I am super stoked to help spread the word about Stephanie Perkins’ upcoming THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE by sharing my theories about the killer after having read the 151 page Advanced Partial Review Copy.
I am also thrilled to be able to share a Rafflecopter provided by the publisher so that YOU can enter to win a partial review copy – which ends in a place that will have you DYING (no pun intended) to read the last half of this book.
My theories aren’t intended to be spoiler-y, however they do reveal some of what’s happened so far. So if you want to skip them so you can be completely in the dark when you read the book, just scroll down to the giveaway.
But first, here’s some information about this AWESOME book!
Title: THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Release date: September 26, 2017
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook
Read an EXCERPT
It’s been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she’s still adjusting to her new life. And still haunted by her past in Hawaii.
Then, one by one, the students of her small town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets.
Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss, returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.
Theories About the Killer
It is so much harder to guess “whodunit” when the book is written by an author that hasn’t had a history of writing thriller/horror novels. You don’t yet know their tells. And you don’t know what type of mystery killer(s) they like.
Will it be the most obvious person? (Ollie) Will it be the least? (Brooke, Grandma Young) Will it be a team (à la Scream)? (Alex and Darby) Will it be someone we as readers know? (Makani) Or will it be someone we haven’t even “met”? (David, Kevin, Emily, Jesse)
So many possibilities….
There were several characters introduced in the first half of the book that could be the killer. Motive has not yet been firmly established but a pattern is beginning to emerge.
I am ruling out all the adults, because I think I’d be just so disturbed if it was Grandma Young, Coach Hooker, Chris Larsson, Ms. Colfax.
The obvious choice would be Ollie – he’s a loner-type, he fits the physical description of the killer, he has possible motive, his whereabouts during the murders isn’t revealed, he has access to all sorts of information about his classmates. But I just don’t think it’s him.
Another obvious-to-me choice would be the Greeley boy – loves the media attention, attention from his peers, perhaps a bit too overzealous about religion. But from what was revealed so far, I haven’t added him to my suspects list.
I desperately want/wanted the killer to be Makani – the main character. She has a dark secret in her past that has yet to be revealed. Her grandma suffers from sleepwalking – which can be inherited. It’s always more fun when the MC is not who you think they are. But the author made it a point to reveal that she’s curvy on more than one occasion and that the killer is slim. So, without more, I’m ruling her out… for now.
I am choosing Alex, Makani’s friend, who we know next to nothing about. She’s slim. She wears boots (a boot print was found – though that could be a setup). While she seems devastated about the death of one of the murdered, she is way too quick to put forth theories about the other deaths and cast suspicion on Ollie. She knows each of the victims. And she was radio silent during a time when it seems she should have responded. So, for now, I’m going with her. Because she’s not the obvious choice.
Of course I’d love if it were a team and Darby (another friend) was somehow involved. But, unless I missed a clue or two, there doesn’t seem to be anything that links Darby to the crimes.
Right now, though, I don’t even care. Gah! I am so desperate to find out who it is. Even if I’m totally off-base. Just six weeks to go… counting down….
About Stephanie Perkins
Hi, there! I’m Stephanie Perkins, and I’m a New York Times and international bestselling author of books for teenagers and for adults with teenage hearts. I was born in South Carolina, raised in Arizona, and I attended universities in California and Georgia. Since 2004, I’ve lived in the mountains of North Carolina.
I’ve always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, now as a novelist and editor. My best friend is my husband Jarrod. Every room of our house is painted a different color of the rainbow, and we share it with a feisty cat named Mr. Tumnus.
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