FICTION

A Stranger in the House

Pamela Dorman: Viking. Aug. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780735221123. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780735221147. F
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OrangeReviewStarWhen Tom Krupp comes home from work, his wife's car is gone, but the front door is unlocked and it's clear that Karen has been preparing dinner in the kitchen. Most troubling of all, her purse and cell phone are still in the house. As he tries to understand what's happening, the police arrive to announce that Karen has been in an accident. He rushes to his wife's side in the hospital, but she can't remember the accident, nor why she left the house or where she went. The police are suspicious, Tom struggles with his own doubts, and Karen's best friend seems to be the only one who really believes her. Tension builds and relationships threaten to fall apart as Karen and Tom try to piece together what happened that night and what it means for their future, if they even have one.
VERDICT The author of the acclaimed The Couple Next Door has written another fast-paced, engrossing psychological thriller that will have readers guessing until the very end. [See Prepub Alert, 2/20/17.]

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