A Stranger in the House

A Stranger in the House

A Novel

Book - 2017
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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 is 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. His wife has 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, New York : Pamela Dorman Books, Viking, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780735221123
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 24 cm


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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.

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!

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.

Sep 17, 2017

Nothing very original here, I'm afraid.

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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