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The Couple Next Door: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Shari Lapena

Narrated By: Kirsten Potter

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: August 2016

Duration: 8 hours 41 minutes



Shari Lapena’s new thriller, AN UNWANTED GUEST, is available now!

“The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages.” —People

“Provocative and shocking.” —Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Find Her

“I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline.  The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!” —Sue Grafton, New York Times bestselling author of X

It all started at a dinner party. . .

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. . .

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 lands 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.


  • monique c

    I would listen to this book in the car and didn't want my drive to end because i wanted to find out what happened next!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • cianna M


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Mauri Pioppo

    Poorly written, none of the characters were convincing. I thought the narration was overly dramatic and found her voice grating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Heather walker

    The story repeated itself over and over. Would not recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Danielle P.

    Really enjoyed this book.

  • Felicia S.

    The reader was terrific. My friend bought the rights to this book and is turning it into a limited series.

  • Susan R.

    Boring. Way too long

  • Anonymous

    Book was ok. Struggled to finish listening. Harsh language at times. Redundancies. I stopped short of it's completion. Didn't get halfway through it.

  • Judy L.

    Great book, excellent narration.

  • Shannon E.

    Ugh. What a mess. The story started out entertaining and suspenseful enough, but the conclusion was idiotic. Very over-dramatic and unrealistic. *Spoiler Alert* I hated that at the end you are supposed to be rooting for the husband, who cheated on his insecure and depressed wife who had just had a baby-a baby that he set up to be kidnapped in order to get MORE money from his in-laws that he apparently felt entitled to for some reason. I mean come on. In real life would you really forgive this guy? And the wife SLAPPED her six month old baby. Multiple times. And at the end you are supposed to be happy that the baby was returned to these psychos? Please. What a waste of 8 hrs.