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Dear Authors: The reviews in this blog are only personal opinions. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am a Librarian (actually a Library Technician for those who care OR know the difference) with a love for a good story. The opinions in the reviews are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of any of the books reviewed here, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Rapid Fire Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

The Couple Next DoorThe Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a fabulous book for a cold November Moncton day. Once I started I couldn't put it down, yup that is why we had Pizza for dinner kiddies. Lots of twists and turns and makes you think about what you would have done in a similar situation. Also really shows you that keeping secrets from those you love is insanely stupid and can make things blow out of control. I really felt for Anne as a Mom who too suffered with Postpartum Depression, it plays hell on your mental state. It was kind of nice just losing myself in a book for the day after working so hard getting our family settled in a new province. Also, there is a women you are going to love to hate. Cynthia is such a bitch! Now that being said I hated the last chapter so much I wanted to toss it across the room. I just did not buy it and figured the author sacrificed a good ending just to do the shock factor thing. I do think this one is going to fly off the shelf and will definitely be made into a movie. Great for those needing to just escape for a while and for those who aren't the biggest readers.

Favourite Quotes/Passages

"She must stop looking at the tabloids at the grocery-store checkout and comparing herself to all those celebrity moms and their personal trainers who look terrific at mere weeks."

"She knows how judgmental mothers are, how good it feels to sit in judgment of someone else. " (Reviewers note - word!)

“...nobody makes that much money without taking advantage of somebody. It's much easier to make money if you don't care who you hurt. If you have scruples, it's much harder to get rich.”

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