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The Stranger in Our Home

Narrated by: Emma Pallant
Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
4 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Have you been bad enough?

When her stepmother dies unexpectedly, Caro returns to her childhood home in the rural English countryside. She hadn’t seen Elizabeth in years, but the remote farmhouse offers refuge from a bad relationship and a chance to start again.

But going through Elizabeth’s belongings unearths memories Caro would rather stay buried. In particular, the story her stepmother would tell her about two little girls and the terrible thing they do.

As heavy snow traps Caro in the village, where her neighbours stare and whisper, Caro is forced to question why Elizabeth hated her so much and what she was hiding. But does she really want to uncover the truth?

A haunting and twisty story about the lies we tell those closest to us, perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Cass Green.

©2018 Sophie Draper (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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when does story start!?

Eleven chapters in and I'm still left waiting for the author to start whatever the plot should be. Trying to create tension by retelling odd children's stories that were meant as a plot device to explain...? what? The main characters relationship to Elizabeth? Her sister? Her surroundings? It felt as if the author was trying too hard to be elusive and drag out tension, that wasn't actually developed or there. Eleven out of 56 chapters and I gave up waiting.

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Another great listen!!

A great psychological thriller that is definitely worth the money. The narrator did an excellent job bringing the story together. Will listen to this one again! 😀😀😀

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fantastic!!

super creepy! great story... great narrator, love this book!! if you like a dark tale, this is for you!

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One of the best twisty psychological thrillers...

Once I started listening I couldn't stop! There are some supernatural overtones and deliciously evil 'gas lighting ' going on to the very end! I also enjoyed the narrator; she did a very nice job voicing a variety of characters. She smartly used her voice to increase tension at just the right time! What a great listen!