Someone We Know

Someone We Know

eBook - 2019
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The new domestic suspense novel from NYT bestselling author Shari Lapena. Maybe you don't know your neighbours as well as you thought you did.... "I'm so sorry. My son has been getting into people's houses. He's broken into yours." 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? As whispers start to circulate, suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches its 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 little secrets? In this neighbourhood, it's not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide...
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 2019
ISBN: 9780385690836
Branch Call Number: FAST READ EBOOK (NO HOLDS)
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Oct 07, 2020

It’s okay for a long flight. Reads like a script. No descriptions of any emotions, environment, nature or feelings, just dialogues. The plot is dynamic enough but the characters are sketchy. It’s also a bit surreal - four male characters are romantically involved with one female character from the same neighborhood...bizarre.

Oct 05, 2020

A really contrived "whodunnit". Felt like a formula book, and wouldn't recommend it

Sep 26, 2020

I’m a Shari Lapena fan. She’s a good writer. I liked “An Unwanted Guest” a little better than this, but this was still an interesting read. I like how she breaks down actions of each character little by little to show how their backstories fit into the unsolved mystery.

Sep 24, 2020

This book was interesting enough.
It reminded me a lot of Desperate Housewives with the pacing and the communal involvement.
I felt bogged down by the amount of characters that had their own voice and feel the book would have been more suspenseful with less.

The last few chapters were very entertaining and I spent the whole time guessing who the bad person could be!
Very engrossing.

pacl_teens Sep 11, 2020

Someone we know by Shari Lapena is an amazing mystery novel. This book is about a small town that gets rocked by a crazy mystery. It all starts when a young boy starts sneaking into houses one night. Who is he and why is he doing this? After two anonymous letters are sent out from the boy’s mother, people start pointing fingers. To make matters worse, a woman is found murdered down the street. Who did it and who's telling more than they know?

This is currently one of my top mystery books! The plot was so engaging and it constantly kept me on my toes. I read this book really quickly because I could not wait to find out what happened. In addition to the main plot, I also thought the subplots were engaging and interesting as well and it did not feel like she just added them in to lengthen the book. Another thing I loved about the subplots was that they constantly keep you guessing. Since there are so many suspects in this book it is almost impossible to figure out who committed the murder. But once I got to the end of the book and found out who the murderer was I was a little disappointed. She used a character that was not very big in the main plot and it did not really make sense for them to be the murder. But doing this it was very hard to figure out who the murderer was because I constantly kept guessing the wrong people.

In conclusion, this is a fast-paced mystery thriller to keep you on your toes! I will definitely be picking up another one of her books soon since I enjoyed this book so much.
If you liked her other books such as The Couple Next Door you will enjoy this one as well.
-Eunchae, Grade 10

Aug 11, 2020

Is there a sequel??? A good beach read for sure.

Jun 05, 2020

Fast read - quick paced plot. Typical of LaPena's others (I preferred "The Couple Next Door" but enjoyed it more than "An Unwanted Guest" and "A Stranger In The House"). Still prefer Ruth Ware for character development - but Shari's reads are always entertaining.

Mar 29, 2020

Excellent book a must read. Great family story about parents kinds and some suspense.
Couldn't put it down!!!! March 29, 2020

Feb 07, 2020

Excellent read! I kind of figured out who did it but I must say there are so many twists and turns that it really keeps you doubting everyone. I hope there is a sequel coming out because the characters are very rich and it seems like there is so much more to explore.

Feb 04, 2020

Having read Lapena's other 3 terrific books, I found this one to be a real Winner! It wouldn't surprise me if there was a follow-up novel, based on the ending. Would highly recommend it.

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