Friday, 30 March 2018

Book Review: There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Love hurts...

Makani Young thought she'd left her dark past behind her in Hawaii, settling in with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska. She's found new friends and has even started to fall for mysterious outsider Ollie Larsson. But her past isn't far behind.

Then, one by one, the students of Osborne Hugh begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasingly grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and her feelings for Ollie intensify, Makani is forced to confront her own dark secrets.

I had There's Someone Inside Your House, by Stephanie Perkins, pegged as a typical YA novel that would follow type and, like many YA crime novels I've read, be sorely lacking. I couldn't have been more wrong, however. 

There's Someone Inside Your House turned out to be a powerhouse of a crime fiction novel. This was a truly gripping, exciting, thrilling and, perhaps most importantly, original work of fiction. A premise, sure, that has been done to death, but with a twist that I just did not see coming. 

I found myself completely immersed and invested in this story. Desperate to read just one more chapter, to reach the conclusion and reveal. The characters were strong, and few in number so that things didn't get too confusing. Overall, a fantastic YA crime novel, and one I'd highly recommend to fans of the YA and/or Crime fiction genre. 

Rating: *****

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