Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena

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Narrated By: Kirsten Potter

Duration: 8 hours and 40 minutes

What to expect

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


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?


Crime and mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction, Psychological thriller, Fiction: general and literary, Modern and contemporary fiction, Crime and mystery: police procedural, Family life fiction, Narrative theme: Love and relationships, Narrative theme: Interior life

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‘Real men read women writers - because of books like this. Trust me'

Lee Child

Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. The Couple Next Door lingers long after you turn the final page

Harlan Coben

‘A twisty, utterly riveting tale that will send readers on a wild rollercoaster ride of emotions. Shocking revelations kept me turning the pages like a madwoman’

Tess Gerritsen

‘2016’s most talked-about new thriller’


'I thought the read-it-in-one-sitting thing was a cliche. Not any more'