The other day a blog reader left a comment saying she was reading A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena. It just so happened that I was listening to the same book as she was! That was kind of fun. This selection came from my on line library.
The book was pretty good. If you’re read The Couple Next Door or The Woman in Cabin 10 and liked them, you’ll likely like this one too. It’s mystery and suspense. I knew right away the first part of the mystery but didn’t get the last twist until the very end. That makes a book kind of fun.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:“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.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.1 stars. I think I’d have to agree. I wish there had been a few more people to guess “who dun it” from. Not a bad book though.