Gone Baby

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena hooked me immediately.  Marco and Anne are having dinner at their neighbor’s house.  The night is not going well for Anne, who feels insecure around vivacious, flirty Cynthia.  The night gets much worse when Marco and Anne return home to find that their baby daughter, Cora, is gone.

This story took me on a wild ride through the investigation into Cora’s disappearance, and all that it uncovers.  Every character has something to hide and sharing their secrets gives too much away.  Even though this book has some unrealistic aspects, I really enjoyed it!  It’s one of the few books that warrants  the comparisons to The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl.