Book Review: There’s Someone Inside Your House

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“He couldn’t be dead, because he was still so alive in her mind.”

Back again with another must-read for the Halloween season! There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins is a thrilling horror novel set in the days leading up to Halloween in the small town of Osborne, Nebraska, where a sudden slew of murders keeps the town puzzling. In others words, perfect for spooky season!

This mystery novel is unique from others I’ve read. It is written in third-person, so any mentioned details are extremely noteworthy. It follows the story of Makani Young, a Hawaiian girl living with her grandmother to escape the backlash of an inexplicable incident back on the Big Island. When a classmate is murdered in cold blood, it leaves the small farm town in shock. Makani, her closest friends, and her reclusive summer fling band together to avoid being the next victim and to put an end to the killings.

I don’t normally read horror novels because I scare very easily, but this book creeped me out. The title alone peaked my interest, but when I actually started reading, I was definitely surprised (and utterly terrified). The first chapter alone was a complete heart-stopper and really set the pace for the rest of the novel. Detail is a huge element throughout the book, and if you aren’t reading closely enough, you may miss a huge part of the story. It kept me guessing and paranoid but all in the best way possible.

If you enjoy the Scream movies, you should definitely give this frightenin