Someone we know a novel

by Lapeña, Shari, 1960-

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"No-one does suburban paranoia like Shari Lapena--this slowly unfurling nightmare will have you biting your nails until the end."
--Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10

The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, and An Unwanted Guest, Shari Lapena

Maybe you don't know your neighbors as well as you thought you did . . .

"This is a very difficult letter to write. I hope you will not hate us too much. . . My son broke into your home recently while you were out."

In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses--and into the owners' computers as well--learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too.

Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? After two anonymous letters are received, whispers start to circulate, and suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the 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 own secrets?

In this neighborhood, it's not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide . . .

You never really know what people are capable of.
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"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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
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ISBN 9780525557661
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