A Stranger in the House

A Stranger in the House Review

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.

Title:A Stranger in the House
Edition Language:English

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    A Stranger in the House Reviews

  • Kathryn

    Let me start this whole she-bang by saying I almost DNFed this book in excess of 10 times. I’ll repeat that statement slower for maximum impact. I. ALMOST. DNFed. THIS. BOOK. TEN. BLOODY. TIMES. For...

  • Meredith ( on Semi-Hiatus until February)

    I'm not going to write a detailed review. I found this book to be a convoluted mess. The last 3 pages were good. Other than that, I don't have much to say! ...

  • Holly  B

    5 STARSI literally could not stop reading or thinking about reading this book! I loved the frantic tone that gave me the feeling of being on edge and the super quick pace. Never a boring moment. I car...

  • Jaidee

    1 "c'est terrible" star !!! 2017 Award - Worst Read of the Year (runner up) Plastic plot Wooden characters Juvenile writing The Stranger in the House should have a run-in with the Girl on the Train a...

  • Miriam Smith (A Mother?s Musings)

    I haven't read Shari Lapena's previous novel, the hugely successful "The Couple Next Door", so I was looking forward to reading a book by a new author to me and a one that comes highly recommended wit...

  • Julie

    A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena is a 2017 Pamela Dorman Books publication.Oh dear. Well, this novel is the fourth one I’ve read within a one or two- month span with very similar plot lines. ...

  • Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    Traveling Sister Review by Brenda and LindsayWhat a surprise a Stranger in the House was for us as we were not expecting to like this one as much as we did. I decided to listen to this while Lindsay r...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Update.... strange strange strange ... I read strong positive reviews of this book the other day - thought to myself - “oh ... I forgot the author had a 2nd novel that I wanted to read - as “The C...

  • *TANYA*

    I was really enjoying this book, I was intrigued. And although it was a "classic" storyline, were if honesty reigned supreme, none of the chaos would have happened. I kept hoping for "more". Oh, and d...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    4 stars! I was impressed with this quick and easy, suspense-filled thriller! This was an engrossing and addictive story. There was a lot of hype surrounding this author, Shari Lapena's, well-loved pre...