In this #1 international bestseller The Couple Next Door, Lapena paints the portrait of a depressed and exhausted mother enticed by the seducements around her. As a result, when the police get involved in the case, Anne becomes a prime suspect.
While fighting for justice, Anne is also forced into a battle for her own sanity. Therefore, The Couple Next Door opens a broader discussion on mental health and the lack of support for new mothers. At the end of this powerful novel, readers may find themselves still trying to piece together events, and while also questioning the social structures that fail these women.