Book Review: A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

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After reading and being thoroughly entertained by The Couple Next Door, I was so excited to read Lapena’s latest novel – A Stranger in the House. I love the colour theme Lapena has used for both her novels, despite both being standalones, you can recognise the books as hers by their covers.

Book Description:

Why would you run scared from a happy home?

You’re waiting for your beloved husband to get home 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 . . . Continue reading “Book Review: A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena”

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Book Review: The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer

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After seeing some great reviews for this title, I decided to bump my copy to the top of my reading list, and I’m so glad I did – The Beautiful Dead was a fun and refreshing read.

From the inside cover:

There’s no safety in numbers . . .

Eve Singer needs death. With her career as a TV crime reporter flagging, she’ll do anything to satisfy her ghoulish audience.

The killer needs death too.
He even advertises his macabre public performances, where he hopes to show the whole world the beauty of dying.

When he contacts Eve, she welcomes the chance to be first with the news from every gory scene. Until she realizes that the killer has two obsessions.

One is public murder.

And the other one is her . . . Continue reading “Book Review: The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer”

Book Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

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A fast-paced, fun read.

From the inside cover:

You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall.

Your neighbour told you that she didn’t want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying.

Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You’ll have the baby monitor and you’ll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She’s gone.

You’ve never had to call the police before. But now they’re in your home, and who knows what they’ll find there…

What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit? Continue reading “Book Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena”