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Book Review: The Couple Next Door

My rating: 2
When my book club first chose The Couple Next Door, I was extremely excited. I have been really into suspenseful books that prove to be page-turners, which is how everyone described this one, and I don't deny that. However, overall, I was not that impressed with this popular hit.

The story is about a couple with a young baby who are invited to a dinner party next door. The babysitter cancels at the last minute and since no babies are allowed, the husband (Marco) convinces the wife (Anne) to just use the monitor and check on the baby every half hour. Weird to begin with, am I right?

They go home after the dinner party to discover the baby is missing, and the rest of the story is about them trying to find her while the police try to figure out who is to blame, and if the baby is dead or alive. The plot was fast at first but really began to become repetitive and slow as the book progressed. The whole thing also began to remind me of a certain movie (do you know it?), which …