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
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Suspense

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...
  • Dita
    I love Shari Lapena's writing. There's nothing clunky about it, her economy of language is amazing and I just glide through her words.This is a great story; full of secrets, jealousy, crappy neighbors and one spoiled teenager. Read it.
  • Kaceey
    4.5*I’ve read some pretty intriguing 'bad neighbor' books... but this neighborhood just raised the bar! My For Sale sign would be immediately planted, and the only thing in my rear-view mirror would be skid marks and tire smoke as I make my get away!🚙Pranks have a way of going wrong. Just ask Raleigh! Your typical juvenile delinquent whose particular brand of fun include breaking into neighbors’ homes to hack into their computers. It looks...
  • marilyn
    I had just read a sad historical novel and this book was just what I needed to purge the sad. There is something about a murderous thriller, one where I really didn't bond with any of the characters but at the same time was able just to sit back and enjoy the show. In a quiet, middle class suburb, philandering Amanda, a young wife, is murdered and of course her husband is the first to be suspected of killing her. But this novel shines an unfavora...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Three point five rounded up four my head is spinning right now, so fast pacing, never ending twits knocked me out and now I start to see cartoon birds flying around my head, where I am, who I am, why the hell did they read this, for deep frying more grey cells left on my brain stars! Seriously what an entertaining whodunit book, till the last moment you don’t know who is guilty, questions flying, revelations confuses you more. Raleigh breaks an...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    4 stars! Dripping with suspense!Neighbourhood gossip and hidden secrets makes this an addictively gripping and thrilling story that was impossible to put down. In a quiet subdivision where everyone knows everyone, there has been a string of break-ins. A teenager has been sneaking into houses and hacking into personal computers. Secrets are uncovered. Then a neighbour is found dead in the trunk of her car. Could the exposed secrets uncover who is ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nazanin
    3.5-3.75 StarsEveryone in this neighbourhood has a secret but when a teenage boy sneaking in the neighbours’ homes and hacking in their computers and a wife goes missing and then after a couple of weeks found murdered brings the detectives to the neighbourhood every secret begin to be revealed…Told in multiple POV, mostly in 3rd person, it’s a standalone novel. I’m a fan of Shari Lapena's books and like always she didn’t disappoint. I l...
  • Susanne Strong
    4 Stars.Deceit, lies and a whole lotta stink eye! Shari Lapena sure knows how to get a reader’s attention! A teenage boy covertly breaks into his neighbors homes and hacks their computers. Anonymous letters of apology are sent to the neighbors whose homes are broken into.A woman’s body is found and her husband and all of the neighbors are suspects. Who is your friend and who is your enemy? Sorry, I’m afraid that I cannot tell. Don’t fret,...
  • 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...
  • Paulette
    What a thrill ride, my favorite book from Shari LapenaThis book had my hooked from the very first page..... a gruesome murder, very entertaining it had me flipping the pages of my kindle so fast til the very last page. And let me tell you that last page I was swiping looking for more..... Shari dangled that carrot.Set in a quiet suburbia, its a family neighborhood everyone knows every one but do they? When Amanda is brutally murdered the police s...
  • 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...
  • Mandy White
    Shari Lapena.... I love this book ❤ Once I got started I struggled to put 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...
  • Gabby
    I was really excited about this thriller because I love Shari Lapena and the story started off so promising. This is a very fast-paced, easy to read thriller about this neighborhood. We follow a few different families - the story opens with a woman being murdered in the neighborhood and this couple Olivia and Paul find out their son has been breaking into people’s houses and hacking into their computer. The police begin a search into the murder...
  • Esil
    This was better than I expected. It's a tight, short and addictive mystery. At the centre of the story is Amanda, who is found dead toward the beginning of the novel. The story is then told from the many points of view of people in her neighbourhood who live in a tangled web of secrets. What I liked most about Someone We Know is how Lapena tells the story. We move quickly from one point of view to another. Layers of secrets and lies are revealed ...
  • 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...
  • Darinda
    A nice, quiet neighborhood. Well, except that a man's wife goes missing and a teenager is breaking into houses and hacking into computers. Everyone in the neighborhood is hiding something, and one of them is a killer.This novel has a lot of characters, and is told with alternating points of view. Some of the characters are better developed than others. All of the characters are keeping secrets, and most are suspects in a neighbor's murder.I enjoy...
  • Heidi
    Do you enjoy books where a character makes one tiny bad decision, and that little fluttering of butterfly wings sets into motion a giant shitstorm that sets about to destroy everything in its path? I may have a little sadistical streak because I love those type of stories. I feel like settling down with a bag of popcorn and just watch it all go up in flames. Maybe it’s just that it instantly makes me feel better about the comparably small disas...
  • 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...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    A favorite mystery of the year! I really loved the format. It's told in present tense, which made it feel urgent to me, and the chapters jump around to a few of the various neighbors. Everyone is keeping secrets so it's easy to imagine many different people are guilty. I didn't know who I could trust to not be lying, so it really kept me on my toes! Lots of domestic drama. This is the second book by Lapena that I've read and she's becoming a favo...
  • 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...
  • Carolyn
    I was looking forward to reading this book but regret I am in the minority. I was disappointed. Many readers seemed to enjoy it, so prospective readers should not be deterred by my review. I thought it was a step down from her previous book. I failed to connect with any of the characters and none were particularly likeable, I found the characters flat and defined mainly by their secrets, gossip, infidelity, coverups, or who they suspected of the ...
  • Stephanie (Stephanie's Novel Fiction)
    Unfortunately not my favorite Lapena book. While it was a fast read, I found the characters to be very blase and boring and the ending left a lot to be desired. There were just too many unanswered questions about Robert, his marriage to Amanda, and more. I felt leaving it on a cliffhanger served no purpose at all-is Robert going to appear in another book? And there was so much repetition: back and forth to everyone's house, arresting this husband...
  • 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,...
  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    As with Lapena's other three books. I flew through this one also. She has a way of captivating you from the first chapter. Nothing slow about her books. This is must read.I can't wait for her next book.