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Someone We Know

A novel by Shari Lapena.

Shari Lapena

In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses — and into the owners' computers as well. Learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too.

Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? As whispers start to circulate, suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches its breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they're telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their little secrets? 

In this neighbourhood, it's not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide... (From Doubleday Canada)

From the book

Friday, September 29

She's standing in the kitchen, looking out the large back windows. She turns toward me — there's a swing of thick, brown hair — and I see the confusion and then the sudden fear in her wide brown eyes. She has registered the situation, the danger. Our eyes lock. She looks like a beautiful, frightened animal. But I don't care. I feel a rush of emotion — pure, uncontrolled rage; I don't feel any pity for her at all.

We're both aware of the hammer in my hand. Time seems to slow down. It must be happening quickly, but it doesn't feel that way. Her mouth opens, about to form words. But I'm not interested in what she has to say. Or maybe she was going to scream.


From Someone We Know by Shari Lapena ©2019. Published by Doubleday Canada.

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