Someone We Know

Someone We Know

"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 10The 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 LapenaMaybe you...

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Someone We Know Reviews

  • Louise Wilson

    4.5⭐ rounded up to 5

    Raleigh Sharpe has been breaking into his neighbours homes. He doesn't steal anything. He just wants to see if he can hack into their computers. His mother, Olivia finds out about the break-ins and leaves anonymous notes to let the home owners know what her son has been up to. But one of of her sons victims I'd dead. As the news of Amanda Pierce's death spreads, the list of suspects grows. Her husband and some of her neighbours are under suspicion. Each have area son why they

    4.5⭐️ rounded up to 5

    Raleigh Sharpe has been breaking into his neighbours homes. He doesn't steal anything. He just wants to see if he can hack into their computers. His mother, Olivia finds out about the break-ins and leaves anonymous notes to let the home owners know what her son has been up to. But one of of her sons victims I'd dead. As the news of Amanda Pierce's death spreads, the list of suspects grows. Her husband and some of her neighbours are under suspicion. Each have area son why they might want Amanda dead, but is any of them guilty? Or could it even be someone else? The book opens with Amanda's murder.

    I was hooked from the first page. With everyone a suspect, who actually held the hammer that killedAmanda Pierce? Everyone has a believable and justified reason for killing her. There are so many secrets, lies and twists. I did not like Amanda's husband from the start. It's obvious from the beginning that's he's a man with something to hide. I felt at times like I was reading the s riot for an episode of Desperate Housewives. This is the best book so far that I have read by the author.i never guessed until nearer the end, who had killed Amanda.

    I would like to thank NetGalley, Random House UK, Transworld Publishers and the author Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Debra

    A teenage boy who breaks into his neighbors’ homes to look around and hack into their computers. A woman down the street reported missing by her husband is later found dead....

    Who is the young hacker and who killed the woman?

    I found this book to be extremely enjoyable. Everyone has secrets. Even if you think you know your neighbors, do you truly know w

    A teenage boy who breaks into his neighbors’ homes to look around and hack into their computers. A woman down the street reported missing by her husband is later found dead....

    Who is the young hacker and who killed the woman?

    I found this book to be extremely enjoyable. Everyone has secrets. Even if you think you know your neighbors, do you truly know what goes on behind closed doors? How well do you know your spouse? In this book, secrets will be revealed as the twists and turns keep coming. There are several suspects and each one is plausible and makes sense. Just when the police bring in one suspect, someone comes forward with more information or to admit to a lie. I was right there with the investigators changing my suspect list as the book progressed. I love putting on my super sleuth hat and trying to figure out whodunit and enjoyed every second of this layered plot. As the lies and secrets are revealed, husbands and wives will learn harsh truths about each other, and neighbors will learn more about their neighbors than they might have wanted to know. There are quite a few characters in this book, but they all have distinct personalities which makes it very easy to keep track of them.

    Lapena did not disappoint with this book. She is a clever writer who she everything together in the end in a pleasing and interesting way. I love her writing. I found the reactions of the characters to be realistic and found this book to be a fun, thought provoking and riveting page turner. I also appreciated that the reveal did not come of left field with this book. The reveal was believable and well done. Whether you figure it out or not, this book was a wonderful whodunit. The pacing was spot on. There was never a dull moment and nothing in the book felt rushed.

    The only reason this book didn’t 5 stars from me is because I would have liked to have known more of the backstory between the murdered woman and her husband, otherwise, this was a hit for me.

    As long as Lapena keeps writing I will keep reading her books.

    Thank you to the Publisher and Edelweiss who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jayme

    The book opens with a woman being bludgeoned to death by a hammer.

    Who is she?

    Who is swinging the hammer?

    **

    Robert Pierce has just entered the police station to report his wife, Amanda, as missing...

    "What would a normal husband say?" Robert clears his throat...

    **

    Olivia Sharpe's teenage son, Raleigh is breaking into the neighbor's houses at night and hacking into their computers. He may have even sent some emails from one, posing as the owner of the computer...

