Book Review – There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

theres someone inside your houseOne-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

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gold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svg  3/5 Stars.

A mediocre 3 stars for a book that is pretty strong as a thriller, especially towards the end! The story is well crafted with a slow start, however I didn’t connect too well with the characters. The suspense builds nicely but ends suddenly in a crashing halt that left me hanging. In some ways it works – I am left wanting more, and in others it doesn’t, it feels a bit like finishing half way through the book. I didn’t care for the focus on the romance, and Ollie seems about as attractive as a plant. I know the suspense didn’t work for some, it did a little for me, but it’s definitely not scary. I also didn’t care about Makani’s secret (though it was way more horrific that I thought it would be, I still can’t figure out if we should feel sorry for her or not – I did). And I figured out the why of the killing right before vic 4. So nothing special, but a half decent read. There’s better teen slasher books out there though.

 

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