In Conversation with Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena
Image courtesy of Tristan Ostler

Join us as best selling author Shari Lapena returns to Bolton Libraries to talk to us about her latest novel "Not a Happy Family".

In Conversation with Shari Lapena
Wednesday 11th August 2021 
2pm - 3pm


In this family, everyone is keeping secrets - even the dead.

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?

Cover of Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena


Shari Lapena is the 'queen of the one-sit read' and Not a Happy Family is her most original and twisty book to date. Shari worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before writing fiction. Her debut thriller, The Couple Next Door, was a global bestseller, the bestselling fiction title in the UK in 2017 and has been optioned for television. Her thrillers A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, Someone We Know and The End of Her were all Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers

This is a virtual author event and you can book your free place on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link here:

Copies of Shari’s books are available to buy from Tony Higginson at Beyond Books Media.

Published: 14th July 2021