A Stranger in the House - Shari Lapena

A Stranger in the House

By Shari Lapena

  • Release Date: 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
A Stranger in the House book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 617 Ratings)

A Stranger in the House Shari Lapena Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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“Smart and suspenseful. . . you'll never see the ending coming.” --PureWow

In this neighborhood, danger lies close to home. A domestic thriller packed full of secrets, and a twisty story that never stops—from the bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

He looks at her, concerned. “How do you feel?” She wants to say,
Terrified. Instead, she says, with a faint smile, Glad to be home.

Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they’re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car’s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind.

There's a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town.

The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes.  Still, she’s mostly okay—except that she can’t remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and they suspect she was up to no good. 

Karen returns home with Tom, determined to heal and move on with her life. Then she realizes something’s been moved. Something’s not quite right. Someone’s been in her house. And the police won't stop asking questions.

Because in this house, everyone’s a stranger. Everyone has something they’d rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet.

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User reviews about this book

  • Predictable

    By Kelly k Idaho
    Easy read, but very predictable.
  • Not predictable yet obvious

    By jnelly boom
    A quick and pleasurable read. Amazing story with details so carefully woven together. Some factoid reappears later on, making something seem so obvious only after you read. Couldn’t put it down!
  • A good read

    By KSjo2001
    Not one of her best books, but it keep me engaged. I did not care for the abrupt end although it was an interesting surprise
  • Just like a Lifetime Movie

    By Mjoypick
    Good quick read. Kept my attention. Storyline was meh and some areas unbelievable but twists and turns that kept it interesting.
  • Suspenseful

    By Lil man1342
    I’m reading the book and I’m halfway through, the book is very suspenseful and it keeps me guessing about what’s going on throughout the book. I would definitely suggest buying it.
  • Review

    By TaylorxBritney
    Interesting until the end.
  • What the hell

    Waste of money. Book ends rather suddenly
  • Just Fair

    By Coto Pete
    Not the best book I’ve read this year. I’m not a big fan of the present tense storytelling. The plot is a little thin and the ending left me cold.
  • 👍🏾👍🏾

    By Bj_Watson12
    Hmm...this one was definitely interesting. I didn’t know what to believe, and I couldn’t stop reading. The cliffhanger at the end was amazing!
  • AMAZING!!!!

    By karjba
    Amazing ending, super shocking and mouth dropping. You wont be able to put this book down.

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