It's time for my first author battle: that special time where I read two books by the same author and put them head to head against each other. For this first bout, I read "A Stranger in the House" and "An Unwanted Guest" by Shari Lapena. This review is for "An Unwanted Guest."
A Stranger in the House focuses on three main characters: Tom, Karen, and Brigid --a name I have never heard before and was very confused by. A quick G-word search tells me the name is from Irish mythology.
I found this book to be prett formulaic and predictable. Tom comes home and finds his wife gone inexplicably. She ends up having a car crash, being taken to the hospital, and having complete amnesia over whether she did or did not murder her ex-husband. Always hard to remember if you're capable of murdering someone, am I right?
So, basically, some plot happens. Did she do it? Can she really not remember? Who can be trusted? In all honesty, it turns into some Desperate Housewives vibes, at least as far as the Brigid story line is concerned.
Did Karen do it? Did she not? I guess read it fast and find the answer, but don't expect much else along the way.
This book is good for: a lazy vacation read
I read this book in: 2 days
Good to knows: Uhhh.... I got nothing. Dive on in.
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A Stranger in the House
It's time for my first author battle: that special time where I read two books by the same author and put them head to head against each other. For this first bout, I read "A Stranger in the ...