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  • Published: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787630253
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $37.00
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Someone We Know




The explosive new thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door.

In a quiet leafy suburb – one where the neighbours are polite, but not intrusive – an anonymous note has been left at some of the houses.

I’m so sorry. My son has been getting into people’s houses and meddling with their computers. He’s broken into yours.

Who is this boy? What has he found out about his neighbours? And how far will they go to protect the secrets they’ve kept behind closed doors?

  • Pub date: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787630253
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $37.00

About the Author

Shari Lapena

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.

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Praise for Someone We Know

“One neighbourhood, four couples, an amateur burglar and one dead body – this is a masterful whodunnit, perfectly paced and expertly plotted, that had me guessing all the way through. Like Desperate Housewives with bite. I loved it and couldn't put it down.”

C. L. Taylor

“Shari Lapena just gets better and better.”

Cara Hunter

“Exactly what I love in a book: a small cast, an intricate plot worthy of Agatha Christie, with characters who stay in my mind long after the novel has finished. As for her writing – it was just perfect, as though Anne Tyler had written a thriller. No greater compliment can be given!”

Mary Torjussen

“I fell hook, line and sinker for this book, only surfacing back to reality after the final page. Shari Lapena is a writer at the absolute top of her game. Someone We Know was masterfully plotted, the suspense ratcheted up with agonising precision and the ending so satisfying I wanted to flip back through the pages to see how she managed it. Brilliant.”

Holly Seddon, author of TRY NOT TO BREATHE

“Shari Lapena has done it again. Someone We Know grabs you by the lapels on page one and doesn’t loosen its grip until the last sentence. Love the claustrophobic suburban neighbourhood where anything can happen behind those front doors.”

Fiona Barton, bestselling author of THE WIDOW

“Someone We Know is a tour de force of thriller writing. Shari Lapena proves yet again that she is the mistress of the pacy plot, cliff edge tension and menacing suburban claustrophobia.”

Gilly Macmillan, author of THE NANNY

“Gripping, smart and sympathetic, this is suspense at its finest.”

Gillian McAllister, author of THE EVIDENCE AGAINST YOU


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