    "The house feels different withou

    The book opens with a woman being bludgeoned to death by a hammer.

    Who is she?

    Who is swinging the hammer?

    **

    Robert Pierce has just entered the police station to report his wife, Amanda, as missing...

    "What would a normal husband say?" Robert clears his throat...

    **

    Olivia Sharpe's teenage son, Raleigh is breaking into the neighbor's houses at night and hacking into their computers. He may have even sent some emails from one, posing as the owner of the computer...

    "The house feels different without anyone else in it-full of possibilities. A little shiver of excitement ran up and down his spine."

    When Olivia finds out, she sends anonymous apology letters to the owners of the houses...”I’m so sorry. My son has been getting into people’s houses. he’s broken into yours”...

    **

    A Missing woman and Anonymous letters about someone breaking and entering has the whole neighborhood on edge.

    Although her last book was an "Agatha Christie" style mystery, this one is more like her first two books, returning to a neighborhood FULL of secrets.

    **

    I was immediately hooked by the story, and SOMEONE YOU KNOW was reading late into the night till her eyes burned!

    Everyone was a suspect, and it was fun trying to figure out "whodunnit"!

    If you have enjoyed Shari Lapena's past work, you won't be disappointed!

    If you have not yet read her work , I would describe this novel as an addictive, domestic suspense tale, similar to a Lisa Jewell novel.

    Available July 30th!

    Pre-order now but have a bottle of Visine next to the bed for when this arrives!!

    I would like to thank Edelweiss, Pamala Dorman Books and Shari Lapena for allowing me to read a digital ARC in exchange for a candid review!

  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)

    I've been a little burned out of domestic suspense novels lately, but knew I wanted to read Shari Lapena's newest book, Someone We Know, and I'm so glad I did! The novel follows several characters in a neighborhood where a murder took place, including the mother of a teenage boy who has been breaking into people's houses. The book is told through several POVs, and while it was difficult to keep all of the characters straight initially, it soon became clear as the book wove seamlessly through eac

    I've been a little burned out of domestic suspense novels lately, but knew I wanted to read Shari Lapena's newest book, Someone We Know, and I'm so glad I did! The novel follows several characters in a neighborhood where a murder took place, including the mother of a teenage boy who has been breaking into people's houses. The book is told through several POVs, and while it was difficult to keep all of the characters straight initially, it soon became clear as the book wove seamlessly through each POV. 

    There are several dynamics at play here - it's more than just the murder. We have mothers worried about their sons and their behavior, spouses worried that their partner is having an affair, neighbors wondering who killed the beautiful woman down the block, and so on. More than just the murder, the book also centers on love, trust, and family. 

    For me, the murder was the icing on the cake. I had several theories that changed frequently throughout the book as more and more information was revealed, and I have to admit, I didn't have it figured out until it was hitting me in the face, which was nice! I had a hard time putting the book down because I was dying to know how everything would unfold. 

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it for fans of books like Big Little Lies! Someone We Know is out July 30, 2019, so be sure to mark your calendars for the next big summer suspense. This will be a perfect beach read. I'd like to thank Pamela Dorman books for my advanced copy of the book. It was my pleasure to provide an honest review. 

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I don't feel like I have a lot to say about this one, other than I really enjoyed it, and I think fans of thrillers that feature in depth character study and traditional, reliable mysteries will too. It's refreshing to be able to stumble across suspense novels today that are more than the sum of their twists, and while

    definitely keeps you guessing until the end, it's not a one hit wonder. Highly recommended to those readers who want to get back to their roots of finding a read t

    I don't feel like I have a lot to say about this one, other than I really enjoyed it, and I think fans of thrillers that feature in depth character study and traditional, reliable mysteries will too. It's refreshing to be able to stumble across suspense novels today that are more than the sum of their twists, and while

    definitely keeps you guessing until the end, it's not a one hit wonder. Highly recommended to those readers who want to get back to their roots of finding a read that is mysterious, suspenseful, and downright thought-provoking.

