Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

Someone We Know

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? A...

Details Someone We Know

TitleSomeone We Know
Release DateJul 30th, 2019
PublisherPamela Dorman Books
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Someone We Know

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    I don't feel like I have a lot to say about this one, other than I really enjoyed it, and I think fans of thrillers that feature in depth character study and traditional, reliable mysteries will too. It's refreshing to be able to stumble across suspense novels today that are more than the sum of their twists, and while Someone We Know definitely keeps you guessing until the end, it's not a one hit wonder. Highly recommended to those readers who w...
  • Debra
    ."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." A teenage boy who breaks into his neighbors’ homes to look around and hack into their computers. A woman down the street reported missing by her husband is later found dead....Who is the young hacker and who killed the woman? I found this book to be extremely enjoyable. Everyone has secrets. Even if you...
  • Carolyn
    What a neighbourhood! Seemingly quiet and middle-class on the surface but behind closed doors, there are affairs, secrets, a teenage boy breaking into their houses and a missing woman later found murdered. Lapena keeps us guessing as the murder suspects pile up and the police keep changing their focus. Some of the characters are not very likeable and some seem pleasant enough but are hiding unpleasant secrets. An engaging, suspenseful read with e...
  • Louise Wilson
    4.5⭐ rounded up to 5Raleigh Sharpe has been breaking into his neighbours homes. He doesn't steal anything. He just wants to see if he can hack into their computers. His mother, Olivia finds out about the break-ins and leaves anonymous notes to let the home owners know what her son has been up to. But one of of her sons victims I'd dead. As the news of Amanda Pierce's death spreads, the list of suspects grows. Her husband and some of her neighbo...
  • Dennis
    Shari Lapena is one of those authors that should be on everyone's reading lists. Her writing is always dripping with suspense, and she always knows how to captivate an audience. Sadly, I've only read her last release, An Unwanted Guest, but that was a fun adventure! When I was given the opportunity to read Lapena's upcoming novel, Someone We Know —I just jumped out of my chair at the chance! Hell to the YES. In a small upstate town in New York...
  • Toni
    What would you do if you accidentally discovered your lazy but so loveable teenage son has a dangerous hobby of breaking into your neighbours ' houses and hacking into their computers?Would you consider writing an anonymous letter to apologise for his wrongdoing? Just to make sure that his prank e-mails do not have serious consequences? Isn't it a decent thing to do? and if we, parents, do not do what is moral and decent, how can we expect our ch...
  • Pauline
    Someone We Know by Shari Lapena is a thriller with many twists and turns.Robert reports his wife Amanda missing. The police find her body and start an investigation into how she died.Everywhere the police turn there is another suspect and the investigation turns husbands against wives and friends against each other. It seems like everyone has something to hide. Unfortunately for them someone knows their secrets.A lots of characters in this book a...
  • Jayme
    The book opens with a woman being bludgeoned to death by a hammer. Who is she? Who is swinging the hammer? **Robert Pierce has just entered the police station to report his wife, Amanda, as missing..."What would a normal husband say?" Robert clears his throat... **Olivia Sharpe's teenage son, Raleigh is breaking into the neighbor's houses at night and hacking into their computers. He may have even sent some emails from one, posing as the owner o...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    I'm not even sure where to start or even what to say about this one. It was an entertaining and quick read but I wasn't too fond with the way a few things played out in the end. So I'm going to leave it at that.Once again this was a Traveling Sisters Read and I was one of the few that didn't enjoy this book as much as others did in the group. So with that being said, please don't let my thoughts sway you from picking this one up. Thanks so much t...
  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    I've been a little burned out of domestic suspense novels lately, but knew I wanted to read Shari Lapena's newest book, Someone We Know, and I'm so glad I did! The novel follows several characters in a neighborhood where a murder took place, including the mother of a teenage boy who has been breaking into people's houses. The book is told through several POVs, and while it was difficult to keep all of the characters straight initially, it soon be...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Olivia Sharpe has just discovered her teenage son Raleigh has been breaking in to neighbors' homes.  He says he has never taken anything, he only breaks in to hack computers when no one is home.At the same time, news is breaking that their neighbor, Amanda Pierce (who everyone believes left her husband even though he filed a missing persons report), has been found in the trunk of her car, which was submerged in the nearby lake.  Coincidentally,...
  • Sarah
    I’ve been a fan of this authors for a while now so was delighted to see she had another book coming out. The one thing I am always guaranteed with her books is that from picking it up, I know I won’t want to put it down anytime soon. This one was no exception.The story is mainly set in the neighbourhood of where Amanda, the missing woman, lived. It does flick between different characters but the main one seemed to be Olivia. Olivia is just yo...
  • Umut Reviews
    I'm a fan of Lapena's writing and loved The Unwanted Guest. It was such a successful closed place/whodunit thriller. With this book, I have some reservations, but my rating is high nevertheless considering I was glued to the book the whole time! I finished this in a day, and had a fantastic time despite some points I thought could be better. This book takes place in a middle class neighbourhood. A woman gets killed in one of the houses and all ge...
  • Mandy White
