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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

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)

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A Stranger in the House

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

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  • Patrick
  • 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 😃

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-17-17

Excellent

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

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  • Mr S J Wardell
  • 03-01-18

Read me!

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

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  • David Baynham
  • 02-23-18

Great performance

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

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  • robert
  • 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.

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  • Johanna Laughton
  • 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!

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  • Macey Mace
  • 12-18-17

Good read

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

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  • Christine
  • 12-15-17

Dreadfully dreary

please don't waste your time with this. Barely there plotline, weak and flaky characters combined with the mist boring narrator EVER. I'm going to ask for a refund

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  • Janet biglari
  • 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.

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  • Chrissie
  • 09-03-17

Excellent read.

Excellent storyline with an unexpected twist at the end. Performances were well delivered. Really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 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 👌

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  • Mindy
  • 12-24-17

Ordinary

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

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  • Anna
  • 10-08-17

Boooooring and predictible

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

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  • jude
  • 10-04-17

jude kruger

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

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  • M.
  • 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