A Stranger in the House (2020)

A Stranger in the House Shari Lapena A Stranger in the House 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 DoorHe looks at her conc
  • Title: A Stranger in the House
  • Author: Shari Lapena
  • ISBN: 9780735221123
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
A Stranger in the House Shari Lapena 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 DoorHe 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 upsIn 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 DoorHe 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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  1. 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 those unfamiliar with my reading habits this is a HUGE deal Like scream it from the rooftops level HUGE I m a compulsive book finisher I NEVER DNF But this book this book was my everest After having enjoyed Shari LaPena s debut novel, The Couple Next Door, I eagerly awaited her next work But my god Just god Th [...]

  2. Meredith

    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

  3. HollyB

    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 carried this book around with me just in case I had a few minutes to get a few pages in Tom and Karen have a picture perfect life The are newlyweds with a beautiful home and Tom is a successful accountant That is until Karen s accident, she has crashed her car into a pole and has no idea why she was frant [...]

  4. Miriam Smith

    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 within my online book circles A Stranger In The House is a brilliant and intriguing suspense thriller that was so compelling I couldn t put it down I know it s a cliche but I found it so easy to read and follow, I just wanted to keep on turning the intriguing and entertaining pages.Karen is preparing te [...]

  5. 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 Although, by the time I got this one from the library, I d grown weary of the repetitiveness, I have to say I enjoyed the quirky atmosphere, and the dash of dark humor thrown into the mix, which was refreshing Tom and Karen look like the ideal couple But, their lives rapidly spiral out of control when Ka [...]

  6. Elyse

    Library ebook Having enjoyed a great belly laugh at the end of The Couple Next Door ally laughing hystericallyt sure it was suppose to be funny or not but I loved that a book did that to me.pure fun entertainment I kept plowing through this book hoping for another surprise jolt Instead of this being a fun train ride with goodies at the last stop and my surprise jolt.It was like getting notice that the train has been delayed and I was sitting on the bench waiting getting restless a little bored a [...]

  7. 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 and save us all from these horrible little chick lit thrillers Nothing redeeming to say about this except I had to find out how this horrid little book ended Yuck

  8. Brenda

    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 read it It s a great easy one to listen to that didn t require my full attention A Stranger in the House is an intriguing, easy and fast paced suspenseful psychological thriller that had us both purely entertained by this fun and easy story Shari Lapena does a good job creating unlikable characters he [...]

  9. *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 Oh, and do not get me started on Tom, what a weak, pathetic spouse

  10. Lindsay

    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 previous novel The Couple Next Door Going into this one, I wasn t sure how this novel would compare but I actually enjoyed this a little than her previous book The suspense had me hooked and turning the pages faster and faster as the story continued on.I had the pleasure of reading this fantastic book wi [...]

  11. Carol (Bookaria)

    This is the story of Karen and Tom Krupp who have been married for about two years One day Tom returns home from work and finds their home empty, it seems that Karen was making dinner and had to run out of the house in a hurry leaving her purse and cell phone behind Around the same time Karen wakes up in a hospital after being involved in a car accident that has left her partially amnesiac, what s worse is that she can t remember what happened immediately before the accident.The same day of the [...]

  12. Gary

    Once I read the write up for this novel I was hooked and had to know about it I though this book was a very good read and the fact that I actually guessed the conclusion for once didn t spoil my enjoyment in the slightest.The lead character Karen is involved in an car accident and wakes up with no memory of what has happened When Karen s husband arrives home from work he realises there is something wrong, in the kitchen the meal she was preparing is left unfinished and abandoned Karen s mobile [...]

  13. Erin

    A Stranger In The House is a light, quick murder mystery Not as great as Shari Lapena s first novel The Couple Next Door, the plot wasn t as tight or crisp in this book, but it was still a good and fun if predictable read The story kept me engrossed and I didn t want to put it down I m not giving it 4 stars because the ending left something to be desired Will there be a sequel I sure hope so because that ending was not enough.

  14. Pauline

    I really enjoyed The Couple Next door by Shari Lapena and I was looking forward to reading her new book A Stranger in the House, this thriller had quite a few twists and turns and an ending I did not see coming I would like to thank NetGalley and Random House UK for my e copy in exchange for an honest review.

  15. Brooke — brooklynnnnereads

    I ve been hemming and hawing over rating this book a 3.5 star or 4 I think I have settled on a 4 star rating For those that love novels like, Girl on the Train or Gone Girl , this one is for you I actually didn t really like Gone Girl but I mean, if you like that sort of style in a mystery thriller, this one is comparable.This was a good read overall I wouldn t say I was the biggest fan of the writing style because I felt that it could be choppy at times but I still enjoyed it enough to race thr [...]

