A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

A Stranger in the House

By Shari Lapena

  • Release Date: 2017-08-15
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 247 Ratings
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“Smart and suspenseful. . . you'll never see the ending coming.” --PureWow

In this neighborhood, danger lies close to home. A domestic thriller packed full of secrets, and a twisty story that never stops—from the bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

He looks at her, concerned. “How do you feel?” She wants to say,
Terrified. Instead, she says, with a faint smile, Glad to be home.

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’s 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 where his wife has been admitted. She 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.


  • AMAZING!!!!

    By karjba
    Amazing ending, super shocking and mouth dropping. You wont be able to put this book down.
  • Stranger in the House

    By Best app ever!!! Excellent
    Enthralling! I couldn’t read it fast enough. Excellent descriptions. The writing made me feel what the characters were feeling,seeing and living. Unexpected ending is the best.
  • Fantastic!

    By Camila Fischer
    I could not put the book down! Read in 3 days, and I’m a lazy reader! Shari knows how’s to keep you in her books, I can’t wait for the next novel! Maybe a second part of this book? Would be interesting.... also I loved the idea of her bringing Rasbach back!
  • Suspenseful

    By Lexi2811
    This had me guessing what was going on. It was a good read and I finished it in about a week.
  • Amazing

    By Fort Dodge
    This book was the best thing I've read in a long time. You think you have it all figured out and then it twists again. Definitely with the read!
  • Intriguing

    By Mee81
    Thoughtfully written. Kept me on thin line between thinking I knew what would happen to having me constantly guessing if I was right. Suggest giving it a sample read at least... had me hooked.
  • A stranger in the house

    By Lulu8576
    Awful, just awful. The plot is very elementary. A total waste of time.
  • Suspense

    By Allink41
    This book really had me going until the end. The ending was the reason I gave 4 stars.
  • A Stranger in the House

    By Anya Mac
    suspenseful, with a shocking albeit delightful twist.
  • A Stranger in the House

    By Rutbee
    A real page turner. Couldn't put it down. A GREAT READ!