The Couple Next Door
Anne and Marco Conti have it all. The perfect marriage, a wonderful house, and a beautiful baby girl. One night they go to a party at their next-door neighbor’s house. Their babysitter cancelled, so they just bring the baby monitor and check on her every half an hour. When they return from their party at one thirty in the morning, they discover the front door is open and their baby is gone. In the days following, the detective pursuing the case discovers that everyone has secrets, and things might not be as they appear. How well do we ever really know The Couple Next Door?
Almost every character in this book has a secret, which makes it fun to read and try to decipher whose secret is worse and how far they’re willing to go to cover it up. The plot might not seem super original to you, but don’t think you know how it will end. Where one crime ends, another one begins. The characters are so interesting, and even though you want the parents to get their child back, you have a hard time really cheering for them because they aren’t as innocent as they seem at first.
The detective on the case often says he has to know what happened, no matter what, and I feel like that every time I read a mystery. Even if it’s terrible, I’ll push on just to know the ending. Thankfully, this was a great book, so I was able to enjoy it. I don’t think you will be disappointed, either.