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Someone We Know

August 2019

A few weeks ago, I had a thought that if someone broke into a house, they would not need to take anything physically. If they had access to computers, they could steal a lot. In SOMEONE WE KNOW by Shari Lapena, a teen is breaking into houses in his neighborhood. His mom learns about this and sends some anonymous notes to victims, hoping to keep him out of trouble, but then someone in one of those houses is found dead. And from there, he could be a suspect.

Who’s been murdered? It’s the young new neighbor, the one whose skirts still are short and who has mastered the art of the flirt. But as we delve deeper into this neighborhood, we learn that there are a lot of other suspects, and you really do not know what is going on here.

Shari brilliantly writes domestic suspense. From her first thriller, THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR, I have been a fan. Small towns with big secrets are her specialty. As you read, you will think about how much you really know about your own neighbors.

With each chapter, she gives you another realistically possible suspect and twists you in another direction. By the end, the entire lair of secrets and lies will be exposed --- and let’s just say, the neighborhood will not be quite the same again. I see lots of “for sale” signs in the future for this once-sleepy neighborhood.

And when you finish it, think about your computer and how much it would tell someone who broke into your house about you!

Someone We Know
by Shari Lapena