7 hours 50 min. | Penguin Audio | Mystery| Release Date: 7/30/2019
An idyllic upstate New York neighborhood is shaken when a flirtatious young wife is found brutally murdered in the trunk of her car. Her shady husband is the number one subject but in this neighborhood, everyone has a secret worth killing for
And by secret I mean cheating. Like, there is a lot of mentions of cheating in this book.
This my first foray into domestic mystery/thriller after Big Little Lies--which was one of my favorite reading experiences–and this one just didn’t work for me. I didn’t get the racing to the end feeling I wanted and it may have had something to do with the fact that I figured out the killer at 60%.
Someone We Know has it’s fair amount of twists and turns but I never felt like I got a lot of character development. Like, I couldn’t tell you the difference between the two detectives and I don’t know if that is just standard for this genre or if that is just this book. I’m also not sure I fully understood why the character of Carmine existed and how her ending served the plot.
Kristin Potter narrated the audiobook and I was enthralled by her performance of Station Eleven but here her voices felt broad and affected. She made all the moms sound extra uptight and the teenagers bratty.
Lapena’s most popular book is 2016’s Couple Next Door, which I was not familiar with when I picked this up, so I may give that one a go. This one disappointed me.
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