Shari Lapena

Someone We Know
  • Someone We Know

  • ‘A masterful whodunnit, perfectly paced and expertly plotted, that had me guessing all the way through. I loved it and couldn't put it down.’ C L Taylor

    The gripping new thriller from the No. 1 bestselling author of The Couple Next Door.


    It can be hard keeping secrets in a tight-knit neighbourhood.

    In a tranquil, leafy suburb of ordinary streets – one where everyone is polite and friendly – an anonymous note has been left at some of the houses.

    I’m so sorry. My son has been getting into people’s houses. He’s broken into yours.

    Who is this boy, and what might he have uncovered? As whispers start to circulate, suspicion mounts.

    And when a missing local woman is found murdered, the tension reaches 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 secrets?

    Maybe you don’t know your neighbour as well as you thought you did . . .


    'No-one does suburban paranoia like Shari Lapena – this slowly unfurling nightmare will have you biting your nails until the end' Ruth Ware

    'Shari Lapena just gets better and better' Cara Hunter

    Readers love Shari Lapena:

    'Twist on twist on twist on twist.'

    'Fantastic book, from the first page I was hooked, couldn't put it down!'

    'The atmosphere that Lapena creates only adds to the amazing plot.'

    'An excellent atmospheric thriller, full of intrigue and suspense.'

    'I was reading with my mouth open as I raced towards the final page.'

    'I read it in one sitting, as I simply could not put it down.'

    'An incredibly gripping read.'

Shari Lapena worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before writing fiction. Her debut thriller, The Couple Next Door, was a global bestseller, the bestselling fiction title in the UK in 2017 and has been optioned for television. Her second thriller, A Stranger in the House and third, An Unwanted Guest, were both Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers. Her fourth thriller is out in 2019.