A Stranger in the House

Author: Shari Lapena

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780735221130

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 372

"First published in the United States of America by Dorman /Viking, animprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017"--Title page verso.

A Stranger in the House

Author: Shari Lapena

Publisher: Corgi Books

ISBN: 9780552174978

Category:

Page: 384

View: 5269

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 '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

A Stranger in the House

Author: Shari Lapena

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 0385686986

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7890

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, a new thriller featuring a suspicious accident, a wife who can't account for herself and unsettling questions that threaten to tear a couple apart. You come home after a long day at work, excited to have dinner with your beautiful wife. But when you walk through the door, you quickly realize that she's not there. In the kitchen, there is a pot on the stove, and vegetables on the counter, abandoned. Her cellphone and her purse are still in the house, in the bedroom, exactly where she keeps them. It looks like she's left in a blind panic. You fear the worst, so you call her friends to see if they know where she is. Then you call the police. The police tell you that your wife's been in an accident. They found her in the worst part of town, after she lost control of the car while speeding through the streets. But why would she go to that neighbourhood? And why was she driving so fast? Was she running toward something? Or away from something? The police think your wife was up to no good. You refuse to believe it, at first. Then, as the stories and facts don't line up, and your wife can't remember what happened that evening, you start to wonder. You've been married for two years and you thought you knew her better than anyone else in the world . . . . . . but maybe you don't.

The Strangers in the House

Author: Georges Simenon,Geoffrey Sainsbury

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590171943

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 6235

Dirty, drunk, unloved, and unloving, Hector Loursat has lived as a near recluse since his wife abandoned him and their infant daughter eighteen years before. Though a member of a prominent local family and at one time a successful lawyer, Loursat now shuns and is shunned by polite society–which suits him fine. He prefers to spend his evenings leafing through the books in his library and drinking Bordeaux. Loursat does his best to ignore the presence of his teenage daughter, paying little attention to the questionable activities that seem to be going on in his vast, old, ever-more dilapidated house. But then, one night, the sound of a gunshot penetrates the padded walls of Loursat’s study. He leaves the security of his wing of the house to investigate. What he stumbles on is a case of murder. Loursat begins to discover something of the secret life of his daughter and her circle of friends, young people from all levels of local society. He finds himself strangely drawn to this group, and when one of them is accused of the murder, he astonishes all by taking up the young man’s defense. Reluctantly Loursat finds himself drawn back into the thick of life. InThe Strangers in the House, Georges Simenon, master chronicler of the dark side of the human heart, gives us a detective story that is also a tale of an improbable redemption.

A Stranger in the House

A Novel

Author: Shari Lapena

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735221146

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6378

Look out for Shari Lapena’s new thriller, AN UNWANTED GUEST, available soon. “Smart and suspenseful. . . you'll never see the ending coming.” --PureWow In this neighborhood, danger lies close to home. A domestic thriller packed full of secrets, and a twisty story that never stops—from the bestselling author of The Couple Next Door He looks at her, concerned. “How do you feel?” She wants to say, Terrified. Instead, she says, with a faint smile, “Glad to be home.” Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they’re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car’s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind. There's a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town. The accident has left Karen with a concussion and a few scrapes. Still, she’s mostly okay—except that she can’t remember what she was doing or where she was when she crashed. The cops think her memory loss is highly convenient, and they suspect she was up to no good. Karen returns home with Tom, determined to heal and move on with her life. Then she realizes something’s been moved. Something’s not quite right. Someone’s been in her house. And the police won't stop asking questions. Because in this house, everyone’s a stranger. Everyone has something they’d rather keep hidden. Something they might even kill to keep quiet.

A Stranger in the House

A Journal of My Life Living the Last Years with My Husband’S Alzheimer’S

Author: Jacci Smith Reed

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426994745

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

View: 6531

It was on a cold wintry day in the year 2001 that Alzheimers diseaseunexpectedly, without warning or permissionappeared at the Reeds New York doorstep and made its presence known in the lives of Ron and Jacci Smith Reed. In this memoir, Jacci shares her reflections, frustrations, feelings, and truths learned during the time her husband suffered from Alzheimers disease. Written from the heart, learned from the mind, and driven by the spirit, A Stranger in the House presents a firsthand look at how this disease affects the patient, the caregiver, the family, and friends. Begun as a daily journal to help Jacci cope, this memoir describes the challenges of daily life and provides a look at the resources she used to help her deal patiently with her husband who had become a man she didnt recognize. Emotional and honest, A Stranger in the House gives insight into the treacherous journey experienced by the loved ones of those diagnosed with Alzheimers disease.

