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  • Published: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780552173155
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99
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A Stranger in the House

From the author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR




Your home still isn't the safe place it should be in this electrifying new thriller from the author of The Couple Next Door.

The electrifying new thriller from Shari Lapena, author of the bestselling novel of the year, The Couple Next Door.

‘Shari expertly traps you, confounds you and leaves you gasping at the end. More, please . . .’ FIONA BARTON

'Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari's novels are domestic noir at its finest' SIMON KERNICK

‘So many dizzying twists you'd better not drive after reading’ LINWOOD BARCLAY
‘Smart, twisty thriller . . . It's taut, intelligent and compelling’ Heat

*****

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 . . .

*****

Praise for Shari Lapena:

'I thought the read-it-in-one-sitting thing was a cliché. Not any more.' 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

ALSO OUT NOW the new Sunday Times bestseller from Shari Lapena: AN UNWANTED GUEST

  • Pub date: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780552173155
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before writing fiction. Her debut thriller, The Couple Next Door, was a global bestseller, the bestselling fiction title in the UK in 2017 and has been optioned for television. Her second thriller, A Stranger in the House and third, An Unwanted Guest, were both Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers. Her fourth thriller is out in 2019.

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Praise for A Stranger in the House

“So many dizzying twists you'd better not drive after reading”

Linwood Barclay

“The plot twists in Shari Lapena's A Stranger in the House made me shout "No!" out loud. Shari expertly traps you, confounds you and leaves you gasping at the end. More, please . . .”

Fiona Barton

“Smart, twisty and compulsive. Suspense and suspicion accumulate relentlessly, toying with your expectations and your emotions right up until the packs-a-punch ending. Don’t miss it, and don’t expect to be able to put it down”

Gilly Macmillan

“Hard to put down.”

Woman & Home

“A smart and twisty thriller . . . It's taut, intelligent and compelling.”

Heat

“Tense.”

Good Housekeeping

“Creeping sense of dread throughout . . . A firecracker of a plot twist.”

Metro

“Smart crime thriller packed with twists and turns which keep you guessing until a powerful ending that really packs a punch.”

Love It!

“With its slow-burning plot and gradual, totally unpredictable reveal, this looks set to be another bestseller.”

My Weekly - Pick of the Month

“Dark and twisty.”

Crime Fiction Lover

“Lapena keeps the well-developed twists churning, with each a surprise notch in this ever-evolving plot, and she continues this skilful storytelling until the stunning twist at the end.”

Mail Online

“Tense. Unpredictable. Unputdownable. Shari's novels are domestic noir at its finest”

Simon Kernick


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