31 October 2019

A Stranger in the House

Photo of the book cover of A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
Psychological Thriller

By Shari Lapena

Paperback 384 pages
Publisher Corgi (14th Jun 2018)

'Shari Lapena furnishes a clever array of motives and suspects. The tension is high and remains to the last, stunning page.' The Times

📕My Review

A Stranger in the House was an enjoyable, quick and easy read. There were some unexpected twists and turns but on the whole it wasn't difficult to predict where it was going. The pacing was good; with short, punchy chapters that kept me immersed and eagerly turning pages.

The characters, of which there were few, felt one-dimensional and, dare I say it!, dull. Whilst the plot was interesting and uncomplicated, it didn't offer anything new. I was hoping for a concluding killer twist but to be perfectly honest I wasn't blown away.

Book Source: Purchased copy
Rating ⭐⭐⭐

📗The Blurb

Why would you run scared from a happy home?

You're waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You're making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day.

That's the last thing you remember.

You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town.

The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn't so sure. And even you don't know what to believe . . .

📘The Author

Photo of author Shari Lapena
Shari Lapena is the internationally bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House. She was a lawyer and an English teacher before turning her hand to fiction.

She lives in Toronto.

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