  16. Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

    mrsbbookreviews.wordpressLast year debut novelist Shari Lapena set the psychological domestic based thriller genre alight with her blockbuster novel, The Couple Next Door Lapena returns to familiar territory with her second release, A Stranger in the House Lapena s latest novel is another marital thriller that draws on the complication of an overly intrusive neighbour to spice up the storyline.Karen is a happily married bookkeeper and housewife of two years, living in upstate New York One evenin [...]

  17. JanB

    I m struggling with trying to write a review that I feel comfortable posting but I m failing So I ll just say that this wasn t the book for me I almost DNF d it several times and should have.Sorry There are plenty of positive reviews so take mine with a grain of salt.

  18. Heidi

    The book starts out strong a man comes home from work to find the house unlocked and his wife s car gone The kitchen shows signs of dinner being prepared a pot of water on the stove, vegetables chopped on the kitchen counter He calls for his wife but there is no answer She has left behind her purse and her mobile Worried, he begins calling her friends, their neighbours, but no one has seen her Then a policeman knocks on the door Lapena really sets the scene here, and I actually had goosebumps vi [...]

  19. Liz Barnsley

    Hmm.This is one of those moments where I need to be honest and don t really want to be because I LOVED this authors first book The Couple Next Door and enthused about it so would love to keep up that level of support but for me, A Stranger in the House was just another predictable psychological thriller of the dime a dozen kind you see everywhere Boy I m so sick of characters with either a drug problem that fogs their thoughts or some random amnesia as a plot device to hide the reveals that are [...]

  20. Marialyce

    2.5 not hard to predict starsBe ever careful about who you marry and be ever careful about who you move across the street from.This was a quick read about a couple, two years married and blissfully happy They have a neighbor living across the street who becomes besties with the wife, Karen However, the husband is not a fan of this neighbor, Bridget Seems he knows a lot about her than her name.Things turn ugly as Karen is involved in a car accident that leaves her with a huge case of amnesia Th [...]

  21. Peter Monn

    A really great thriller The ending is totally worth the wait Check out my full review on my booktube channel at youtube peterlikesbooks

  22. Juli

    Tom Krupp comes home from work one night to find his wife is gone He looks around the house She couldn t have gone far Her purse and cell phone are still in the house So he waits Maybe she had to run to the store Perhaps she s over at the neighbors As he begins to get nervous, the police come to the door There s been an accident His wife had a car accident hit a pole in a rough part of town She s ok.but what was she doing there late at night Even Karen Krupp isn t sure She has no memory of the a [...]

  23. Helga

    A disappointment Boring and unbelievable story line, shallow and unlikable characters I kept waiting for a twist, a turn, a curl, a something to happen, but it was a no show I felt I was reading scraps of several books I had previously read, lazily put together, just to fill some pages Amnesia Really And don t let me start on the husband.

  24. Amy

    All of my reviews can be found on novelgossip4.5 5Last summer I was raving about Lapena s debut, The Couple Next Door, so naturally I ve been super excited about reading A Stranger in the House I was thrilled to find that many of the things that I loved about TCND were found in this book, there was the same great addictive quality to her writing, there were secrets galore and the ever so popular untrustworthy narrators.The premise of this is fantastic with just the right amount of creepy and it [...]

  25. Terri Wino

    2 1 2 starsReading over some of the other reviews, I feel as if I read a completely different book than some other people This started out interestingly enough, even if the writing style did seem slightly simplistic and juvenile By half way through the book it all started to fall apart for me The inconsistencies were glaring to me In one paragraph Tom s mooning over the depth of his love for Karen we know this because the author tells us so , yet in the next chapter he almost seems to despise he [...]

  26. Debra

    3.5 starsTom Krupp comes home from work and realizes that his front door was not locked What is even alarming is that there are signs in the kitchen that his wife Karen was preparing dinner but now she is no longer in sight He checks his home and his wife is not there He becomes worries and decides to call 911 Across town in a BAD section of town we are told this repeatedly , a woman without any identification has driven her car into a pole When the police arrive at his door, Tom believes that [...]

  27. Korrina(OwlCrate)

    Definitely an entertaining read but it all felt a bit silly to me Still happy I completed it though Spookathon day one has been a huge success

  28. Renny Barcelos

    I have no idea what possessed me to request this book on NetGalley when I absolutely disliked this author s debut, The Couple Next Door Whatever happened I did request it and was offered an ARC, which, just as the first novel, is a terribly written mess Once again this author confuses the great tool that an unreliable narrator is for thrillers, with just plain and simply lying to the reader You can t have an omniscient narrator that is unreliable You can t just keep throwing new information that [...]

  29. Denise

    Implausible and predictable with a tiresome plot device amnesia.Disappointed in this follow up novel after previously liking THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR a nice twisty mystery This book was not one of those The premise, a wife is cooking dinner for her beloved husband they are almost newlyweds when she apparently runs off somewhere in her car to a bad part of town and then gets in a car wreck that produces a concussion What was she doing THERE The police come knocking at the door when a dead man is foun [...]

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