He is filled with a nauseating dread. He wants to delay the moment of truth for as long as possible. But that moment has come. He finds that he can hardly breathe. He fears that his world is coming to an end. After a moment he looks up. Kids grow up fast in this part of town. The other two spill around him, then stop, peering into the dark. One of the younger boys laughs nervously in relief.
They move forward curiously, looking at the body on the floor. None of them is the least bit squeamish. He rifles through it. One boy removes the watch. You got that? They nod again firmly. Tokybook March 4, February 29, English Audiobook.
The Lee Bros. What Can I Bring? Box Ban This Filth! Sehnaz Bac The B. The same day of th This is the story of Karen and Tom Krupp who have been married for about two years.
The novel is told from alternating points of view and is set in upstate New York. I did not enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the author's previous novel The Couple Next Door because the plot was somewhat predictable and the characterizations seemed to me unrealistic at some points.
Also, I could not relate to the characters and found myself annoyed at the decisions they made throughout the novel. Overall, the book was ok. Some people seemed to love it so I recommend it to all lovers of thrillers. View all 19 comments. Once I read the write up for this novel I was hooked and had to know more about it. I though this book was a very good read and the fact that I actually guessed the conclusion for once didn't spoil my enjoyment in the slightest.
The lead character Karen is involved in an car accident and wakes up with no memory of what has happened. When Karen's husband arrives home from work he realises there is something wrong, in the kitchen the meal she was preparing is left unfinished and abandoned.
Karen's Once I read the write up for this novel I was hooked and had to know more about it. Karen's mobile and purse are still in the house but she appears to have left in a hurry. He fears the worse and rings the police only to be told she was involved in an accident in the rough part of town while speeding. This leads to many unanswered questions, why did she leave in a hurry, why was she speeding, where was she going.
This all leads to lots of suspense, intrigue and lots of twists and turns. A thoroughly entertaining read. I would like to thank Random House and Net Galley for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. View all 6 comments. Oct 10, Erin rated it liked it Shelves: october A Stranger In The House is a light, quick murder mystery.
Not as great as Shari Lapena's first novel The Couple Next Door, the plot wasn't as tight or crisp in this book, but it was still a good and fun if predictable read. The story kept me engrossed and I didn't want to put it down. I'm not giving it 4 stars because the ending left something to be desired. Will there be a sequel? I sure hope so because that ending was not enough. View all 9 comments. Sep 15, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: mystery-thrillers , audio-books.
View all 7 comments. I read this over the course of two days and each day was a complete opposite reading experience. The first day when I read around half the story, I was really into the book and finding out what Karen's deal was and what exactly happened the night of the accident.
As I read the second half of the book, my interest took a nose dive and I just wanted to be done with these people and move on to my next read. Karen and Tom have been married for a few years and by all appearances seem to have a quite I read this over the course of two days and each day was a complete opposite reading experience. Karen and Tom have been married for a few years and by all appearances seem to have a quite nice and comfortable life together.
But the you know what hits the fan when Karen gets into a serious car accident and doesn't recall much of anything that happened that night. The police don't understand why she was found in a part of town that she normally would steer clear from and begin questioning those close to Karen as they search for answers. So frustrating when you are really enjoying a book and then something shifts and you end up feeling disappointed. The big problem for me in the second half was by that point you knew what was going on but you had to watch it all play out.
With some books, that can be fun, but with this one it just felt like the story dragged on and on. The author attempted to throw in a few twists at the end but they fell flat and nothing you haven't seen many times before in this genre.
I actually wish she hadn't included them because the book ended on this bad soap opera like note. I would not go out of my way to recommend this one but I am willing to give this author another try. I just hope her other books contain more of the elements of her writing I did enjoy rather than the ones I didn't care for. View all 25 comments. Nov 18, Brooke — brooklynnnnereads rated it really liked it Shelves: giveaways , unhauled-used-to-own.
I've been hemming and hawing over rating this book a 3. I think I have settled on a 4 star rating. For those that love novels like, "Girl on the Train" or "Gone Girl", this one is for you. I actually didn't really like "Gone Girl" but I mean, if you like that sort of style in a mystery-thriller, this one is comparable.
This was a good read overall. I wouldn't say I was the biggest fan of the writing style because I felt that it could be choppy at times but I still enjoyed it enough to I've been hemming and hawing over rating this book a 3. I wouldn't say I was the biggest fan of the writing style because I felt that it could be choppy at times but I still enjoyed it enough to race through this book in a day.
It's hard to really describe the mystery of the story because I think some aspects of the story can be predictable. But at the same time, even if you may be able to predict something, there is no real immediate confirmation I'm being vague due to avoiding spoilers. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town.
The police suspect you were up to no good. Chapter Thirty-six Chapter Thirty-seven Chapter Thirty-eight Chapter Thirty-nine Chapter Forty Chapter Forty-one Chapter Forty-two Chapter Forty-three Chapter Forty-four Chapter Forty-five Chapter Forty-six Suspense and suspicion accumulate relentlessly, toying with your expectations and your emotions right up until the packs-a-punch ending.
The Couple Next Door lingers long after you turn the final page. One crime, an entire neighborhood of suspects, secrets and lies. How well do we ever know those around us?