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)

    Olivia Sharpe has just discovered her teenage son Raleigh has been breaking in to neighbors' homes.  He says he has never taken anything, he only breaks in to hack computers when no one is home.

    At the same time, news is breaking that their neighbor, Amanda Pierce (who everyone believes left her husband even though he filed a missing persons report), has been found in the trunk of her car, which was submerged in the nearby lake.  Coincidentally, the Pierce home is one that Raleigh broke in to aro

    Olivia Sharpe has just discovered her teenage son Raleigh has been breaking in to neighbors' homes.  He says he has never taken anything, he only breaks in to hack computers when no one is home.

    At the same time, news is breaking that their neighbor, Amanda Pierce (who everyone believes left her husband even though he filed a missing persons report), has been found in the trunk of her car, which was submerged in the nearby lake.  Coincidentally, the Pierce home is one that Raleigh broke in to around the time of Amanda's disappearance.

    Olivia is certain her son had nothing to do with what happened to Amanda Pierce but that doesn't prevent the increasing worry she has that police will somehow find out Raleigh was in their home.

    This neighborhood has a lot of juicy secrets and they are revealed at a pitch perfect pace!  

    Readers learn Amanda's husband had a dark side and her extramarital affairs - which lead to more neighborhood rumors - leave several men in the neighborhood under suspicion, including Olivia's husband.  

    To make matters worse, a neighbor is asking a lot of questions about an anonymous letter she received about someone breaking in to her home.

    The Sharpe family is pulled into the homicide investigation and Raleigh's crime may hold the answer to who killed Amanda Pierce.

    Lapena has written another entertaining whodunit with several layers!  I enjoyed unraveling the mystery, from Raleigh's break-ins to the secrets of each neighbor, and connecting the pieces.

    Thanks to Pamela Dorman Books and Edelweiss for providing a DRC in exchange for my honest review.  

    is scheduled for release on July 30, 2019.

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  • Dennis

    Shari Lapena is one of those authors that should be on

    . Her writing is always dripping with suspense, and she always knows how to captivate an audience. Sadly, I've only read her last release,

    , but that was a fun adventure! When I was given the opportunity to read Lapena's upcoming novel,

    —I just jumped out of my chair at the chance! Hell to the YES.

    In a small upstate town in New York, teenager Raleigh Sharpe has been breaking into his

    Shari Lapena is one of those authors that should be on

    . Her writing is always dripping with suspense, and she always knows how to captivate an audience. Sadly, I've only read her last release,

    , but that was a fun adventure! When I was given the opportunity to read Lapena's upcoming novel,

    —I just jumped out of my chair at the chance! Hell to the YES.

    In a small upstate town in New York, teenager Raleigh Sharpe has been breaking into his neighbors' homes. After his mother Olivia finds out about her son's break-ins, she contacts a lawyer for advice. However, she innocently leaves anonymous notes for her son's targets apologizing for his actions. She feels like it's the right thing to do, but now it becomes knowledge that there's been break-ins within the neighborhood. Why would her son want to go into people's homes and why would he want to hack into their computers? Olivia brushes this moment as a thing of the past, that is until one of her son's victims turns up dead. As news breaks about Amanda Pierce's death, Olivia starts frantically worrying over her son's innocence. She knows he wouldn't do anything to harm another person, but will her son's actions unravel into a deeper, more sinister mystery?

    is a great light mystery, that weaves slow-building suspense with each page. I really enjoyed Lapena's ability to focus on a plethora of characters throughout this story. We get to know a lot about each of the neighbors in this tight-knit community, and each person is very different from the other. Each character is portrayed in their own certain light, so you'll never confuse any of them. The synopsis provided by the publisher, and my quick little plot wrap up does

    to describe the mystery that unfolds in

    . Olivia's son's actions are literally the tip of the iceberg in this multifaceted story. The best part about this book were the interconnecting puzzle pieces all wrapped together into one massive mystery. You don't know which character's secrets are most important, and you slowly start to see how one mystery snowballs into another—making it deeper and darker than you ever expected.

