The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

Large Print - 2016
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When a terrible crime committed on the night of a dinner party casts suspicion on a young couple who seemed to have it all, Detective Rasbach discovers that the panicked duo had been hiding dangerous secrets from each other for years. A debut suspense novel by the award-winning author of Things Go Flying.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ℗♭2016
ISBN: 9781410491589
1410491587
Branch Call Number: L FICTION LAPINA 2016
Characteristics: pages cm

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empbee
Dec 08, 2017

Good beginning, slipping, repetitive page fillers at times and an ending that feels just put there. A fast read all the same.

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Yoo_hoo5
Nov 05, 2017

With all the twists in the book, I was expecting a bit more of a surprise ending, but, as others have said, the ending is a bit disappointing.
The storyline was intriguing enough, but it didn't really go anywhere after the initial plot started revealing itself. Sort of predictable.

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bucky_j
Oct 23, 2017

Super easy and enjoyable read. The ending, as several others have said, was weird and I feel it could have been left out.

JCLMeganK Oct 10, 2017

While this book was definitely one that I had to keep reading to find out what happened, I felt something lacking. Perhaps it was the simplistic writing style, or the fact I did not find any of the characters especially likable. Nevertheless, that's fairly easy to look past as the story itself is engaging enough that it kept me interested. I would recommend this for a quick, suspenseful read, but would not say it was an outstanding book.

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ilaschmaltz
Aug 31, 2017

Loved this book! Such a page Turner, I could not put it down. I gave it 4.5 stars because the last 10 pages or so I found took away from the book a bit. Still a great read.

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cassmazza
Aug 28, 2017

This book could have been a bit more realistic, but it is overall a great read. It really is a 'page turner'- I finished the book in just a few hours! I loved the general idea of having a kidnapped baby with the disturbing twists to the story. But I expected a little more from the ending.

Pat2686 Aug 26, 2017

A real page turner. Didn't like the ending.

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natalieklann
Jul 26, 2017

This book did not do it for me. It started out great, but I really thought the real perpetrator in the end was silly. In the end it read like a soap opera.

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

This book is honestly somewhat difficult for me to rate. I was rather captivated, but the ending was so...random??

I was super annoyed that the parents could be so selfish and completely victimize their baby as the outcome of their personal problems (i.e., finance and health). However, at times, I couldn't help feeling bad for them and sympathizing.

The tone was fine for me. Straightforward, right to the point. BUT I was getting annoyed at all the sentences starting with pronouns.

The Couple Next Door gave me some pretty significant messages too. It's a reminder that money can be blinding, causing people to make some awful choices.

Anyway, I really can't say much about the book—seeing that it's a mystery and I don't want to reveal too much—but I did like it.

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ralwal
Jul 22, 2017

Too plodding and repetitive for the first half.

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

Sexual Content: A flirtatious scene

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

Violence: Murder

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

Coarse Language: Cussing

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

jmli thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Nutty
Jun 21, 2017

Nutty thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

A couple's baby is kidnapped while the parents are at their neighbors' party.

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

"He's very agitated. He wipes his sweaty hands on his pants."

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