Your audiobook is waiting…

A Stranger in the House

Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
3.5 out of 5 stars

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $25.56

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The electrifying new thriller from Shari Lapena, author of the Sunday Times best seller The Couple Next Door.
Why would you run scared from a happy home?
You're waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You're making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day.
That's the last thing you remember.
You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town.
The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn't so sure. And even you don't know what to believe....
©2017 Shari Lapena (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"So many dizzying twists you'd better not drive after reading." (Linwood Barclay)
"Entirely compelling, utterly realistic. You will not see the twists coming." ( Daily Mail)
"Meticulously crafted and razor sharp." (Harlan Coben)
"A twisty, utterly riveting tale." (Tess Gerritsen)
"Shari Lapena furnishes a clever array of motives and suspects. The tension is high and remains to the last, stunning page." ( The Times)
Show More Show Less

What members say

Overall Ratings

  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By Bhavya khurana on 10-30-18

loved the narration

a Lil bit of a drag in between when Karen is arrested. Tom came across as a wimp that could be swayed either by his wife or Bridget.

Read More Hide me
5 out of 5 stars
By barbara on 12-11-17

A Stranger in the House

Wow, what a book, never stopped guessing until the very end, excellent! The narration was good too.

Read More Hide me

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Johanna Laughton on 01-13-18

Bloody brill

I was worried this book would be as good as the couple Nextdoor but omg bloody brilliant! Double twist at the end just finished the book off nicely!

Read More Hide me

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Macey Mace on 12-18-17

Good read

A slow start but a good book. Enjoyable. Worth downloading. Great twist at the end.

Read More Hide me

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Katherine Walcot on 05-27-18

Kept me guessing until the end.

I enjoyed this, I didn't particularly like or engage with any of the characters but the plot twists are clever and will keep you guessing.

Read More Hide me

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Eli Katz on 09-17-17

Excellent

Very enjoyable book. Kept me guessing all the way through. Really well narrated. Easy listening which held my attention!

Read More Hide me

19 of 20 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mr S J Wardell on 03-01-18

Read me!

Well read, well written and kept me latched throughout! Your in for a good one!

Read More Hide me

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By robert on 02-19-18

Stylish.

A brilliant engaging book. It's the sort you don't want to actually end, the stylish narration adding to the sumptuous feeling as you become totally enveloped. I love everything this author produces.

Read More Hide me

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Janet biglari on 12-06-17

Overall Disappointing Saved by A Good Twist

I found the style of this book to be disappointing compared to Shari Lapena's other book. The characters were very one dimensional and difficult to relate to or to care about. The author never really develops them as believable people with motivations leading to their actions. I had no sense of what they were like or even how they looked. The story is fast paced without any real development. the only thing that saved this book for me was the final twist which I did not see coming. The book was also saved by the narration which was generally good.

Read More Hide me

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Weigh In Time on 02-01-18

Great book, the ending is surprising!

I really liked this book, it had a great story and a good ending. I recommend getting it and you'll be saying one for minute all through the day 😃

Read More Hide me

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By David Baynham on 02-23-18

Great performance

Looked forward to being in the car just so I could continue with the story

Read More Hide me

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Lyn Campbell on 04-25-18

Another predictable thriller!

What disappointed you about A Stranger in the House?

This was again predictable. There nothing thrilling in this book. I wanted better characters - why do married couples never have a sit down conversation in these kind of books. There was no REAL interaction between the main couple. The relationship of the main couple depends on the reader simply 'going with it' - ie the husband didn't know about his wife's past but he is meant to be an intelligent person.

Has A Stranger in the House put you off other books in this genre?

This book has not put me off this genre. I have read other books of this type which were utterly engaging and I could not put them down. Sadly this was not one of them.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Tavia Gilbert?

Tavia Gilbert tried to inject interest and some 'life' into this book but failed due to the obvious storyline and characters that had not been 'fleshed out'.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

This book promised much but gave little satisfaction. The story although predictable might have worked if it had been handled a little better.

Any additional comments?

I would not be keen on purchasing another Shari Lapena book.

Read More Hide me

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 08-30-17

oh how I love a book with a good twist

after listening to a couple next door I was hoping this would be just as good. I was almost rolling my eyes half way through as it seemed so obvious where the book was going then bam! the twist came in and another and another. this is now in my top 10 👌

Read More Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By lisa G on 02-16-19

loved it

could not put it down once the story ramped up .. start of the story was a little slow but kept me on tbe edge of my seat to the very end

Read More Hide me
2 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-12-18

Really disappointed

I was a huge fan of the authors first book. This was honestly a load of rubbish. The first few chapters were gripping and I had a feeling I was on a good run. The twists are not very twisty. very predictable in a very bad way. I actually hated this book. The narrator did a great job, the story was just crap. I wonder what the narrator thought of it. hmm

Read More Hide me
2 out of 5 stars
By Mindy on 12-24-17

Ordinary

Not interesting at all; boring;
Narrative was good; story line slow and predictable better luck next time with the author.

Read More Hide me
1 out of 5 stars
By Anna on 10-08-17

Boooooring and predictible

The most boring and predictable story ever! The characters are unbelievably infantile and the "twist" is just ridiculous.

Read More Hide me
5 out of 5 stars
By jude on 10-04-17

jude kruger

was glued from start to end.
highly recommend this book.
do yourself a favour and read it too

Read More Hide me
4 out of 5 stars
By M. on 09-06-17

Well narrated

Great narration.
Good story line with a twist .. but did take persistence to get through the first couple of chapters

Read More Hide me