The Couple Next Door
Book Review - The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
I loved reading The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. It was a quick read and a definite page-turner! This murder mystery is about a couple who attended a dinner party next door and while they were away their infant daughter was kidnapped. There are two "couples next door" in this book - the couple who left their infant daughter at home alone while they attended a dinner party and the couple who hosted the dinner party and asked that the other couple not bring their baby, even though their babysitter cancelled at the last minute.
The parents chose to leave the baby at home alone while they attended the party. It was just the two couples, they were just next door, they had their baby monitor with them, and they alternated every 30 minutes on who would go next door and check on the baby in person. We can argue that they made a number of poor choices, I'm not a parent but I've read Big Little Lies and I've heard from my friends how parents like to argue best parenting practices. Let's not get into that.
This book is about how far you would go when pushed to your limits. It is about how everyone has something they think they need to hide. I couldn't put this book down.
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