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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.
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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. :-)
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