Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is
for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book
you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the
sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the
opener inspires. Please remember to include the title
of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on
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This week I'm reading an ARC of The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena, it's due to be published on 14th July.
Anne can feel the acid churning in her stomach and creeping up her throat; her head is swimming. She's had too much to drink.
You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall.
neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at
the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying.
husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door.
You'll have the baby monitor and you'll take it in turns to go back
every half hour.
Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on
her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet
house, your worst fears are realized. She's gone.
You've never had to call the police before. But now they're in your home, and who knows what they'll find there.
What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?