Non ancora pubblicato in Italia. I segreti di una tranquilla strada residenziale rischiano di venire alla luce quando un ragazzo si infiltra nella casa dei suoi vicini. Il nuovo romanzo di Shari Lapena vi lascerà con il fiato sospeso.
Shari Lapena is one of these authors whose book I read as soon as it comes out. I don’t even bother reading the blurb. She knows how to create complex characters and suspenseful stories that keep glued to the pages. I started reading her latest novel, SOMEONE WE KNOW, one evening after dinner and I devoured it. I finished it next morning before work, managing to almost miss my stop I was so captivated.
In this novel, we meet different characters, living in the same residential street, all hiding a secret. A woman’s disappearance, the discovery of a body, and a boy’s break-ins inside his neighbours houses risk to bring to light all these secrets.
I loved the setting of the suburban town, so quiet and yet so claustrophobic. The characters are not very likable, but they are very well-crafted and intriguing. Although the story is told from different points of views, you can’t really trust what the characters say as the author slowly unravels the truth that, by the way, I didn’t really see coming.
If you haven’t read Shari Lapena’s first three books, what are you waiting for? If you have read them, then you are going to love this new one.