A Stranger in the House (Hardcover)

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Danger lies very close to home. Too close. This is a thriller packed full of secrets and twists that never stop. Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they have a new home in upstate New York,have been married for a couple of years, and have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But Tom returns home one day to find Karen has vanished. Her car’s gone and it looks like she left in a hurry. She left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind. Tom receives 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 okay—except that she now has amnesia and can’t remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and suspect she was up to no good. There was a murder committed in the same vicinity as Karen’s accident. She returns home with Tom, wanting to heal and prove that she is innocent and move on with her life. She realizes something has been moved in her house. Something’s not quite right. Someone’s been in her house. And the police won't stop asking questions. Everyone has something they’d rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet. — Ray, Denver

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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.

About the Author


Shari Lapena worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before turning to writing fiction. Her suspense debut, The Couple Next Door, as well as her second novel, A Stranger in the House, were New York Times and international bestsellers. Lapena's next book, An Unwanted Guest, is forthcoming in summer 2018.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780735221123
ISBN-10: 073522112X
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Publication Date: August 15th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English