The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN: 1473541549
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Couple Next Door Book Excerpt:

'A twisty, utterly riveting tale.' Tess Gerritsen ***The fast-paced, addictive No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller. Over one million copies sold.*** PEOPLE ARE CAPABLE OF ALMOST ANYTHING. 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 only live 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 realized. 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? '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 ***OUT NOW *** the brand-new unputdownable thriller: NOT A HAPPY FAMILY

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 0735221103
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Couple Next Door Book Excerpt:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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.

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Corgi Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-04
ISBN: 9780552174060
Category: Family secrets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Couple Next Door Book Excerpt:

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 he fine. After all, you only live 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 realized. 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 ?

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN: 0735221111
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Couple Next Door Book Excerpt:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Another thrilling domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Not a Happy Family “The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages.” —People “I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline. The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!” —Sue Grafton 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.

A Stranger in the House

A Stranger in the House
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Corgi
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN: 9780552173155
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Stranger in the House Book Excerpt:

The electrifying new thriller from Shari Lapena, author of the bestselling novel of the year, The Couple Next Door. 'Shari expertly traps you, confounds you and leaves you gasping at the end. More, please . . .' FIONA BARTON 'Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari's novels are domestic noir at its finest' SIMON KERNICK 'So many dizzying twists you'd better not drive after reading' LINWOOD BARCLAY 'Smart, twisty thriller . . . It's taut, intelligent and compelling' Heat ***** Why would you run scared from a happy home? You're waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You're making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day. That's the last thing you remember. You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn't so sure. And even you don't know what to believe . . . ***** Praise for Shari Lapena: 'I thought the read-it-in-one-sitting thing was a cliché. Not any more.' LINWOOD BARCLAY 'Entirely compelling, utterly realistic. You will not see the twists coming.' Daily Mail 'Meticulously crafted and razor sharp.' HARLAN COBEN 'A twisty, utterly riveting tale.' TESS GERRITSEN 'Shari Lapena furnishes a clever array of motives and suspects. The tension is high and remains to the last, stunning page.' The Times

Not a Happy Family

Not a Happy Family
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN: 1984880551
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not a Happy Family Book Excerpt:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “A quintessential ‘beach read,’ I half expected sand to fall out of it. This one brings lurid family mayhem to the Hudson Valley [and] plausible suspects. With her cascading short chapters and teasers by the dozen, you stick with Lapena eagerly.” —The Washington Post “Lapena is a master of manipulation. With her latest page-turning thriller, Not a Happy Family, she is once again at the top of her game.” —USA Today “In this fast-paced, twisted family saga, Shari Lapena keeps you guessing until the very last page...” —Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on The Train The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and The End of Her who has sold more than seven million copies of her books worldwide In this family, everyone is keeping secrets—even the dead. Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there, and Fred and Sheila Merton certainly are rich. But even all their money can't protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mertons are brutally murdered after a fraught Easter dinner with their three adult kids. Who, of course, are devastated. Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their vindictive father and neglectful mother, but perhaps one of the siblings is more disturbed than anyone knew. Did someone snap after that dreadful evening? Or did another person appear later that night with the worst of intentions? That must be what happened. After all, if one of the family were capable of something as gruesome as this, you'd know. Wouldn't you?

An Unwanted Guest

An Unwanted Guest
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN: 0525557636
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Unwanted Guest Book Excerpt:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The twisty new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House A weekend retreat at a cozy mountain lodge is supposed to be the perfect getaway . . . but when the storm hits, no one is getting away It's winter in the Catskills and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing--maybe even romantic--weekend away. It boasts spacious old rooms with huge woodburning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a good murder mystery. So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity--and all contact with the outside world--the guests settle in and try to make the best of it. Soon, though, one of the guests turns up dead--it looks like an accident. But when a second guest dies, they start to panic. Within the snowed-in paradise, something--or someone--is picking off the guests one by one. And there's nothing they can do but hunker down and hope they can survive the storm--and one another.

