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Shari Lapena books in order

Looking for Shari Lapena‘s books in order? Look no further!

No stranger to the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists, Shari Lapena is quickly becoming one of the most prolific thriller writers of her generation.

Her debut thriller, The Couple Next Door, was a global bestseller, now optioned for television, and she’s followed it up with page turner after page turner, making her queen of the one-sit reads.

If you’re looking for edge-of-your-seat suspense, twists and turns, red herrings, dark characters and addictive mysteries then look no further.

These brilliant books are all standalones so can be read in any order – but for those who like to start back where it all began here are Shari Lapena’s books in order of publication!

Shari Lapena books in order:

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

1. The Couple Next Door (2016)

Your 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. Your 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?

Read an extract from the book here.

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

2. A Stranger in the House (2017)

You’re waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You’re making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day. That’s the last thing you remember.

You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town.

The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn’t so sure. And even you don’t know what to believe…

Read an extract from the book here.

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

3. An Unwanted Guest (2018)

As the guests arrive at beautiful, remote Mitchell’s Inn, they’re all looking forward to a relaxing weekend deep in the forest, miles from anywhere. They watch their fellow guests with interest, from a polite distance.

With a violent storm raging, the group finds itself completely cut off from the outside world. Nobody can get in – or out. And then the first body is found… and the horrifying truth comes to light. There’s a killer among them – and nowhere to run.

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

4. Someone We Know (2019)

In a tranquil, leafy suburb of ordinary streets – one where everyone is polite and friendly – an anonymous note has been left at some of the houses.

‘I’m so sorry. My son has been getting into people’s houses. He’s broken into yours.’

Who is this boy, and what might he have uncovered? As whispers start to circulate, suspicion mounts.

And when a missing local woman is found murdered, the tension reaches 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 secrets?

The End of Her by Shari Lapena

5. The End of Her (2020)

Stephanie and Patrick are recently married, with new-born twins. While Stephanie struggles with the disorienting effects of sleep deprivation, there’s one thing she knows for certain – she has everything she ever wanted.

Then a woman from his past arrives and makes a horrifying allegation about his first wife. He always claimed her death was an accident – but she says it was murder.

He insists he’s innocent, that this is nothing but a blackmail attempt. But is Patrick telling the truth? Or has Stephanie made a terrible mistake?

Read an extract from the book here.

Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena

6. Not A Happy Family (2021)

In the quiet, wealthy enclave of Brecken Hill, an older couple is brutally murdered hours after a tense Easter dinner with their three adult children. Who, of course, are devastated.

Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their vindictive father and neglectful mother, but perhaps one of them is more disturbed than anyone knew.

Did someone snap after that dreadful evening? Or did another person appear later that night with the worst of intentions? That must be what happened. After all, if one of the family were capable of something as gruesome as this, you’d know. Wouldn’t you?

Everyone Here is Lying by Shari Lapena

7. Everyone Here is Lying (2023)

On the surface, William Wooler is a family man. But he’s been having an affair, an affair that ended horribly this afternoon at a motel up the road. So, when he returns to his house, devastated and angry, and finds his difficult nine-year-old daughter Avery unexpectedly home from school, William loses his temper.

Hours later, Avery’s family declare her missing.

Suddenly Stanhope doesn’t feel so safe. And William isn’t the only one on his street who’s hiding a lie. As witnesses come forward with information that may or may not be true, Avery’s neighbours become increasingly unhinged. But one question remains: who took Avery Wooler?

What Have You Done? by Shari Lapena

8. What Have You Done? (Coming July 2024)

Nothing ever happens in sleepy little Fairhill, Vermont. The teenagers get their kicks telling ghost stories in the old graveyard. The parents trust their kids will arrive home safe from school. Everyone knows everyone. Curtains rarely twitch. Front doors are left unlocked.

But this morning all of that will change. Because Diana Brewer isn’t lying safely in her bed where she belongs. Instead she lies in a hayfield, circled by vultures, discovered by a local farmer.

How quickly a girl becomes a ghost. How quickly a town of friendly, familiar faces becomes a town of suspects, a place of fear and paranoia. Someone in Fairhill did this. Everyone wants answers. And one innocent question could be deadly.

