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Someone we know a novel

by Lapeña, Shari, 1960-

Format: Kindle Book 2019 2019
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Neighbors begin to turn on each other after a series of break-ins is followed by a murder --
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Residents of a tranquil suburb in the Hudson River Valley believe they have it all. They know their neighbors, attend each other's book clubs, talk casually over their fences, and enjoy backyard barbecues. Yet, when a teenager is discovered to have hacked various residents' computers, and, later, when one of those residents is found brutally murdered, everything changes. The police begin an intensive investigation, and secrets are revealed. Everyone in the neighborhood, it turns out, has something to hide. A community built on trust is instantly in tatters. Lapena creates unrelenting psychological tension by describing how the shared illusions of a tightly knit group of people are destroyed, transforming tranquility into desperation. This highly suspenseful domestic crime novel will make readers think twice about what transpires behind neighborhood doors and to admit that appearances are often too good to be true. Sure to delight fans of Liane Moriarty and Louise Candlish.--Shoshana Frank Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this slyly plotted if anemically peopled page-turner from bestseller Lapena (An Unwanted Guest), there's nary a ripple in the bucolic Hudson Valley city of Aylesford, N.Y., after lawyer Robert Pierce reports his wife, Amanda, missing; most neighbors assume Amanda simply left him. But when rumors spread that an at first unnamed teen has been breaking into homes and hacking into the occupants' computers, it's quite a different story, setting in motion a snowballing of suspicion, subterfuge, and bungled amateur sleuthing. The discovery of a car with a badly bludgeoned body inside the trunk in a nearby lake potentially creates a huge problem for 16-year-old hacker Raleigh Sharpe, whose fingerprints are all over the victim's house. He also risks being identified because of the ill-advised anonymous apology notes his mother slips under the doors of those he admits to her to have hacked. Lapena skillfully maximizes suspense with her dual story lines that eventually collide, as well as some deft misdirection. Unfortunately, most of her characters don't rise above serviceable, and the final plot twists prove as implausible as they are surprising. Still, many fans of domestic suspense will be satisfied. Agent: Helen Heller, Helen Heller Agency (Canada). (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Suburban life Fiction
Teenagers Fiction
Unlawful entry Fiction
Secrecy Fiction
Murder Fiction
Hacking Fiction
Adultery Fiction
Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Electronic books.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Publishing Group2019
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780525557661
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