A Stranger in the House

A Stranger in the House

Large Print - 2017
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
ISBN: 9780525501312
0525501312
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT LAPENA S
Characteristics: 416 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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sloanelm
Feb 01, 2018

irritating -- I dislike stories based on characters making bad decisions to not communicate to others, including people they purportedly love. No character was believable or engaging. I'm not sure why I finished it -- from the mid point I skimmed quickly to the end -- when there are so many good books to be read. Creepy, and not in a good way.

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Yoo_hoo5
Feb 01, 2018

This was an okay read and one that makes you want to continue to read to find out who is guilty. It sort of see-saws back and forth between “maybe this person is guilty, or maybe they’re innocent. No, they’re guilty, unless.......”
I actually liked this book better than “The Couple Next Door” as I thought that was much more predictable

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jules64
Jan 30, 2018

An easy read, didn't expect the ending. Not expected because of the thoughts of the character through the book.

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booklady101
Jan 09, 2018

This thriller started off well. The ending just didn’t make sense as the character had been offering us a glimpse into her thinking Throughout. Did I miss something? Or is this just an amateurish way of adding a twist in a predictable thriller?

The best thing about this book is that it's a quick read. Otherwise, the "twists" are very predictable and even after finishing the story, I kept wondering why it was billed as a suspenseful book. And did anyone else want Brigid's husband to be involved somehow? He didn't even seem to belong in the book!

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Spirited13
Dec 29, 2017

Weird book. Frustrating read. I gave up on it half way through. I could go on at length about what is wrong with this book but I think it comes down a couple of things. She is not that good a writer. Her characters not well developed.

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SJM7323
Dec 24, 2017

A fast, easy read but totally predictable.

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williamoliver1315
Dec 15, 2017

Her 1st few books, were page turners. This 1 was totally predictable.

DSGCPL Nov 19, 2017

Not very original. This plot has been done numerous times, but it was an entertaining read.

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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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