2022 Book Review: There’s Someone Inside Your House

There’s Someone Inside Your House

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

YA Horror, 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers, 304 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Inconsistencies. In a book like this, where readers are looking for every clue about who might be the killer, you have to get the details right. I swear there was a point when we were inside the crime and the killer was referred to as SHE only to later be inside the crime and have the killer be referred to as HE. I thought that was weird when it didn’t turn out to be a plot point or even be mentioned again. Was it a mistake? I’m not even sure. 
  • Terrible reason. Alright, this is likely expected of a slasher type book, but it was a halfbaked idea that might lead to murder. It needed more behind it. 
  • Changes in perspective don’t add to the story, just confuse the reader. Specifically the chapter with the BIG REVEAL about the main character’s past got really confusing. The flashbacks commingled with the current time in a really, really confusing way. 

What I Did Like:

  • Old school Scream movie vibes. If you want a slasher that’s almost ridiculous is how much it’s an old school slasher … this is one of those. 
  • Didn’t have it figured out. Of course, I’m not sure you were ever given enough information to figure it out so that wasn’t quite the point. 
  • Gorey and gross. Which, when you’re reading horror, isn’t a bad thing. 

Who Should Read This One:

  • If you’re looking for a slash-em-up style book, this is a quick read you might enjoy. 

My Rating: 2 Stars

For me, this one was problematic. I wanted more consistency, a slightly better reason for turning to mass murder, and something that wasn’t entirely confusing when it did big reveals.

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