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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Again, my Book of the Month Club has given me an amazing read! Seriously, I think this is the best thing I have ever signed up for! Not only is it giving me books that I wouldn't normally pick up, but they include cute little book marks and letters from the judge that picked the book and some other cute trinket. Gah! I love it!

When I selected The Couple Next Door, I only read a very small snippet of the synopsis that talked about how you never know what's going on next door, so I figured it would be some illustrious affair novel. Man, I was wrong, but that is totally okay!


Oh, What a Tangled Web we Weave
The story focuses on Marco and Anne Conti, and their baby Cora, although portions of the book are also told from the views of neighbors, family members, and detectives, so you know a little bit of what everyone is thinking.
We start out with Marco and Anne at a dinner party at their neighbors house. It is past 1 AM and Anne wants to get home to her baby. Although they original…

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None is one of my most favorite novels. I have read it countless times and every time it's like reading it for the first time. Although I haven't read any of Christie's other novels, but I can only imagine they are just as thrilling. For me, this book has everything that a mystery needs.


A Dossier of Sorts
Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island, all under false pretenses: Mr. Justice Wargrave, Vera Claythorne, Captain Phillip Lombard, Emily Brent, General Macarthur, Dr. Armstrong, Tony Marston, and Mr. and Mrs. Rogers. Although they all seem like ordinary people, they aren't a bunch you would normally see together. 
On the first night, a record begins to mysteriously play, accusing each of them of murder. Instantly, panic ensues between the group of strangers. The group begins to discuss the reasons they have all come to the island; none of the reasons are the same; however, they are all signed U.N. Owen, or Unknown. They all look at each other …