Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena is the internationally best-selling author of The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House. In celebration of her latest twisty thriller, An Unwanted Guest, the Toronto-based author has curated a selection of audiobooks that have inspired her own writing.
    • A Novel
    • Written by: A. S. A. Harrison
    • Narrated by: Karen White, Donald Corren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 2013-06-25
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 35 ratings
    • "This riveting novel is about the disintegration of a marriage, and about how quickly things can move from relatively normal, to cold-blooded murder. A thriller to savour."
    • A Novel
    • Written by: Herman Koch, Sam Garrett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 2013-02-13
    • Language: English
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 87 ratings
    • "Two teenaged boys have committed a horrific crime. Their concerned parents meet at a restaurant to discuss. But as you listen, you realize there is something even more amiss here. Absolutely chilling."
    • A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain
    • Written by: James Fallon
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 2013-10-31
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 79 ratings
    • "This is a nonfiction work by a successful doctor who diagnosed himself as a psychopath as a middle-aged adult. An absolutely fascinating journey into the psychopathic mind."
    • A Memoir
    • Written by: Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 2010-09-28
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 260 ratings
    • "This book, about children growing up in unspeakable poverty and neglect, has stayed with me for years. Once you've heard the first sentence, you will be hooked."
    • My Life with Asperger's
    • Written by: John Elder Robison
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 2007-09-13
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings
    • "This is an absolutely hilarious and touching memoir about a highly dysfunctional family, by a man who has Asperger's Syndrome. It's brilliant."
    • A Novel
    • Written by: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 2017-06-06
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 89 ratings
    • "This book features a novel within a novel. There's a Christie-like mystery, with a country house murder and a stuffy detective, set in the 1950s. But then there's a shift to present day, and you remember that what you've been listening to is the highly-anticipated novel of a publishing house's most successful author. However the author's been murdered and the last chapters are missing. It's very clever and tremendous fun."
    • A Novel
    • Written by: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 2016-09-06
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 476 ratings
    • "An aristocratic man is held under house arrest in the famous Metropole Hotel in Moscow for decades, as the country convulses. I loved this book for the charm of its narrator, and for its historical insight."
    • A Novel
    • Written by: Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 2011-12-27
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings
    • "A mother looks back on her troubled relationship with her son, who has just murdered many of his classmates. This book gave me such chills that sometimes I had to just sit for a minute. It's absolutely brilliant and you won't be able to stop thinking about it."

From the Author

An Unwanted Guest

A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect getaway ... until the bodies start piling up.

A Stranger in the House

A suspicious accident, a wife who can't account for herself, and unsettling questions that threaten to tear a couple apart.

The Couple Next Door

A twisty roller-coaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives.