The Woman in Our House
by Andrew Hart
Pub Date 18 Jun 2019
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What happens when you open your home to the perfect stranger?
Anna Klein is ready to return to work as a literary agent for the first time since having children. She and her husband, Josh, decide to hire a live-in nanny with some trepidation, but all their misgivings disappear as soon as they meet Oaklynn Durst. She has stellar references, a calm disposition, and a natural way with children. Not to mention their kids simply adore her.
But not long after Oaklynn arrives, the children start to come down with the most puzzling illnesses and inexplicable injuries. When the maternal Oaklynn is there to comfort everyone, Anna can’t help feeling a little eclipsed. And suspicious. Her husband and friends assure her that her anxieties are getting the best of her—Oaklynn is perfect. But Anna’s not so sure…
As she delves into Oaklynn’s past, she discovers too late that the woman who has been living in her house is not at all who she claims to be. But Oaklynn’s not the only one who has been lying. And when everyone’s dark secrets are forced into the light, the consequences may just turn deadly.
A Note From the Publisher
“Excruciating suspense. Heart-pounding twists and turns.” —David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art
“Lock up your children. Close the blinds. Don’t trust anyone. The Woman in Our House preys on every mother’s worst fear with masterful storytelling, relatable characters, and a mad rush to uncover the truth. A compulsive read that gets—and stays—under your skin.” —Rea Frey, author of Not Her Daughter
“With writing as elegantly uneasy as Agatha Christie’s, The Woman in Our House captures the hidden dangers of unexamined privilege, blind trust, and buried secrets in the modern suburban life. Hart has created a domestic suspense novel in its purest form, where the thick walls of a house no longer protect, but trap instead. Paired best with dark nights and tingling spines.” —Amber Cowie, bestselling author of Rapid Falls
“Andrew Hart’s The Woman in Our House is the kind of book that you sit down with and enter that strange vortex where time ceases to exist as it pulls you into the pages, directly into the story until your heart is beating as if the events are happening in real life and not just on the page.” —Rena Olsen, author of The Girl Before and With You Always