#All Reviews #AltRead 2017 Book Reviews 2017 British Book Challenge All Reviews

#Review: A Stranger in the House @sharilapena #AStrangerInTheHouse

Shari Lapena worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before writing fiction. Her debut thriller, The Couple Next Door was a global bestseller.

32943033
A Stranger in the House by Shari LapenaA Stranger in the House

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Stranger in the House

When danger lies close to home who can you trust?

I’ve just read the book A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena. I loved her fast-paced, well written debut book “The Couple Next Door”, so (thanks to the publisher for the ARC) was pleased to be given the chance to review this author’s second book, which I hoped was just as good. No pressure!

^^ Imagine you’re in an accident. You wake up not remembering what happened, and the police are knocking on your door raising suspicions about your whereabouts in conjunction with a murder.

^^ Everyone is looking at you for answers, your best friend, your spouse. But who can you trust if you don’t even know if you can trust yourself?

^^ This is exactly the predicament the main character Karen finds herself in. The very short review would be that this plot made for an absolutely fantastic read. I read it hunger, eager to feed my curiosity about just how this book was going to end, and I couldn’t do anything else until I’d finished. But I can’t possibly stop here. (As you can see from the length of this review).

^^ Yet again, Shari Lapena has proved herself to be a very good author, not that she needs to prove it, the evidence is within the pages. The plot is intriguing, well-written and packed full of secrets waiting to be revealed!

^^ Reading this story I steamed through the many twists and turns, and red herrings, trying to guess the answers along the way.

^^ This is one of those books where “unputdownable”, as cliché as that sounds, is so apt. In fact, I’ll go as far to say there were more ups and downs for this character Karen and her husband, Tom, than any roller-coaster I’ve ever been on. And I’ve been on a lot!

Overall: I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading “A Stranger in the House” and think it was even better than “The Couple Next Door”. I’ve no idea what Shari Lapena will come up with next, but I can assure you I’ll do my best to be first in line to find out!


View all my reviews on Goodreads

Visit my Amazon reviewer profile here: http://bit.ly/MyAmazonReviews
Feeling lucky, punk? Enter one of my 2017 giveaways! (Yep, the old ones are the best!)  http://bit.ly/giveaways2017

4 comments

Comments are truly appreciated. New here? Leave your link, I'll visit you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s