Stephanie Perkins is by far one of my favor authors. The basic concepts of her Anna and the French Kiss series are nothing unique – it’s her execution of these premises that sets her apart. Her books have intricate characters, tangible chemistry, and an atmospheric vibe that is matched by few. Needless to say, I was beyond excited to read her latest book, There’s Someone Inside Your House. Sadly, it fell a bit short of my expectations.
There’s Someone Inside Your House takes place in a rural town in Nebraska where someone is picking off high school students one by one. Each murder is more gruesome than the last and there is no discernible pattern between the victims – anyone could be next. New to town, Makani mostly keeps her head down, and wants desperately to keep her sordid past a secret. With the growing terror and her growing feelings for Ollie (the resident bad boy and suspect in the murders), it’s only a matter of time before her past catches up with her.