The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

Book - 2016
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A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors, a twisty rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. They seem to have it all--a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds.
Publisher: Toronto, ON :, Doubleday Canada,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780385686945
Branch Call Number: FICTION LAP
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 23 cm

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A baby is kidnapped while her parents are at a dinner party next door. This story is a wild ride of emotions combined with plot twists that I never saw coming. If you like Gone Girl and Girl on the Train and are looking for a quick read, this book is for you! —Michelle


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swheeler89
Jan 31, 2018

Reminiscent of Gone Girl / Girl on the Train - but perhaps not as well written. Ending was slightly predictable, but this was a fun quick engaging read. If you want a "beach book" this is more than enough. Don't long for more.

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Eye_of_the_Potato
Jan 30, 2018

Works as a novel as well as it would a phone text conversation.

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wilbertjack
Jan 30, 2018

I read this book and wished I had not. So many questions the characters ask themselves during the book, really annoying. Ending was daft.

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toddhansen1
Jan 23, 2018

While I really liked this book, I'll agree with others on here that it got a little weird at the end. Of the 308 pages, 275 of them were spectacular IMO... 4 out of 5 stars

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melissaherman_77
Jan 04, 2018

Loved everything about this book!!!!

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nannianni
Jan 01, 2018

5 stars until the ending. Ending was disappointing - it could have been so much better. It fell flat.

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empbee
Dec 08, 2017

Good beginning, slipping, repetitive page fillers at times and an ending that feels just put there. A fast read all the same.

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Yoo_hoo5
Nov 05, 2017

With all the twists in the book, I was expecting a bit more of a surprise ending, but, as others have said, the ending is a bit disappointing.
The storyline was intriguing enough, but it didn't really go anywhere after the initial plot started revealing itself. Sort of predictable.

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bucky_j
Oct 23, 2017

Super easy and enjoyable read. The ending, as several others have said, was weird and I feel it could have been left out.

JCLMeganK Oct 10, 2017

While this book was definitely one that I had to keep reading to find out what happened, I felt something lacking. Perhaps it was the simplistic writing style, or the fact I did not find any of the characters especially likable. Nevertheless, that's fairly easy to look past as the story itself is engaging enough that it kept me interested. I would recommend this for a quick, suspenseful read, but would not say it was an outstanding book.

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

Sexual Content: A flirtatious scene

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

Violence: Murder

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

Coarse Language: Cussing

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

jmli thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Nutty
Jun 21, 2017

Nutty thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

A couple's baby is kidnapped while the parents are at their neighbors' party.

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

"He's very agitated. He wipes his sweaty hands on his pants."

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