Not a Happy Family

Not a Happy Family
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN: 1473574455
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not a Happy Family Book Excerpt:

The chilling Sunday Times bestseller perfect for fans of Knives Out. 'In this fast-paced, twisted family saga, Shari Lapena keeps you guessing until the very last page...' PAULA HAWKINS The new unputdownable thriller from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR. In this family, everyone is keeping secrets - even the dead. In the quiet, wealthy enclave of Brecken Hill, an older couple is brutally murdered hours after a tense Easter dinner with their three adult children. Who, of course, are devastated. Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their vindictive father and neglectful mother, but perhaps one of them is more disturbed than anyone knew. Did someone snap after that dreadful evening? Or did another person appear later that night with the worst of intentions? That must be what happened. After all, if one of the family were capable of something as gruesome as this, you'd know. Wouldn't you? 'Nobody does a vicious family circle like Shari Lapena. Highly recommended' Cara Hunter 'Queen of the modern crime novel, Shari Lapena, is back with another tale of murder... Shari will keep you guessing until the very end' Sunday Express 'A cross between Big Little Lies and Miss Marple' Woman's Weekly '[A] dramatic, tense and satisfying murder mystery' My Weekly

The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door

The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
Author: Jason Hazeley,Joel Morris
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2016-10-20
ISBN: 0718184424
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door Book Excerpt:

THE PERFECT GIFT for anyone moving house or worried what them next door will get up to next . . . 'Logan is reporting his next-door neighbour to the police again. This time, it's for using a hairdryer before 8am. Last time, it was for trespass by blossom. 'You again,' says the duty sergeant, and gets the forms. _____________ 'Rachel and Robert's neighbour Mrs Vavasour has complained to the council about their hedge, their cat and the colour of their front door. The morning after Rachel left her hair straighteners plugged in, Mrs Vavasour complains to the council that she was kept awake by a bright, flickering orange light and the sound of exploding wood.' This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. 'Hilarious' Stylist

A Shot Rang Out

A Shot Rang Out
Author: Jon L. Breen
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2008-09
ISBN: 1605431680
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Shot Rang Out Book Excerpt:

A collection of mystery criticism and essays from the reviewer of books for Ellery Queen Magazine. Jon Breen is the worthy successor of Anthony Boucher and his hundreds of reviews of books and authors is a must-have for all serious mystery fans. A Ramble House book

The End of Her

The End of Her
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN: 1984880519
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Her Book Excerpt:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “The End of Her will keep you guessing right up to the end . . . once you pick it up, you will not want to put it down.”—USA Today The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Someone We Know A long-ago accident--and a visitor from out of the blue. . . Stephanie and Patrick are adjusting to life with their colicky twin girls. The babies are a handful, but even as Stephanie struggles with the disorientation of sleep deprivation, there's one thing she's sure of: she has all she ever wanted. Then Erica, a woman from Patrick's past, appears and makes a disturbing accusation. Patrick had always said his first wife's death was an accident, but now Erica claims it was murder. Patrick insists he's innocent, that this is nothing but a blackmail attempt. Still, Erica knows things about Patrick--things that make Stephanie begin to question her husband. Stephanie isn't sure what, or who, to believe. As Stephanie's trust in Patrick begins to falter, Patrick stands to lose everything. Is Patrick telling the truth--is Erica the persuasive liar Patrick says she is? Or has Stephanie made a terrible mistake? How will it end?

Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers

Twentieth Century Crime   Mystery Writers
Author: NA NA
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1568
Release: 2015-12-25
ISBN: 1349813664
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers Book Excerpt:

A Stranger in the House

A Stranger in the House
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN: 0735221138
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Stranger in the House Book Excerpt:

“Smart and suspenseful. . . you'll never see the ending coming.” --PureWow In this neighborhood, danger lies close to home. A domestic thriller packed full of secrets, and a twisty story that never stops—from the bestselling author of The Couple Next Door He looks at her, concerned. “How do you feel?” She wants to say, Terrified. Instead, she says, with a faint smile, “Glad to be home.” Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they’re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car’s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind. There's a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town. The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes. Still, she’s mostly okay—except that she can’t remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and they suspect she was up to no good. Karen returns home with Tom, determined to heal and move on with her life. Then she realizes something’s been moved. Something’s not quite right. Someone’s been in her house. And the police won't stop asking questions. Because in this house, everyone’s a stranger. Everyone has something they’d rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet.

