A thriller featuring a suspicious accident, a wife who can't account for herself and unsettling questions that threaten to tear the couple apart, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door.
Karen and Tom Krupp are happy. They have 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.
Then a knock: 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. She's okay, except for not remembering where she was going or what she was doing, which the cops think is highly convenient—they suspect she was up to no good.
Karen returns home with Tom, determined to move on. But something's not quite right. Someone's been in her house. And the police won't stop interrogating her.
In this house, everyone's a stranger. Everyone has something they'd rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet.
SHARI LAPENA is the internationally bestselling author of the thrillers The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House and An Unwanted Guest, which have all been New York Times and Sunday Times (London) bestsellers. Her books have been sold in thirty-five territories around the world. She lives in Toronto.
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"So many dizzying twists you'd better not drive after reading!" —Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author of Parting Shot
"Shari Lapena poses the question: How well do you know your spouse? . . . Lapena keeps the well-developed twists churning, with each a surprise notch in this ever-evolving plot, and she continues this skillful storytelling until the stunning twist at the end." —Associated Press
"Smart, twisty and compulsive. Suspense and suspicion accumulate relentlessly, toying with your expectations and your emotions right up until the packs-a-punch ending. Don't miss it, and don’t expect to be able to put it down." —Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Girl
"Great suspense and lots of twists." —Toronto Star
"A diverting page-turner." —Publishers Weekly
"Smart and suspenseful. . . . You'll never see the ending coming." —PureWow
"Lapena ups the stakes by narrating from the viewpoint of both husband and wife, as well as by chucking in a firecracker of a plot twist. . . . Her deliberately unemotional prose style enhances the creeping sense of dread throughout." —Metro (UK)
"A Stranger in the House will have you sleeping with the lights on for weeks." —Bustle