Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Book Review: The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next DoorThe Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Honestly, this is one of those guilty pleasure books. It's full of plot twists, plastic characters, and things that would never happen in real life, but lately my brain seems to crave absolute, unequivocally dramatic fiction. There's a kidnapped baby, a mom with postpartum depression, multimillionaire grandparents, and a husband from the other side of the tracks. Also: a neighbor named Cynthia, sharp knives, and hidden cell phones.

I gave it 4 stars because it was exactly the book I needed at the moment, not because it's a work of literary genius. This is what I think of as an "in-between" book—a cushion between more thought-provoking books. Fun, fast, and somehow quite satisfying.

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Susanne said...

I've been wondering about this one. Thanks for your thoughts.

Marce said...

This one is on my TBR list, sounds thrilling.

Sandra said...

This has been on my TBR list for years but since the local libraries don't have it I've never got around to reading it. After reading your review, 'll have to see if I can find a copy with affordable shipping.