A Stranger in the House

A Stranger in the House

Book - 2017
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door , a new thriller featuring a suspicious accident, a wife who can't account for herself and unsettling questions that threaten to tear a couple apart.

You come home after a long day at work, excited to have dinner with your beautiful wife.
But when you walk through the door, you quickly realize that she's not there.
In the kitchen, there is a pot on the stove, and vegetables on the counter, abandoned.
Her cellphone and her purse are still in the house, in the bedroom, exactly where she keeps them.
It looks like she's left in a blind panic.
You fear the worst, so you call her friends to see if they know where she is.
Then you call the police.
The police tell you that your wife's been in an accident. They found her in the worst part of town, after she lost control of the car while speeding through the streets. But why would she go to that neighbourhood? And why was she driving so fast? Was she running toward something? Or away from something?
The police think your wife was up to no good.
You refuse to believe it, at first.
Then, as the stories and facts don't line up, and your wife can't remember what happened that evening, you start to wonder. You've been married for two years and you thought you knew her better than anyone else in the world . . .
. . . but maybe you don't.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2017
ISBN: 9780385686976
Branch Call Number: EXPRESS
Characteristics: 305 p. ;,23 cm

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mslighthearted
Oct 29, 2017

Absolute fluff! And not the good kind of fluff like cotton candy, clouds, or new fallen snow. No. This is the too-soft pillow that doesn't support your head. This is the airy supermarket cake with no substance or flavour. This is the abdominal fat of books.

Poorly written. Terrible plot. No character development. The only thing that actually impressed me is that it must take a certain amount of skill to write an adult-themed book that any second grader could read. The story was spelled out so entirely that I think I could have gotten it even had I read it while asleep. Complete and utter drivel!

I hated "The Couple Next Door" so I have only myself to blame for reading this one. "A Stranger in the House" presents the best argument for never giving second chances to anyone. You have ruined me, Shari Lapena.

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dutcheja
Oct 25, 2017

This book had a good story and the premise was good but it moved way too slow!!

LoganLib_DebG Oct 13, 2017

This is the third book I gave read written by this author and it is the best one yet. I had no idea right to the end how the story would finish.

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DELVEVD
Oct 11, 2017

This book was fantastic...i couldnt put it down! First i liked the main character, then i didnt then i did again...you flip flop between the two while you learn more about the characters..loved this book...you will not be able to put it down in one sitting!

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writermala
Oct 09, 2017

"A stranger in the house," is definitely a one-sitting book. Having said that, I must confess it didn't do it for me. The story was quite predictable till the end; and the ending was rather far-fetched. I would call the book OK.

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emblight
Sep 17, 2017

Nothing very original here, I'm afraid.

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Ponto1
Sep 16, 2017

Lapena's uncomplicated and straight forward manner of writing pulled me into the story from the first page and it was easy to complete the book in a couple of sittings. However, as much as I really enjoyed her debut novel, this one felt a bit more predictable and less satisfying.

JCLOctavia Sep 07, 2017

A cast of characters that are predictable. The ending is about the same.

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