Title: There’s Someone Inside Your House
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publication Date: September 26, 2017
Number of Pages: 287
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA, Thriller, Mystery, Romance, Contemporary
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.
Trigger Warning: Graphic violence, morbid, gory
Stephanie Perkins, as we all know, is a romance author and I loved Anna and the French Kiss so much that I was so thrilled to read another one of her works. Since I became such a huge fan of thrillers in recent years, I just thought, “Why not?” I picked up There’s Someone Inside Your House blindly, except for the fact that it’s a different genre from her usual fluffy, feel-good contemporary novels.
Romance is still a huge part of this novel and I honestly loved that it is. Aside from that, the book starts with the first murder in town. It was very graphically described, thus, it’s very gory and morbid. I am huge fan of slasher films and stories, so this was the perfect read for me. It was such a page-turner and I couldn’t help but fly through it.
It was blood-chilling and freaky, but also lovely and romantic.