The Stranger in Your House

Author: Gregory L. Jantz

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780781407908

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8547

Best-selling author Dr. Gregory L. Jantz offers hope and help for parents of teens. Adolescence is a frightening and complicated time – for teens and parents. Keeping the roller coaster of the teen years on track takes work and wisdom. Many parents simply don’t know where to start. With Dr. Jantz’s help they can stop worrying about the turbulence of adolescence and take action. With included resources, reflection questions, and guidance from a Christian perspective, parents learn how to become a port in the storm for their teenager, discovering the God-designed future and promise that awaits.

Stranger in the House

Women's Stories of Men Returning from the Second World War

Author: Julie Summers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416526846

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1869

'It is as if I have been waiting for someone to ask me these questions for almost the whole of my life' From 1945, more than four million British servicemen were demobbed and sent home after the most destructive war in history. Damaged by fighting, imprisonment or simply separation from their loved ones, these men returned to a Britain that had changed in their absence. In Stranger in the House, Julie Summers tells the women's story, interviewing over a hundred women who were on the receiving end of demobilisation: the mothers, wives, sisters, who had to deal with an injured, emotionally-damaged relative; those who assumed their fiancés had died only to find them reappearing after they had married another; women who had illegitimate children following a wartime affair as well as those whose steadfast optimism was rewarded with a delightful reunion. Many of the tales are moving, some are desperately sad, others are full of humour but all provide a fascinating account of how war altered ordinary women's lives forever.

Stranger in the House

Author: Patricia MacDonald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743437268

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8559

National bestselling author Patricia MacDonald spins a tale of nerve-shattering suspense that leads readers down the dark, winding roads of a picture-perfect suburban town. WHAT DID HE SEE? WHAT DOES HE KNOW? Eleven years ago, Anna Lange's life was shattered when her young son, Paul, disappeared -- though she never gave up hope that he might be alive. Now, her son has been returned. The joyful family reunion is short-lived, however, as the nervous, withdrawn Paul begins to behave strangely. Anna's husband and daughter grow fearful living in the same house with him. But Anna believes that Paul is still recovering from the extreme psychological trauma he experienced the night he disappeared -- though he claims he has no memory of that time. Does he or doesn't he? Someone remembers -- and will stop at nothing to keep the truth a secret. Now Anna will have to contend with a nightmare from the past that will either tear her family apart, or destroy them together....

Strangers in the House

Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine

Author: Raja Shehadeh

Publisher: Steerforth

ISBN: 1586422138

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 6293

This "is not a political book," Anthony Lewis writes in his foreword. "Yet in a hundred different ways it is political.... Shehadeh shatters the stereotype many Americans have of Palestinians. Hath not a Palestinian senses, affections, passions?" This revealing memoir of a father-son relationship, the first o its kind by a Palestinian living in the occupied territories, is set against the backdrop of Middle East hostilities and more than thirty years of life under military occupation. Three years after his family was driven from the coastal city of Jaffa in 1948, Raja Shehadeh was born in the provincial town of Ramallah, in the rural hills of the West Bank. His early childhood was marked by his family's sense of loss and impermanence, vividly evoked by the glittering lights "on the other side of the hill." Growing up "in the shadow of home," he was introduced early to political conflict. He witnessed the numerous arrests of his father, Aziz Shehadeh, who, in 1967, was the first Palestinian to advocate a peaceful, two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He predicted that if peace were not acheived, what remained of the Palestinian homeland would be taken away, bit by bit, through Israeli settlement. Ostracized by his fellow Arabs and disillusioned by the failure of either side to recognize his prophetic vision, Aziz retreated from politics. He was murdered in 1985. Strangers in the House offers a moving description of the daily lives of those who have chosen to remain on their land. It is also the family drama of a difficult relationship between an idealistic son and his politically active father complicated by the arbitrary humiliation of the "occupier's law."

A stranger in the house

foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong

Author: Stephen Wing-kai Chiu,Asian Migrant Centre,Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 49

View: 473


A Stranger in Olondria

a novel

Author: Sofia Samatar

Publisher: Small Beer Press

ISBN: 1931520771

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3936

Jevik travels to the city of Olondria where he is overtaken by a ghost from his past.

The Stranger in the Woods

The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Author: Michael Finkel

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101875690

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 328

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. A New York Times bestseller In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.

A Stranger's House

Author: Bret Lott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451667922

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6339

For a long time, Claire and Tom Templeton have wished in vain for a child. What they have instead is a house, a charming old Cape that is their consolation. In the gray chill of a Massachusetts autumn, the Templetons and two local handymen, loners and eccentrics, work to rebuild the ramshackle home. As the house takes on a new life, Claire begins to understand its tangled history -- and to reconcile her own past and renew her hope for the future.

