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The Stranger Upstairs
By (author): Melanie Raabe Translated by: Imogen Taylor
Melanie Raabe ,

Translated by :

Imogen Taylor


Spiderline - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Sep 11, 2018
$19.95 CAD


8in x 5.25 x 0.3 in | 0.88 lb

Page Count:

360 pages
House of Anansi Press Inc
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • Short Description
A pacey psychological thriller about the slippery nature of truth that asks just how well we know those we love.

From the bestselling author of The Trap, a fast-paced psychological thriller about the slippery nature of truth that asks how well we know the ones we love.

Several years ago, your husband, and the father of your young son, disappeared. Since then, you’ve dreamt of his return; railed against him for leaving you alone; grieved for your marriage; and, finally, vowed to move on.

One morning, the phone rings. When you answer, a voice at the other end tells you your husband’s on a plane bound for home, and that you’ll see him tomorrow. You’ve imagined this reunion countless times. Of course you have. But nothing has prepared you for the reality. For the moment you realize you don’t know this man.

Because he isn’t your husband; he’s a complete stranger — and he’s coming home with you.

Even worse, he seems to know about something very bad you once did — something no one else could possibly know about… Could they?

From internationally bestselling author Melanie Raabe, The Stranger Upstairs is another dazzling and dizzying psychological thriller guaranteed to keep you guessing until the very last page.

MELANIE RAABE is the internationally bestselling author of The Trap and The Stranger Upstairs. The Shadow, her third novel, spent eighteen weeks on the Der Spiegel bestseller list when it was published in 2018. She lives in Cologne, Germany.

IMOGEN TAYLOR is a freelance literary translator based in Berlin. She is the translator of both The Trap and The Stranger Upstairs, as well as Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango and Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit.

Full of suspense, right up to the final paragraphs . . . An edgy thriller. - AU Review

What more could you want from a story than complete, unrelenting tension and creepiness to the point that you are nearly terrified to find out what is going to happen? That, in a nutshell, is The Stranger Upstairs — this absolute rollercoaster that makes you question everything you thought you could trust. - Magnolia Reads

Another unsettling and slippery psychological thriller that keeps you guessing up to the last page. - Readings

A classic domestic noir . . . Generates sustained psychological suspense that gets under the skin. - Age

This psychological thriller will keep you guessing until the end. - Daily Life

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