A Stranger in the House is a horror novel by author Shari Lapena. This is a horror movie filled with secrets and quirky stories that never stop. Karen and Tom Krupp are very happy, they have a lovely house in upstate New York, they are a happy newlywed couple, having a good time together. Suddenly Tom returns home to find Karen disappearing for no reason.
Here are the top 3 reviews and comments that readers love about this fascinating book.
Review 1: A Stranger in the House audiobook by Chris
Great Sophomore Book from Shari Lapena
I loved the premise of this book. A law abiding housewife has an out of character traffic accident. At the same time her husband comes home and finds her missing but her purse and cellphone are still there it looks like she left in a hurry or in a panic. The problem is the wife Karen now has amnesia and has no idea why she left the house and ended up in the terrible accident.
The story slowly starts to unravel with twist after twist right up to the thrilling conclusion. The character development is great as you learn that all parties involved have secrets.
I recommend this for fans of mystery/thrillers like Gone Girl, The Couple Next Door, I See You, I Let You Go, and The Girl On The Train.
Review 2: A Stranger in the House audiobook by tarafarah7: Tara Brown
Wow! Just WOW!!
The audiobook A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena. narrated by Tavia Gilbert is EXCELLENT! I was so excited when I found out Shari Lapena had a new book coming out because I loved The Couple Next Door. I pre-ordered A Stranger in the House…and waited…and waited! Finally, the day came when it was delivered to my Audible app…WooHoo! As I listened, I kept feeling like I had it all figured out. I wasn’t sure if there was really an underlying mystery at all. I was still fully engaged in the well-written storyline, though, because new discoveries, twists, and turns continued to pop up at every corner. Needless to say, I WAS WRONG about everything, and the underlying mystery of it all came at me full force! The ending was awesome!!! Because of the ending, this book went from good to absolutely AMAZING! I’m still sitting in disbelief! I loved the characters, too. I’m dying to hear more about what happens next in their lives! Please, say we get a sequel to this book! 🙂
The narration by Tavia Gilbert was perfect. I thought her performance was outstanding, all around! She was easy to listen to and made for a very enjoyable listening experience. I felt everything was right on….tone, inflection, volume, and pace. The way she would change from speaking to almost whisper-like, really kept me on the edge of my seat. I defintiely plan to check out more books she has narrated. Great work!
I’m sure it is no surprise that I give A Stranger in the House 5/5 stars. I am glad I loved The Couple Next Door so much because it had me eagerly wanting more from Shari Lapena! I thought my favorite of the two books was going to be The Couple Next Door, but after hearing the ending of A Stranger in the House, I really have no clue which one I enjoyed more. Both books are now listed in my Top 10 Favorites! I plan to buy every book from here on out by Shari Lapena, 100%! I recommend this book to those enjoy the Suspense/Thriller/Mystery genre. It’s definitely one you don’t want to miss out on!
Thank you so much for reading my review. I hope it was helpful. 🙂
Review 3: A Stranger in the House audiobook by Brad&Britney
The Stranger in this house is the TWIST!
I also reviewed this book on my podcast, called AudioShelf. Look it up!
Shari gone and done it again. I absolutely LOVED this book! I found the story to be absolutely mesmerizing. The twists were delivered with raw and disturbingly confident sass. The entire book, I thought I knew the ending of the book, but I was proved wrong the entire last two hours. I think that’s the genius of Shari Lapena–making you honestly think you are correct in your assumptions, then ripping your brain out to make you second guess your thought process.
People are complaining on here that the characters were horrible and that no character was likable–well guess what?! YOU WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO LIKE ANYONE. Karen was a shady b*txh, Tom was a jack*ss, and Bridget was a nut job! If you liked anyone, then I feel sorry for you because you were PLAYED!
I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Tavia Gilbert. She was phenomenal and read the story exactly how the story should have been read. Her interest in the story, emotions, cadence, and inflection were 100% genuine and effortlessly poignant. I would highly recommend this audiobook to EVERYONE!
Audiobookss audio player