I haven't read Shari Lapena's previous novel, the hugely successful "The Couple Next Door", so I was looking forward to reading a book by a new author to me and a one that comes highly recommended within my online book circles.
"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 preparing tea at home whilst waiting for her husband to come home. This is the last thing she remembers! She wakes up in hospital being told she has just survived a car crash after what looks like she left her house in a blind panic. What caused her to run scared and what could have happened before the car crash that made her to drive so erratically??
The dramatic and exciting start really gets you in the mood for this suspenseful and intriguing thriller with twists and turns and an unexpected ending I really didn't see coming.
I'm not too sure whether I truly liked the main characters - bar the determined detectives - the personalities just didn't do it for me, but this certainly didn't matter and bore no importance at all, as I still thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend this riveting book to anyone who loves this particular genre.
It's a very competitive business the suspense/mystery thriller market but I believe the author has crafted this perfectly and without a doubt I expect this to be huge in July when it's released. It's very clever, well written, intriguing and suspenseful and has all the trademarks of a massive bestseller - I wish Shari Lapena every success with "A Stranger In The House" this year!
A fantastic 5 stars!!