The Couple Next Door

Random House
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***The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller and WHSmith Book of the Year 2016***

PEOPLE ARE CAPABLE OF ALMOST ANYTHING.

‘Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR lingers long after you turn the final page’ HARLAN COBEN

Fast-paced and addictive, THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR announces a major new talent in thriller writing.

You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall.

Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying.

Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You'll have the baby monitor and you'll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She's gone.

You've never had to call the police before. But now they're in your home, and who knows what they'll find there.

What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?

'How well do we ever know those around us? THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR will keep you glued to the pages in search of the answer. Even then, you'll never guess the truth...until it's too late' LISA GARDNER

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About the author

Shari Lapena worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before writing fiction. Her debut thriller, The Couple Next Door was a global bestseller. Her second thriller, A Stranger in the House, is out now.
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Publisher
Random House
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Published on
Jul 14, 2016
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9781473541542
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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This content is DRM protected.
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Shari Lapena
“Smart and suspenseful. . . you'll never see the ending coming.” --PureWow


In this neighborhood, danger lies close to home. A domestic thriller packed full of secrets, and a twisty story that never stops—from the bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

He looks at her, concerned. “How do you feel?” She wants to say, Terrified. Instead, she says, with a faint smile, “Glad to be home.”

Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they’re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car’s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind.

There's a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town.

The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes.  Still, she’s mostly okay—except that she can’t remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and they suspect she was up to no good. 

Karen returns home with Tom, determined to heal and move on with her life. Then she realizes something’s been moved. Something’s not quite right. Someone’s been in her house. And the police won't stop asking questions.

Because in this house, everyone’s a stranger. Everyone has something they’d rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet.
Shari Lapena
Todo comenzó en una cena con los vecinos...

La pareja de al lado: «El thriller del que todo el mundo habla.» (Stylist)

Libro del año para WH Smith en Gran Bretaña.
En la lista de más vendidos durante semanas de The New York Times.
Número 1 en más vendidos en Canadá.
En la lista de más vendidos de The Sunday Times.
Uno de los mejores libros de 2016 para The Globe.
Finalista de los Premios Goodreads 2016.

Tu vecina te dijo que preferiría que no llevaras a tu bebé de seis meses a la cena. No es nada personal, simplemente no soporta sus llantos.

Tu marido estaba de acuerdo. Después de todo, vivís en la casa de al lado. Podíais llevaros el monitor infantil y turnaros para pasar a verla cada media hora.

Tu hija dormía cuando fuiste a comprobar por última vez. Sin embargo, en este momento, mientras subes corriendo las escaleras hasta su habitación envuelta en un absoluto silencio, confirmas que tu peor pesadilla se ha hecho realidad: ha desaparecido.

Nunca antes habías tenido que llamar a la policía. Ahora están en tu casa y quién sabe lo que pueden llegar a descubrir.

¿De qué serías capaz cuando has sobrepasado tus límites?

Críticas:
«Alta tensión que se mantiene hasta la última, y asombrosa, página.»
The Times

«Un thriller psicológico potente, nada sanguinario, muy visual y atractivo. Una novela que entusiasmará: fresca, dinámica, bien aparejada, cautivadora desde la primera página.»
El Periódico de Catalunya

«Un debut demoledor y lleno de suspense.»
Publishers Weekly

«Por completo fascinante, totalmente realista y contado con un estilo maravillosamente sencillo y efectivo. No verás venir las sorpresas.»
Daily Mail

«Un arranque impactante para un thriller ejecutado con maestría, lleno de giros y repleto de culpa, drama y engaño.»
Sunday Mirror

«Una lectura que te atrapa con una trama que te hará pasar las páginas a toda velocidad para averiguar qué es lo siguiente que va a pasar.»
Grazia

«¡¿Dónde está el bebé?! Es difícil no dejar de leer hasta el final para averiguarlo, y los giros que te aguardan allí son gratamente inteligentes.»
USA Today

«Un lujo de thriller que avanza a un ritmo de vértigo.»
Good Housekeeping

«Lleno de suspense... Los giros se van revelando sutilmente y con gran aplomo, llevando a la historia a niveles cada vez más altos de impredecibilidad.»
Associated Press

Los lectores dicen...
«El libro perfecto para amantes del suspense y la novela policiaca.»
Blog Nadando entre palabras

«Un thriller adictivo que hará con tu mente y tus teorías una bola, las enredará y desenredará a su antojo, y no contento con ello, cuando creas saberlo todo, ¡pum! Nada era lo que parecía... Vais a alucinar.»
Blog El primer capítulo

«Atrapa al lector en una atmósfera angustiosa e inquietante y en una lectura frenética... Una historia que se lee vorazmente, que nos atrapa por su ágil ritmo y que termina con un sorprendente final.»
Blog El templo de la lectura

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