Book Review – A Stranger In The House


A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena (Bantam Press) ISBN 978-0-5930-7741-2

Tom Krupp arrives home to an unlocked house, half-cooked dinner and no wife. When he receives a phone call informing that his prefect, predictable, stable wife was involved in a car crash in a dodgy part of town, his life unravels.

Karen can’t remember anything, but as the detectives dig into their lives both Karen and Tom realise they have been living a lie. And of course, the ever present, every watchful neighbour, Brigid is always on hand to help where she can.

I enjoyed this book. The nosy neighbour was by far the most exasperating person I have read about in a long time. The author tends to ‘tell’, which at times slowed down the story, but it was good read nonetheless.

A Stranger In The House is easy reading, perfect for a nice summer holiday.

Mia Botha
3.5/5