A Stranger in the House

A Stranger in the House

A Novel

Large Print - 2017
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A new thriller featuring a suspicious accident, a wife who can't account for herself, and unsettling questions that threaten to tear the couple apart.
Publisher: New York, New York : Random House Large Print, [2017]
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9780525501312
Branch Call Number: LP LAPE
Characteristics: 399 pages ; 23 cm


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Mar 06, 2018

“How well do you know your partner? “ This is the premise for Shari Lapena’s new psychological thriller, A Stranger in the House. The novel is characterized by a well developed, ever evolving plot, full of twists and turns, that relates the story of a wife who has no memory of a murder, and a husband who, surprisingly, seems to have even less knowledge of his wife. Solidly written in terms of plot, but somewhat under developed in characterization, this is one for devotees of anything labelled psychological thriller. I did not find it as engaging as Ms Lapena’s debut novel, The Couple Next Door.

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.

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

Jan 30, 2018

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

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!

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.

Dec 24, 2017

A fast, easy read but totally predictable.

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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