Uma estranha em casa
Suspense da mesma autora de O casal que mora ao lado. Uma vida da qual você não se lembra. Um passado do qual você não consegue escapar. Karen Krupp acorda no hospital, sem ter a menor ideia de como foi parar lá. Tom, seu marido, diz que a porta estava destrancada quando ele entrou em casa, as luzes, acesas, e que a esposa provavelmente saiu às pressas quando estava...more
After having enjoyed Shari LaPena’s debut novel, The Couple Next Door, I eagerly awaited her next work. But ...more
I literally could not stop reading or thinking about reading this book! I loved the frantic tone that gave me the feeling of being on edge and the super quick pace. Never a boring moment. I carried this book around with me just in case I had a few minutes to get a few pages in!
Tom and Karen have a picture perfect life. The are newlyweds with a beautiful home and Tom is a successful accountant. That is until Karen's accident, she has crashed her car into a pole and has no idea why she was ...more
"A Stranger In The House" is a brilliant and intriguing suspense thriller that was so compelling I couldn't put it down - I know it's a cliche - but I found it so easy to read and follow, I just wanted to keep on turning the intriguing and entertaining pages.
Karen is ...more
2017 Award - Worst Read of the Year (runner up)
The Stranger in the House should have a run-in with the Girl on the Train and save us all from these horrible little chick-lit thrillers.
Nothing redeeming to say about this except I had to find out how this horrid little book ended.
Oh dear. Well, this novel is the fourth one I’ve read within a one or two- month span with very similar plot lines.
Although, by the time I got this one from the library, I’d grown weary of the repetitiveness, I have to say I enjoyed the quirky atmosphere, and the dash of dark humor thrown into the mix, which was refreshing.
Tom and Karen look like the ideal couple. But, their lives rapidly spiral out of control ...more
The library ebook was available: As I started reading - I kept saying “I’ve read this before”... IT WAS SO FAMILIAR
STRANGE.... HAD I? YES!!!!
It’s rare that I forget about a book that I read.... but what’s interesting ...more
What a surprise a Stranger in the House was for us as we were not expecting to like this one as much as we did. I decided to listen to this while Lindsay read it. It’s a great easy one to listen to that didn't require my full attention.
A Stranger in the House is an intriguing, easy and fast-paced suspenseful psychological thriller that had us both purely entertained by this fun and easy story.
Shari Lapena does a good job creating unlikable ...more
This was an engrossing and addictive story. There was a lot of hype surrounding this author, Shari Lapena's, well-loved previous novel "The Couple Next Door". Going into this one, I wasn't sure how this novel would compare but I actually enjoyed this a little more than her previous book. The suspense had me hooked and turning the pages faster and faster as the story continued on.
I had the pleasure of reading this ...more
Around the same time Karen wakes up in a hospital after being involved in a car accident that has left her partially amnesiac, what's worse is that she can't remember what happened immediately before the accident.
The same day of the ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I would like to thank NetGalley and Random House UK for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Karen and Tom have been married for a few years and by all appearances seem to have a quite ...more
Tom’s wife, Karen, went out and he doesn’t know where she is. She left without her phone and her purse. The door was unlocked and it was unlike her. It’s like Karen ran out of the house! Very soon cops come to his house and tell him about Karen’s accident. It was a single-vehicle accident; the car went into a pole! And they found a dead man not too far from of the place of her accident. He was shot three times. But when Karen wakes up at the hospital she can’t remember what happened! So ...more
Tom Krupp comes home from work and realizes that his front door was not locked. What is even more alarming is that there are signs in the kitchen that his wife (Karen) was preparing dinner but now she is no longer in sight. He checks his home and his wife is not there. He becomes worries and decides to call 911. Across town (in a BAD section of town- we are told this repeatedly), a woman without any identification has driven her car into a pole.
When the police arrive at his door, Tom ...more
There's no denying that Lapena is a terrific writer, and this is another well-written story with plenty of suspense and things to figure out.
In this one, however, there's this weird thing where none of the characters are particularly likeable people. There's just no one here that you really want to root for, which is something I ...more
Last year debut novelist Shari Lapena set the psychological domestic based thriller genre alight with her blockbuster novel, The Couple Next Door. Lapena returns to familiar territory with her second release, A Stranger in the House. Lapena’s latest novel is another marital thriller that draws on the complication of an overly intrusive neighbour to spice up the storyline.
Karen is a happily married bookkeeper and housewife of two years, living in upstate New ...more
This is one of those moments where I need to be honest and don't really want to be because I LOVED this authors first book - The Couple Next Door - and enthused about it so would love to keep up that level of support but for me, A Stranger in the House was just another predictable psychological thriller of the dime a dozen kind you see everywhere. Boy I'm so sick of characters with either a drug problem that fogs their thoughts or some random amnesia as a plot device to hide the reveals that ...more
Sorry. There are plenty of positive reviews so take mine with a grain of salt.
Reading over some of the other reviews, I feel as if I read a completely different book than some other people. This started out interestingly enough, even if the writing style did seem slightly simplistic and juvenile. By half way through the book it all started to fall apart for me. The inconsistencies were glaring to me. In one paragraph Tom's mooning over the depth of his love for Karen (we know this because the author tells us so), yet in the next chapter he almost seems to ...more
Be ever careful about who you marry and be ever more careful about who you move across the street from.
This was a quick read about a couple, two years married and blissfully happy. They have a neighbor living across the street who becomes besties with the wife, Karen. However, the husband is not a fan of this neighbor, Bridget. Seems he knows a lot more about her than her name.
Things turn ugly as Karen is involved in a car accident that leaves her with a huge case of ...more
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