Title: There’s Someone Inside Your House
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Summary: Known for her YA romances, Stephanie Perkins steps out of her comfort zone with this horror/thriller. Fans of hers don’t despair though, there is still some romance, it just takes a backseat to a serial killer on the loose. Perkins gives her audience two mysteries to keep them flipping those pages as fast as their brains can process the words. The first centers around our main character Makani Young. Raised in Hawaii, she’s a recent transplant to Nebraska. She was sent to live with her grandmother under the guise of taking care of her, but there’ a story behind her banishment from paradise. What could she have done to warrant losing all her friends and having her parents turn their backs on her?
Now if worrying about Makani and her secret past weren’t enough, readers will be riveted by the fast-paced death count racked up by a mysterious serial killer. The murders are grisly and the motivation is unknown. The killer appears to be unstoppable and on a mission. Makani seems to be his list, but in order to fight a killer she just might need to make peace with her past.
Who will like this?: Obviously fans of thrillers and horror will tear through this one. It’s a good starter book for those new to the genre because there is also a romance and friendship subplot.
If you like this, try reading: One of Us is Lying by Karin McManus or Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
Where can I find a copy?: A paper copy can be found Fairfield Public Library and a digital copy is downloadable from Overdrive through Fairfield Public Library.
Recommended by: Jen, Fairfield Woods Branch Teen Librarian