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Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

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Someone We Know
By: Shari Lapena

Published: July 2019
Published by: Pamela Dorman Books
Format Read: Trade Paperback
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Contemporary

Rating: 4/5

Synopsis

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

“This is a very difficult letter to write. I hope you will not hate us too much. . . My son broke into your home recently while you were out.”

In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses–and into the owners’ computers as well–learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too.

Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? After two anonymous letters are received, whispers start to circulate, and suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the 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 own secrets?

In this neighborhood, it’s not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide . . .

You never really know what people are capable of.

Source: Goodreads

My Thoughts

Someone We Know is the latest release from Canadian author Shari Lapena. I have been hearing a lot about her books and have been eagerly awaiting the chance to pick up one.

This thriller follows a community of people with a lot of secrets and an unsolved murder. The synopsis lead me to think that the plot would have had more to do with the secrets the teenage boy uncovers in the homes he breaks into. However it is more centered around the murder and those who were connected to the victim.

I enjoyed this mystery and found it to be a quick read. Some aspects of the plot I was able to predict, however there were details I didn’t see coming. Someone We Know might be light on suspense, but I would definitely recommend it to fans of the genre. I look forward to reading more from Shari Lapena in the near future.

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