Someone We Know

Someone We Know
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN: 0525557679
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Someone We Know Book Excerpt:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! USA Today's top 100 books to read while stuck at home social distancing "No-one does suburban paranoia like Shari Lapena--this slowly unfurling nightmare will have you biting your nails until the end." --Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, and An Unwanted Guest, Shari Lapena Maybe you don't know your neighbors as well as you thought you did . . . "This is a very difficult letter to write. I hope you will not hate us too much. . . My son broke into your home recently while you were out." In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses--and into the owners' computers as well--learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too. Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? After two anonymous letters are received, whispers start to circulate, and suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they're telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their own secrets? In this neighborhood, it's not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide . . . You never really know what people are capable of.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Updated Edition

Gabriel Garcia Marquez  Updated Edition
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 143811298X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

Not a Happy Family

Not a Happy Family
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN: 198488056X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not a Happy Family Book Excerpt:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “A quintessential ‘beach read,’ I half expected sand to fall out of it. This one brings lurid family mayhem to the Hudson Valley [and] plausible suspects. With her cascading short chapters and teasers by the dozen, you stick with Lapena eagerly.” —The Washington Post “Lapena is a master of manipulation. With her latest page-turning thriller, Not a Happy Family, she is once again at the top of her game.” —USA Today “In this fast-paced, twisted family saga, Shari Lapena keeps you guessing until the very last page...” —Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on The Train The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and The End of Her who has sold more than seven million copies of her books worldwide In this family, everyone is keeping secrets—even the dead. Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there, and Fred and Sheila Merton certainly are rich. But even all their money can't protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mertons are brutally murdered after a fraught Easter dinner with their three adult kids. Who, of course, are devastated. Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their vindictive father and neglectful mother, but perhaps one of the siblings is more disturbed than anyone knew. Did someone snap after that dreadful evening? Or did another person appear later that night with the worst of intentions? That must be what happened. After all, if one of the family were capable of something as gruesome as this, you'd know. Wouldn't you?

100 American Crime Writers

100 American Crime Writers
Author: S. Powell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN: 1137031662
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 American Crime Writers Book Excerpt:

100 American Crime Writers features discussion and analysis of the lives of crime writers and their key works, examining the developments in American crime writing from the Golden Age to hardboiled detective fiction. This study is essential to scholars and an ideal introduction to crime fiction for anyone who enjoys this fascinating genre.

The End of Her

The End of Her
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Corgi
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-04
ISBN: 9780552177030
Category: New York (State)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Her Book Excerpt:

Clues A Journal of Detection Vol 39 No 1 Spring 2021

Clues  A Journal of Detection  Vol  39  No  1  Spring 2021
Author: Caroline Reitz
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2021-04-16
ISBN: 1476644861
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clues A Journal of Detection Vol 39 No 1 Spring 2021 Book Excerpt:

For over two decades, Clues has included the best scholarship on mystery and detective fiction. With a combination of academic essays and nonfiction book reviews, it covers all aspects of mystery and detective fiction material in print, television and movies. As the only American scholarly journal on mystery fiction, Clues is essential reading for literature and film students and researchers; popular culture aficionados; librarians; and mystery authors, fans and critics around the globe.

Not a Happy Family

Not a Happy Family
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Random House Large Print
Total Pages: 563
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN: 9780593414200
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not a Happy Family Book Excerpt:

"No-one does suburban paranoia like Shari Lapena."--Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One by One The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Someone We Know who has sold more than 7 million copies of her books worldwide In this family, everyone is keeping secrets. Even the dead. In this family, everyone is keeping secrets--especially the dead. Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there. And they don't come much richer than Fred and Sheila Merton. But even all their money can't protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mertons are brutally murdered the night after an Easter dinner with their three adult kids. Who, of course, are devastated. Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their capricious father and neglectful mother, but perhaps one of them is more disturbed than anyone knew. Did one of them snap after that dreadful evening? Or was it someone else that night who crept in with the worst of intentions? It must be. After all, if one of your siblings was a psychopath, you'd know. Wouldn't you?