There you have it – all Shari Lapena books in order of publication. How many have you read? Let us know in the comments below…

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    Just started reading her books and can’t put them down!!!!!!! Reading The Couple Next Door and can’t put it down. Plan on the reading the others.

    You cannot put these books down. The captivate you in the first paragraph

    I’ve read all 6 of these amazing books and finished the 6th one almost as soon as it came out in Aug. 2021. I’ve been waiting for new books from Shari for a long time now. All page turners and very creative. Now one of my favorite authors along with Stephen King. Please keep those books coming, I’m hooked on them! I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited in anticipation of a book before. Thank-you Shari for getting me lost in these thriller, etc. books.

    I have read all of her books so far. Recommend them to everyone I meet. I work in a library. I put her books in the staff favorite section!! Can’t wait until her next one is published.

    I read all the books she wrote and can’t wait till she comes out with more!!!

    Read all her books so far just about to start not a happy family
    Y. Just love this author

    Have read them all in order not that it matters in which order brought my 1st one at Manchester airport and have been hooked ever since 😁 am waiting patiently for the next one which I hope is July 🤔

    I just finished the book The Couple Next Door. I am presenting it at our book club meeting this Thursday! What a great page turner! I highly recommend this thriller! Shari do you or any person following Shari have questions for me to ask our book club? I would like to ask questions that will aid in a good discussion!

    Have read every single one of her books. She is definitely my favourite author. Her books are just unputdownable, has lots of twists and turns as well as being page turners. I don’t think there is another writer like her. I just think she’s great and I can’t wait for her next one.

    Read 5, waiting for Not A Happy Family to come out in paperback – Brilliant!

    These are such addictive books with intricate, twisty plots. They remind me of Ira Levin and Patricia Highsmith. I cannot get enough of them.

    Amazing books. It’s not the usual genre of books I read but it may be a new favorite. Disappointed there are only 6. Read 4 of them so far, waiting on the other two on holds at my library. Took me between 1-2 days to read the 4 I have read. Amazed myself. Couldn’t put them down.

    ALL OF THEM! Shari Lapena is my favorite author and makes me love reading! You can’t put her books down. Can’t wait for the next one! 🙂

    Picked up The Couple Next Door from a charity shop , whilst awaiting for my husband who was at the opticians . It was Thursday morning, I’d read it by Friday night . Best £1 I’ve ever spent . Riveting .

    Just finished ‘The Couple Next Door,’ the first I have read. What a great read, so many twists and turns. Cannot wait to read some more of her books

    I just finished A Stranger in the House and I really enjoyed it. I’m hoping for a sequel.

    Great author, never read books as much before but I’m hooked. Love suspense and her books are all page turners!

    I have read all except the one I am fixing to start and can’t wait for the next. Love all her books. Thrills and twists. Reading Not a Happy Family starting this afternoon. Hooked on reading her books!

    As the others have stated once you start reading you can not put down her books. I have read 3 so far and have 2 more from the library sitting here waiting. Great author. Very suspenseful.

    So far I have only read The couple next door but I couldn’t put it down it’s the fastest I’ve ever finished a book, I just recieved A stranger in the house after waiting patiently on it to arrive, I stared another book so trying to get though it so I can start this with hopes it’s as great as the last… in search of the others now & so excited to read them, I have found another favorite author for sure!! Please keep them coming!!

    Hi Shari I have read 5 of your books the last I read was A Stranger in the House I read it in a day I could not put it down luckily I am retired and on my own so can do that. I was wondering is there going to be sequel as
    Brigid I think is still planning revenge especially with the baby. Thank you

    I have read all her books with great pleasure – I recognize an amazing writer when I come across one , which is not often. I hope Shari is ardently working on her next novel – I can hardly wait . Thanks, Shari!

    I’ve read all 6 of her books. Just finished “Not a Happy Family” A+. Each book was an adventurous treasure; the best escapism! Please….we need more! What an exceptional talent.

    Surprised to see most of the praise and readers are female. I am a picky reader and finish very few books I start. There are 2 authors I have read every page once I start Shari and James Lee Burke. 2 best authors in my world.

