A bestselling author, therapist, and social media influencer decides to document her renovation of a house where a tragic murder occurred. Unfortunately, a shattering marriage and the slow unraveling of her long-buried family secrets threaten both the project and her life. Will the madness of the house’s former murderous family be respawned in the influencer’s family? Find out in the new debut thriller, The Stranger Upstairs.
The book is very fast paced while also maintaining the ghostly atmosphere required of a haunted house tale. I felt compelled to read it well past my bedtime. The main character is believable, but I wish more time had been spent fleshing out her husband’s point of view. Both characters are extremely unlikable, but that made my fascination with them only stronger.
The Stranger Upstairs is a genuinely enthralling psychological thriller. It is highly recommended to thriller readers who like a bit of a dark side to their plots. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to Bantam and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.