A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

Book 18/30.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Karen Krupp was home making dinner for her husband. She was expecting him any second. The phone rang—it was the call she hoped she’d never get. She jumped in her car and raced to a neighborhood she thought she’d never visit. She peered into the dark, deserted building and braced herself for the worst. After that, she remembered nothing.
They told her husband, Tom, she’d been in an accident. She must have lost control of her car as she sped through the roughest part of town. The police suspect that Karen was up to no good. But her husband refuses to believe it. Her best friend is not so sure. And even Karen herself doesn’t know what to believe. Then she realizes something in her house has been moved. Someone’s been there. And now, everyone is a stranger. Everyone has a secret—one they might even kill for.

That is the synopsis of A Stranger in the House: A Novel and it sounds fascinating AF, right? Instead, it was a very mid domestic “thriller” and my rating was bordering on 2 stars until the final chapter when I upped it by 1 star as Shari Lapena did well to stick the landing. This book is an easy read that you can breeze through in no time, but if you’re looking for a mystery/thriller novel with captivating twists and turns, you’re better off looking elsewhere.

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** A guide to ratings **
1 star – did not like it
2 stars – it was okay
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was amazing

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