    I have read all 6 and wow! Shari Lapena is my favorite author.

    I’ve just finished The Couple Next Door and currently reading A Stranger In The House. Can’t wait to read more 🙂

    Wow – just found out that Shari has written another book -“Not a Happy Family”!! I have read and thoroughly enjoyed all her other books – can’t put them down once started!! Will go out tomorrow and find this latest book and know I will so enjoy reading it. Thank you Shari and keep it up!!

    I have read her last 4 books. I stayed up till 1130 to finish Someone we Know. Loved that the best! Have stranger in the house on order from the library. Really enjoy her books!!

    I have read all books and I am in the middle of Not a Happy Family
    Cannot put it down .
    Love all her books and by far best writer

    I have just read her first book.
    Can’t wait to read more.
    I could not put it down.

    Just finished Not a Happy Family …another hit for Shari Lapena…
    Can’t wait for another release!

    I hVe read every one of her books she by far is my favorite writer love her stories can’t wait for august for her next release !

    Love every Book so far of Shari Lapena. They always leave me Guessing and wanting more. Can’t wait to Purchase the new book.

    My favourite is An Unwanted Guest. Was very ‘proud’ of myself for not reading the end of the book as I was desperate to know who was the killer! Great book

    Just finished A stranger in the house. Can’t believe the twist at the end! Is there a sequel? Dying to see what happens next! Great book! Going to get more of Shari’s books tomorrow!

    Just read The couple next door on 2 days. It was so full of twists n turns i couldn’t stop reading. Just ordered all her other books. Cant wait to read more.

    Read all 5 of her books absolutely brilliant pre ordered 6th for august when its released cant wait

    I started to read The couple next door 3 years a go, then I had an accident which impact on my sight. Never picked the book up again until last week, what a brilliant book, I was reading it so fast I was skipping words, had to slow down didn’t want it to end. Now I have excepted my sight problem I will seek out another book from Shari to read on the beach or I might try audio, I’m a bit old school, like to turn pages and the feel of a book in my hands.

    Is there a sequel to A Stranger In The House? This is the first book I read by Shari Lapena
    Definitely a page turner
    Didn’t expect the ending

    Wow it just an amazing feeling having found a super talented author SHARI LAPENA, sometimes I get excited especially when it comes to having some detectives in a novel.

    Have read all 5.
    You never ever get disappointed with Shari.
    Exceptional writer. Cannot wait for her latest book.

    Never have been much of a reader but love anything that has suspense. I have read all 5 of these books and can’t wait for July for the newest one. Great job Shari!!

    One is better than the other. I’ve been sharing “her” w/ friends. Looking forward to “Not a Happy Family”!!!
    Sylvia May 6th, 2021

    I just finished “End of Her”. Wow!! I could not put the book down. Lots of twists and turns.. the ending… shocking!! Anxious to read her other books!!

    Love that I discovered Shari Lapena books. Took a road trip and listened to “stranger in the house” in 1 day by audio book. Can’t put them down! Currently listening to “unwanted guest” in my car when I drive and “the couple next door” by audibles on my phone. Soo good im listening to 2 at the same time lol
    Keep them coming! Curious when the next one is coming out!!

    Haven’t read an author with such urgency for ages. Real page turners!

    Have recently read The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House. My library is closed at present (Covid) but can’t wait to get the next one (and the following ones). They are brilliant! So glad I have discovered Shari

    Shari is awesome!!! It’s been a long while since I’ve found an exciting, riveting author to latch onto, can’t wait for her next book(s) to come out! If you LOVE suspense/thriller/mystery, you’ll love her books. Shari is the new “Stephen King” of murder/mystery novels!!!!!

    I have read all 5 books, absolutely brilliant, looking forward to the next one.

    I read 4 getting the 5th today. Love her books easy reading and never boring can’t stop reading.

    Haven’t gotten to”End of Her” yet. Man, you just can’t stop reading!

    I have read all 5 of her books—the End of Her is my favorite.

    Lynda, December 28,2020

    I read 3 so far , great read , you can’t put it down , brilliant writing

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