A Stranger in the House - Shari Lapena

A Stranger in the HouseA Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I haven’t read Shari Lapena’s previous books, but I really enjoyed this one. A twisty, suspenseful thriller with an unexpected ending, an intricate plot, and a frantic pace.

Tom Krupp arrives home from work to find his wife, Karen, has left in the middle of making dinner. The front door is unlocked and she hasn’t taken her purse or cell phone. Still in that blissful, newlywed stage, Tom soon starts to worry about Karen. Then the police arrive to tell him she’s in the hospital after an accident on the bad side of town. But Karen can’t remember anything that happened.

Lapena has a clear, easy-to-follow writing style that propels you through the pages. While her characters weren’t likeable (Karen was hard to get a reading on due to the amnesia and Tom was a snivelling mess), I don’t think you have to like the characters to enjoy the story. Well-plotted and a fast read. I enjoyed immensely.

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