A Novel by Shari Lapena
Storyline: 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 secrets…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 focuses 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 writing style was so odd.. I didn’t like how cold and unattached the story was and that it felt like you were reading more of a police report instead of a book.
The story itself was okay I did actually kind of like it. I wouldn’t call it suspenseful or a thriller though, because they tell you basically everything that’s going on as it happens, there’s absolutely no mystery. The further in the story you get the more insane and ridiculous the plot line seems to be, which is quite unfortunate… you can tell the author didn’t do much –if any– research of how investigations work and what types of evidence there could be in specific settings, I often found it unbelievable. And the ending was just plain weird, I didn’t see that last chapter coming but I honestly think it was kind of pointless at the same time. I’m not sure if I would recommend this book.
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