Title: A Stranger in the House
Author: Francine Pascal, Kate William
Series: Sweet Valley High Super Thriller, 7
Length: 215 pages
Rating: 3 stars
Synopsis: When Ned Wakefield learns that John Marin, man he sent to jail for murder, is out, he's gripped by fear. He'll never forget Marin's last words: "I'll get you, Wakefield. Your precious little girls will never be safe again."
Ned hires a private detective to keep an eye on Jessica and Elizabeth, and cautions his daughters be alert to strangers. But then Elizabeth meets Ben, a young novelist, and Jessica meets Scott, a gorgeous television intern. Forgetting their father's warning, they fall right into Marin's deadly trap. Can Ned rescue the twins -- or will they be John Marin's next victim?
Book One in this petrifying two-part Super Series.
Favourite character: Jane
Least favourite character: Marin
Mini-review: This was crazy. I didn't like how you were in the dark for the majority of the book. It's a complete turn from the Margo storyline. With Margo we followed her every move, knew her every victim, knew her every disguise. And I guess because it's a thriller, rather than regular series they were trying to up the tension, but they upped it a little too much in my opinion. My 12 year old self would've been terrified after this book.
Anyway, you're completely blindsided by John. Luke you'll find it obvious and the second guess you guess and then start to go back to it being obvious and it's just a mess.
Also any time they wanted to emphasize something they put whatever the character was saying (usually Ned) in italics, which messed with my head a bit.
Elizabeth Wakefield/Jessica Wakefield - Lili Reinhart
John Marin/Scott Maderlake/Ben Morgan - Colton Haynes
Ned Wakefield - Patrick Warburton
Jane O'Reilly - Emma Stone
Todd Wilkins - Blake Michael
Enid Rollins - Joey King
Lila Fowler - Danielle Campbell
Winston Egbert - Joey Bragg
Alice Wakefield - Laura Dern
Bruce Patman - Gregg Sulkin
Amy Sutton - Peyton List
Steven Wakefield - Timothée Chalamet
Maria Santelli - Francesca Reale
Mr. Jenkins - Roger Bart
Marianna West - Bryce Dallas Howard