    Shari Lapena.... I love this book ❤ Once I got started I struggled to out it down and would have read it in one sitting if I could. I have read books from the author before so I knew it would be good but I think this one is my favourite so far. There is so much going on all the time and getting to the end of each chapter you just want to keep going. This story has it all. A close knit community that you would not want to live in. It starts with...
  • Denise
    "We all wear masks. We all have something to hide at one point or another."Aylesford, a charming city in New York's Hudson Valley -- close to the Catskill Mountains -- is a "congenial place to live." Until a quiet neighborhood is rocked by the news of a murder of one of the residents. In addition, a teenager has confessed to sneaking into homes and hacking into owners' computers. What secrets lie hidden behind the charming facade of this sleepy s...
  • Margaret
    My second book by Shari Lapena releases at the end of the month.How far will a parent go to protect their child? As a parent, I know how far I’d go but watching someone else is an entirely different story.Someone We Know is a book of secrets, oh its secrets!! It’s about relationships, insecurities and so much more. I wore my sleuth hat and was thoroughly invested. I will admit that sometimes these thriller 'gotta read' type books don’t alwa...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Shari Lapena I’ve found a new mystery-thriller author to watch, first thanks to An Unwanted Guest and now Someone We Know, another wildly entertaining can’t-put-down novel offering a classic who-dunnit plot with a modern twist. This time, we’re transported to a quiet suburban neighborhood in upstate New York, where life is about to become a lot more interesting for...
  • Holly B
    Neighbors lurking, anonymous apology letters, and scandalous rumors spreading like wildfire! I love a Shari Lapena novel and this one kept me entertained and guessing throughout. I am still wanting to discuss the end! I think I swiped my kindle several times after the last paragraph. What?The premise of murder in a cozy neighborhood has been a theme in the genre lately and I thought I knew where this was going, BUT it takes so many swerves and ha...
  • Tracy Fenton
    As a huge fan of Shari’s debut book The Couple Next Door I was delighted to be invited to take part in the blogtour for her latest standalone psychological thriller, SOMEONE WE KNOW.I have read several books over the years with a similar premise – a murder in a small community; lots of neighbours and suspects; lots of characters and lots of twists, so I started this book in the knowledge I knew what to expect.How wrong I was; firstly I was co...
  • Robin Loves Reading
    My Rating: 4.5 StarsTeenager Raleigh Sharpe admitted to his parents that he broke into a few homes, but didn't actually steal anything, and that he was only committing harmless pranks. His mother Olivia feels that it is only right to pen notes admitting what he did and leaving it at those residences. However, he was lying to his parents. His father, Paul, go a step further and insists they take him to an attorney. They want to really teach him a ...
  • Jennifer
    Someone We Know is a suspense/mystery/thriller. It is my fourth book by this author.I really enjoyed this book! It was a quick fun read with a great mystery.This book begins with a chilling prologue. Then a man shows up at the police station to say that his wife is missing.This book has multiple 3rd person POVs. There are lots of people living in a suburb in upstate New York. The main players are Olivia, her husband Paul, and their son Raleigh. N...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Review to follow for the tour.
  • Laura Rash
    This book was like being stuck in a roundabout and you can’t figure out a way to get off. One giant neighborhood orgy with crimes galore that you almost needed to keep a chart to keep track of who was doing or doing what to each neighbor.
  • Noemi Proietti
    Shari Lapena is one of these authors who is a constant for me. Whenever she has a new book coming out, I read it right away, barely bothering to read the blurb first. And she never disappoints. I devoured SOMEONE WE KNOW, starting reading it in the evening and finishing it the next morning, right before going to work (I couldn’t wait for the evening to see how it ended).The author takes us in a neighbourhood in Aylesford, in New York’s Hudson...
  • Rachel Gilbey
    That was a wonderful way to spend a sunny afternoon in a garden - you literally wouldn't have been able to tear my kindle out of my hands while I was reading this. Was hooked from the prologue - utterly convinced I knew all along who the murderer was - until I was blow away completely. To say this is a claustrophobic sort of a book where it focuses around four main families, and woman who has been broken into, and with every revelation you are dr...
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    I rated this 2.5 stars. I was excited to get a hold of the arc of this one but it didn't quite live up to what I was hoping.  I've read all of Shari's books - I don't think they are the best ever but I think they are a great afternoon binge and sometimes that is all I'm after.  However, her last book The Unwanted Guest was really good, and I feel like she kind of backtracked here a bit - I was hoping for something a little more intricate.  It'...
  • Bridget
    As a great fan of Shari Lapena's début novel 'The Couple Next Door' I was delighted to be given the opportunity to read her latest psychological thriller, "Someone We Know".I have read quite a few books with a similar premise to this one - a murder in a small community, lots of suspects, many characters and several twists, so I began this book in the knowledge of what was to come. This novel has also been a great delight, full of drama and fasci...
  • MicheleReader
    Shari Lapena has done it again. This is a quick read that keeps you on the edge of your seat for the whole ride. Lots of twists and turns starting with a woman who is bludgeoned to death followed by a 16 year old computer whiz who is addicted to breaking into homes and hacking their computers. One of the places he has broken into is the home of the murdered woman and her husband, who doesn’t seem to be very sad that his wife has just been murde...
  • Johnna Whetstone
    4-5 stars! A great domestic drama, but I felt that something seemed off, maybe the fact so many were involved in so many different things, or even the writing itself, but even with that I still plowed through it eager to know where this thrill ride would take me. I loved how real the characters were, in their actions and thoughts, but did find that sometimes it was a bit over explained, which is why I didn’t give a solid 5 star. I do think many...