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The Couple Next Door Audiobook

The Couple Next Door

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Publisher's Summary

People are capable of almost anything.

Fast-paced and addictive, The Couple Next Door announces a major new talent in thriller writing.

You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall.

Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying. Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you live only next door. You'll have the baby monitor, and you'll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realised. She's gone. You've never had to call the police before. But now they're in your home, and who knows what they'll find there. What would you be capable of when pushed past your limit?

©2016 Shari Lapena (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"2016's most talked-about new thriller." (Stylist)
"Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. The Couple Next Door lingers long after you turn the final page." (Harlan Coben)
"How well do we ever know those around us? The Couple Next Door will keep you glued to the pages in search of the answer. Even then, you'll never guess the truth...until it's too late." (Lisa Gardner)

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    jacks247 10/08/2016
    jacks247 10/08/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "A few hours I won't get back"

    Truly ridiculous story line. I'll be getting a refund on this book. Ludicrous story line and so many repetitive 'he says' that it drove me mad. Surely a decent author comes up with other words and ways to narrate speech between characters? Poor story. Just can't recommend

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea 31/07/2016
    Andrea 31/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant brilliant brilliant! All 5 stars"

    Addictive, excellent story . At the start I thought this was a bit 'easy' but it only gets better ! Highly recommended book

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Frances 13/08/2016
    Frances 13/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Is this meant to be a joke?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better plot, more believable characters, an ending that did not feel as if the writer had become desperate to finish it!


    Has The Couple Next Door put you off other books in this genre?

    Not at all!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kirsten Potter’s performances?

    Almost certaintainly not.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    ..Anger that something so poor could have received recommendations from publishers and reviewers.


    Any additional comments?

    A good idea wasted is my reaction.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sam Cartwright UK 20/07/2016
    Sam Cartwright UK 20/07/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Compelling page turner!!"

    Story was full of twists and was utterly gripping!Heard it all over 24 hours as desperately wanted to know what happened! Highly recommended.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    rebecca skinner 04/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Captivating and thrilling. But predictable."

    I enjoyed this book once I got over the slightly annoying American narrator. The book kept you guessing, captivated and intrigued. However the storyline is slightly predictable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris WEST BYFLEET, United Kingdom 30/10/2016
    Chris WEST BYFLEET, United Kingdom 30/10/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "GOOD BUT"

    Excellent story but so implausible, good twists and turn, and the ending a surprise. We are talking about a baby here but the mother and father seem to forget that

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs DR Pearson 13/09/2016
    Mrs DR Pearson 13/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Jaw droppingly good....."

    I cannot tell you how many times my jaw has dropped open listening to this book.
    So many twists and turns, leaving you completely speechless......
    Compulsive listening, and narrated so well......

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carey Davey 29/11/2016
    Carey Davey 29/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "great read"

    gripping til the end, a great read, will definitely recommend. look forward to reading more.

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    Mrs V Seedhouse 25/11/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "Buy this now"

    I couldn't stop listening. I burnt dinner one night as I couldn't turn it off.

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    Nicola Branch 23/11/2016
    Nicola Branch 23/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    An excellent story with many twists, turns and surprises. I really enjoyed it very much.

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  • barbara
    Brookside, Australia
    22/10/16
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    "An excellent thriller with many twists and turns"
    If you could sum up The Couple Next Door in three words, what would they be?

    Riveting, believable, fast-paced


    What did you like best about this story?

    It has many unexpected twists. The plot attracted me but the actual story was even better than I anticipated. The story was very well told with plenty of detail but not so much that it was boring or monotonous.


    What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice brought the characters to life. They were all well developed and believable.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The incident in the school bathroom. Without giving anything away it was quite shocking.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this book. I enjoyed the whole story. The baby's mother's story was well thought out and had a lot of depth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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