Looking over LibraryReads’s August List, two novels jump out at me. The first is The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. This is about a young couple who go to a dinner party next door, leaving their baby at home. They share a wall, after all. And they’ll take turns checking in on the baby monitor. This sounds like the height of stupidity to me, and I can’t help but wonder if they were high. Anyway, predictably, when they go home, they find the door open and the baby gone. Blame is tossed around and secrets revealed. Will I read this? I’m not sure. The question is do I want to read about people so obviously stupid? We’ll see.
The other book to capture my interest is Watching Edie by Camilla Way. Back in high school, Edie was popular while Heather was… not. Now, Heather is doing well and Edie is a single mom in a dead end job. Heather, for some reason, comes to Edie’s rescue when she’s about to lose everything. The question is, why?
Both of these books are supposed to be full of twists and turns and lots of psychological thrills and games.
How about you? Anything on this list calling your name?