Tense and twisty, The Couple Next Door will have you riveted and uncertain from beginning to end.
Marco and Anne's six-month-old infant is abducted and their lives begin to crumble. The parents are distraught, but they are also wallowing in guilt--"shoulda, coulda done some things differently" kind of thing.
Suspicion and deception. Since parents are always suspect in abductions like this, there are reasons the detective must consider whether the parents are responsible, but as secret after secret is revealed, more possibilities exist than are initially apparent.
This is the kind of book you speed through, discovering a number of surprises along the way. A compelling novel with excellent pacing, The Couple Next Door reveals information a little at a time to keep the reader off- balance and guessing--never quite sure of who may be guilty.
I had trouble putting this one down. Some things I suspected early, other things were a gradual accumulation of information. It may hold up less well in retrospect, but as I was reading, I was completely engrossed.
Read in July. Blog review scheduled for Aug. 8, 2016.
Mystery/Suspense. Aug. 23, 2016. Print length: 313 pages.