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  • Author: Shari Lapena
  • ISBN: 9780552174886
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
  • Publication Date: July 16, 2020
  • Format: Paperback – 400 pages
  • Language: English


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‘The queen of the one-sit read’ Linwood Barclay

‘Shari Lapena is one of the best thriller writers in the business’ Steve Cavanagh

‘A masterful whodunnit, perfectly paced and expertly plotted, that had me guessing all the way through’ C L Taylor

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The gripping new thriller from the No. 1 bestselling author of The Couple Next Door.

It can be hard keeping secrets in a tight-knit neighbourhood.

In a tranquil, leafy suburb of ordinary streets – one where everyone is polite and friendly – an anonymous note has been left at some of the houses.

I’m so sorry. My son has been getting into people’s houses. He’s broken into yours.

Who is this boy, and what might he have uncovered? As whispers start to circulate, suspicion mounts.

And when a missing local woman is found murdered, the tension reaches breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they’re telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their secrets?

Maybe you don’t know your neighbour as well as you thought you did . . .

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Readers are obsessed with Shari Lapena:

‘I was reading with my mouth open as I raced towards the final page.’

‘I read it in one sitting, as I simply could not put it down.’

‘An incredibly gripping read.’

‘Fantastic book, from the first page I was hooked, couldn’t put it down!’

‘An excellent atmospheric thriller, full of intrigue and suspense.’

Reviews

One neighbourhood, four couples, an amateur burglar and one dead body – this is a masterful whodunnit, perfectly paced and expertly plotted, that had me guessing all the way through. Like Desperate Housewives with bite. I loved it and couldn’t put it down. ― C. L. Taylor

Shari Lapena just gets better and better. ― Cara Hunter

Exactly what I love in a book: a small cast, an intricate plot worthy of Agatha Christie, with characters who stay in my mind long after the novel has finished. As for her writing – it was just perfect, as though Anne Tyler had written a thriller. No greater compliment can be given! ― Mary Torjussen

Shari Lapena has done it again. Someone We Know grabs you by the lapels on page one and doesn’t loosen its grip until the last sentence. Love the claustrophobic suburban neighbourhood where anything can happen behind those front doors. ― Fiona Barton, bestselling author of THE WIDOW

I fell hook, line and sinker for this book, only surfacing back to reality after the final page. Shari Lapena is a writer at the absolute top of her game. Someone We Know was masterfully plotted, the suspense ratcheted up with agonising precision and the ending so satisfying I wanted to flip back through the pages to see how she managed it. Brilliant. ― Holly Seddon, author of TRY NOT TO BREATHE

Author Biography

Shari Lapena worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before writing fiction. Her debut thriller, The Couple Next Door, was a global bestseller, the bestselling fiction title in the UK in 2017 and has been optioned for television. Her thrillers A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, Someone We Know and The End of Her were all Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers. Shari’s books are published in 37 territories worldwide, with global sales of over 7 million. Her sixth thriller, Not a Happy Family is available to pre-order now.

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