Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

Photo Credit: Viking Books

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Someone We Know

Summary: 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? After two anonymous letters are received, whispers start to circulate, and suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they’re telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their own secrets?

In this neighborhood, it’s not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide . . .

You never really know what people are capable of.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I was really surprised to see this book in my mailbox- I had just shared a few days earlier on IG about picking up her second book at Sam’s Club and how I was the only person who hadn’t read her books (and also how when books just throw themselves in your shopping cart that it’s rude to not buy them 😉

And then this arrived!

What I liked:

The cover. Fit perfectly with the theme of the book. I could just seeeeeeeeeeeeee the character skulking around, breaking into houses.

How deep into the character mindsets we got in this story. This was def not a “holy you know what twisting and turning” book and that was ok.

From my Goodreads review: “The ending? Gave me a delicious chuckle.

What I didn’t love:

I am kinda hit and miss on big casts and everyone having secrets. You know sometimes we need some good people in the neighborhood. Some, as story fleshed out, were very red herring-ish and basically everyone was behaving badly in this neighborhood (although some were behaving more badly than others 😉

I like when I have enough choices to really think about who is the bad person and I like some good secrets, but there were parts in this book that it was a bit too much.


Bottom line: For me, this was a good read. I flew through it in around 2 days and I REALLY loved the last couple of lines of the book.  I’m putting Shari Lapena on my author radar.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T



2 thoughts on “Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

  1. Sounds like fun! I think I have read an earlier Shari Lapena book and enjoyed it. But now I just can’t remember anything about it. Thrilling but forgettable I guess

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