The Couple Next Door opening line: Anne can feel the acid churning in her stomach and creeping up her throat; her head is swimming.
The Couple Next Door:
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 realized. 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?
I could not put this book down, even sneaking glances at the page after the one I was reading to know what was going on. I must say that I guessed correctly who was behind the kidnapping. But that in no way detracted from the reading experience. This is a new author I cannot wait to read more from.
First published in Great Britain by Bantam Press in 2016
Paperback: 302 pages