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The Couple Next Door Audiobook

The Couple Next Door

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Publisher's Summary

The No. 1 Sunday Times best-seller and WHSmith Book of the Year 2016

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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    TyMawr UK 20/05/2017
    TyMawr UK 20/05/2017 Member Since 2008

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    "A page turner"

    I loved it. One twist followed by another and another. kept you guessing! Good read.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Joanne 25/05/2017
    Joanne 25/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "An enjoyable listen"

    I liked the twists but it was slow to start.
    Narrated well and a clever ending.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    mrs 20/05/2017
    mrs 20/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Lots of Twists"

    Just when you think you are accusing one person another comes into the frame. Very much enjoyed how it all linked together in the end. Wasn't sure about ending.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Liza Carr 18/05/2017
    Liza Carr 18/05/2017
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    "Far from predictable. I loved this story."

    I must admit I thought this would be a predictable story, but I was totally wrong. I can see this being a best seller (if not already) and a movie. Enjoy everyone I totally recommend it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Hayley Brazill 03/05/2017
    Hayley Brazill 03/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Disturbing."

    As a parent, this tale does prey on our worst fears. A little predictable but I enjoyed it and still had to keep page turning, just to find out...

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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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

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    Amazon Customer 02/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "good book bit long winded in places"

    good story with a twist. keeps you guessing for most of the book but then it all falls into place

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    kay wood 24/04/2017
    kay wood 24/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Absolutely loved it. Enjoyed every minute of it."

    Great story line with lots of twists and turns. Absolutely loved it, enjoyed every minute of it.

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    kelly lorraine atkinson 14/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Recommended"

    Addictive and convincing. The story kept me guessing and listening with intent throughout. Definitely recommended.

    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.

    26 of 31 people found this review helpful
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  • Savanna Aver
    14/08/17
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    "Good read"
    Where does The Couple Next Door rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was my first audiobook. It won't be my last.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Couple Next Door?

    Realizing the plot and who was involved. Don't want to give anything away to the readers who have not yet read the book.


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    Great narrator. Enjoyed her voice, found it quite expressive.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I'm afraid not.


    Any additional comments?

    Good read/listen. Nice twist at the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    02/04/17
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    "Awful"

    This was the worst book I have read this year. The storyline is bad. The characters are one dimensional. What a waste of time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gwendolyn Westbrook
    06/03/17
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    "Enjoyed tremendously!"

    Great story that kept me entertained and anxious to know what was next. Lots of twists!!

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  • barbara
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    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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