Stranger in the White House

Author: Bryan M. Powell

Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 9781621473275

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

View: 8352

"But why was I chosen for this job, anyway? I'm not an FBI agent." "You are the only person that James Randall trusts and calls, so you are the go-to guy," he said with a smile, "so let's go save the country." In Stranger in the White House, investigative reporter Chase Newton is once again called upon to uncover the evil that has taken over his government and is trying to destroy America. Still reeling from his impressive investigative work in Beaumont, Colorado, Chase is now in Washington, DC, working for the New York Times when he gets a phone call. The Order just struck again-however, the double assassination of the president and vice president was only partially successful. The phone call is from the real vice president claiming that the one who was just sworn in as president is an imposter. Chase finds himself-and his wife-caught in the crossfire again. Join Chase as he goes undercover to get a sample of DNA and prove that the new president is an imposter. With The Order close at his heels and time running out, Chase must risk it all to save his wife and find out who is The Stranger in the White House. This thrilling, suspenseful and action packed story is the perfect book to read with the election season in full force, and rapidly approaching in November.

A Stranger in the Family

Author: Patricia McLinn

Publisher: Craig Place Books

ISBN: 1939215072

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 9589

Three strangers arrive in rugged Bardville, Wyoming. They're never the same ... And neither are the people of Bardville. "In Book 1 Bodie stole my heart, in Book 2 Cully took my breath away, and in Book 3 I fell in love with Dax." - 5* review A sexy, intriguing stranger arrives unexpectedly at her Wyoming ranch, threatening the one thing Cambria protects more fiercely than her heart -- her family. Bodie's discovery that he fathered a son 17 years ago leads him to the warm and welcoming Weston family. That's the easy part. But his response to one member of the family is far more than he ever expected. The sparks between him and Cambria are real ... and so is the danger to his hopes for their future if she finds out why he's really in Wyoming. "An emotionally complex romance of wounded hearts and broken trust that will touch a chord in each reader's heart." ~ Romantic Times If you like strong women and the men who love them, read the next installments in the acclaimed Bardville, Wyoming series: A Stranger in the Family A Stranger to Love The Rancher Meets His Match

A Stranger in the House

Author: Francine Pascal,Kate William

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613067478

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6829

Convicted murderer John Marin, out of prison, is intent on revenge against Ned Wakefield and goes after Ned's daughters, Jessica and Elizabeth--who fall right into Marin's trap.

The Little Stranger

Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9781551993393

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1110

From the multi-award-winning and bestselling author of The Night Watch and Fingersmith comes an astonishing novel about love, loss, and the sometimes unbearable weight of the past. In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to see a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the once grand house is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its garden choked with weeds. All around, the world is changing, and the family is struggling to adjust to a society with new values and rules. Roddie Ayres, who returned from World War II physically and emotionally wounded, is desperate to keep the house and what remains of the estate together for the sake of his mother and his sister, Caroline. Mrs. Ayres is doing her best to hold on to the gracious habits of a gentler era and Caroline seems cheerfully prepared to continue doing the work a team of servants once handled, even if it means having little chance for a life of her own beyond Hundreds. But as Dr. Faraday becomes increasingly entwined in the Ayreses’ lives, signs of a more disturbing nature start to emerge, both within the family and in Hundreds Hall itself. And Faraday begins to wonder if they are all threatened by something more sinister than a dying way of life, something that could subsume them completely. Both a nuanced evocation of 1940s England and the most chill-inducing novel of psychological suspense in years, The Little Stranger confirms Sarah Waters as one of the finest and most exciting novelists writing today.

Close to Home

A Novel

Author: Cara Hunter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704849

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6289

A brilliantly plotted psychological crime novel about a missing child and the scandal that erupts in the aftermath with a shocking twist They know who did it. Perhaps not consciously. Perhaps not yet. But they know. When eight-year-old Daisy Mason vanishes from her family’s Oxford home during a costume party, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows that nine times out of ten, the offender is someone close to home. And Daisy’s family is certainly strange—her mother is obsessed with keeping up appearances, while her father is cold and defensive under questioning. And then there’s Daisy’s little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative . . . DI Fawley works against the clock to find any trace of the little girl, but it’s as if she disappeared into thin air—no one saw anything; no one knows anything. But everyone has an opinion, and everyone, it seems, has a secret to conceal. With a story that feels all too real, Close to Home is the best kind of suspense—the kind that sends chills down your spine and keeps you up late at night, thrilled and terrified.