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The Couple Next Door

This thriller by Shari Lapena is a chilling tale of deception, duplicity and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

Shari Lapena

(Doubleday Canada)

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all — a loving relationship, a wonderful home and their beautiful baby, Cora. 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. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years. 

What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family — a chilling tale of deception, duplicity and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist. (From Doubleday Canada)

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Anne can feel the acid churning in her stomach and creeping up her throat; her head is swimming. She's had too much to drink. Cynthia has been recklessly topping her up all night. Anne had meant to keep herself to a limit, but she'd let things slide — she didn't know how else she was supposed to get through the evening. Now she has no idea how much wine she's drunk over the course of the interminable dinner party. She'll have to pump and dump her breast milk in the morning.


From The Unmade Bed by Stephen Marche ©2017. Published by HarperCollins Publishers.

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Shari Lapena on her bestselling thriller. 2:08

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