The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door Cover

Shari Lapena

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 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?


You’ve just had your first baby and the couple next door invite you and your husband round to dinner. But not with the baby – they don’t like her crying. So you leave the baby monitor on. You’re only yards away – what can go wrong? When you get home the baby has gone.

Taken. But why? And by whom?

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