    Shari Lapena's been a very popular thriller/suspense author since her debut novel

    and her writing continues to grow in intensity and tact.

    is definitely going to entertain audiences—whether you can handle thriller novels are not. Trust me, anyone can enjoy this book, even if you get scared easily.

    is a book that will keep you guessing.

  • Pauline

    Someone We Know by Shari Lapena is a thriller with many twists and turns.

    Robert reports his wife Amanda missing. The police find her body and start an investigation into how she died.

    Everywhere the police turn there is another suspect and the investigation turns husbands against wives and friends against each other. It seems like everyone has something to hide.

    Unfortunately for them someone knows their secrets.

    A lots of characters in this book and a lot of names and relationships to remember.

    Th

    Someone We Know by Shari Lapena is a thriller with many twists and turns.

    Robert reports his wife Amanda missing. The police find her body and start an investigation into how she died.

    Everywhere the police turn there is another suspect and the investigation turns husbands against wives and friends against each other. It seems like everyone has something to hide.

    Unfortunately for them someone knows their secrets.

    A lots of characters in this book and a lot of names and relationships to remember.

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishers for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Carolyn

    What a neighbourhood! Seemingly quiet and middle-class on the surface but behind closed doors, there are affairs, secrets, a teenage boy breaking into their houses and a missing woman later found murdered. Lapena keeps us guessing as the murder suspects pile up and the police keep changing their focus. Some of the characters are not very likeable and some seem pleasant enough but are hiding unpleasant secrets. An engaging, suspenseful read with enough twists to keep the waters muddy until the mu

    What a neighbourhood! Seemingly quiet and middle-class on the surface but behind closed doors, there are affairs, secrets, a teenage boy breaking into their houses and a missing woman later found murdered. Lapena keeps us guessing as the murder suspects pile up and the police keep changing their focus. Some of the characters are not very likeable and some seem pleasant enough but are hiding unpleasant secrets. An engaging, suspenseful read with enough twists to keep the waters muddy until the murderer finally reveals themselves.

  • Umut Reviews

    I'm a fan of Lapena's writing and loved The Unwanted Guest. It was such a successful closed place/whodunit thriller.

    With this book, I have some reservations, but my rating is high nevertheless considering I was glued to the book the whole time! I finished this in a day, and had a fantastic time despite some points I thought could be better.

    This book takes place in a middle class neighbourhood. A woman gets killed in one of the houses and all gets tangled in a whodunit scenario. There were many

    I'm a fan of Lapena's writing and loved The Unwanted Guest. It was such a successful closed place/whodunit thriller.

    With this book, I have some reservations, but my rating is high nevertheless considering I was glued to the book the whole time! I finished this in a day, and had a fantastic time despite some points I thought could be better.

    This book takes place in a middle class neighbourhood. A woman gets killed in one of the houses and all gets tangled in a whodunit scenario. There were many characters, many secrets got revealed during the plot. It was really successful from that point of view.

    It got me hooked from page one. Lapena's writing hypnotises me for sure. Somehow, her storytelling engages me like no other. I couldn't put it down. It kept my brain working to put everything together.

    So, that's why for me it's a 4 star read.

    Why not 5 stars? I guessed the person who did it quite early on, and for me it was very obvious. That's why my rating is lower. There were many twists I couldn't guess of course. But, the main one was staring at me for long time. I also thought, she didn't develop that side of the story enough to satisfy with the motivation, character of the person, etc. Also, there were 2 detectives making the investigation and those characters remained totally unknown, not developed, somehow like tools to the story. It just felt a bit weird.

    So, overall, it was a very good plot driven thriller that will keep you hooked. But, in my opinion it wasn't flawless.

    Would I recommend it? Definitely! It's a lot of fun :)

    Thanks so much to Netgalley and the publisher for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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