• The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena; 2016; $26.00; 308 pages; Pamela Dorman Books, New York, NY; 978-0-7352-2100-6; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Hollywood; 9/23/18-9/26/18
  • Why did I read this?  My friend and co-worker Don Bradley said that he read it in one sitting and he never does that, so I thought I would read it.

Two couples share a duplex and one night they are celebrating a Birthday together.  One couple is childless and likes to party.  The other couple has a baby who they live in her crib with a baby monitor while they party next door.  When the wife goes to check on the baby in the night she is not there.  So begins a mystery.  The biggest mystery is how do you know your neighbors, your parents, and even your own spouse.  There are a lot of twist and turns right up to the last sentence.


What is with the title of the review?  Don Bradley is a coworker who recommended this and I agreed with his review.