Shari Lapena

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Shari Lapena (born 1960) is a Canadian novelist.[1] She is best known for her 2016 thriller novel The Couple Next Door, which was a bestseller both in Canada and internationally.[2]

Lapena, a lawyer and English teacher before beginning her writing career,[3] published her debut novel Things Go Flying in 2008. That novel was a shortlisted Sunburst Award finalist in 2009.[4] Her second novel, Happiness Economics, was a shortlisted Stephen Leacock Award finalist in 2012.[5]

Her fourth novel, A Stranger in the House, was published in 2017.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Things Go Flying (2008)
  • Happiness Economics (2011)
  • The Couple Next Door (2016)
  • A Stranger in the House (2017)
  • An Unwanted Guest (2018)
  • Someone We Know (2019)[6]
  • The End of Her (2020)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "In the world of Shari Lapena, everyone has a secret". Maclean's, August 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Shari Lapena follows up her bestselling thriller with another domestic nail-biter". Quill & Quire, July 2017.
  3. ^ "Is Shari Lapena Canada's next grip-lit star?". Metro, August 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Sunburst Award 2009 Winners". Locus, September 29, 2009.
  5. ^ "Stephen Leacock Award 2012 Shortlist". CBC Books.
  6. ^ 21 Books to Curl Up With This Fall , Newsweek
  7. ^ "12 Canadian books coming out in July we can't wait to read". CBC Books. 2020-07-07. Retrieved 2020-07-08.

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