Someone We Know

Someone We Know

Book - 2019
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A teenager sneaks into houses in his neighborhood to hack into computers and steal information. As suspicion mounts as to who this hacker is, a woman is found murdered. How far would your neighbor go to protect their secrets?
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Doubleday Canada, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780385690829
0385690827
9780525557654
Branch Call Number: FIC LAPEN
Characteristics: x, 292 pages

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weezie1
Mar 29, 2020

Excellent book a must read. Great family story about parents kinds and some suspense.
Couldn't put it down!!!! March 29, 2020

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Rita_Maria
Feb 07, 2020

Excellent read! I kind of figured out who did it but I must say there are so many twists and turns that it really keeps you doubting everyone. I hope there is a sequel coming out because the characters are very rich and it seems like there is so much more to explore.

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Eil_1
Feb 04, 2020

Having read Lapena's other 3 terrific books, I found this one to be a real Winner! It wouldn't surprise me if there was a follow-up novel, based on the ending. Would highly recommend it.

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tree6
Dec 30, 2019

Loved this book! Was not sure until almost the end who did it.

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dkoa
Dec 29, 2019

Too easy to figure out whodunit at too early a stage in the book. Everything else is just everyone else speculating and gossiping. Wouldn't recommend.

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belle489
Dec 22, 2019

Easy and quick read like all of her novels. The book pulls you right in from the beginning. I did find it a bit dragging towards the end of the book. There was a lot of repetition with the investigation and at that point you just wanted it done and over with. The ending was a bit disappointing regarding who the murderer was. It didn't really make much sense for why that person would be the killer. It's almost as if the author was trying really hard for a twist and just threw that person in. I also felt the second murder was pointless. They also mention the pregnancy, husband being a psycho, and the phone so you think it has a point to the storyline/motive but it really doesn't. They could've left those details out.

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belaluna
Dec 20, 2019

I'm amazed by how much people seem to love this book. It's an okay mystery but otherwise is lacking. The characters are very two dimensional and the writing is also flat. I never came to care much about any of the characters, we never really get any backstory on any of them and any information provided about their emotional landscapes was fairly trite and predictable. I didn't care who did it or why. Everyone is having affairs, is anxious and bored, so what?

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MOLSON86
Dec 19, 2019

Shari Lapena has done it again. This was a great book with lots of neighborhood drama which leads you to question who your neighbors really are and how well you actually know the people you consider to be your friends.

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MillieBT
Nov 10, 2019

Definitely a page turner

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capitalcity
Nov 07, 2019

The term 'page turner' is infinitely overused, but Someone We Know provides an example of the real deal. Being able to imbue an all-encompassing, pervasive, simmering anxiety throughout the book evinces genuine authorship skills. Superb choice of setting (neighborhood and surrounding countryside), as well as time of year. Even the book jacket graphic is spot on. But to effect this agitating unease one needs a catalyst. Lapena summons up the cloistered redoubt of those lacking in confidence, the needy, possessive, sexually both jealous and unadventurous. To wit, the natural instability of monogamous relationships.

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