Remember Anna and the French KissLola and the Boy Next Door Isla and the Happily Ever After?  Well, sweet, sweet Stephanie Perkins is BACK and she’s put love, happiness and happily ever afters on ICE!  There’s Someone Inside Your House is a slasher mystery along the lines of 90’s horror film, Scream. Today, we are here to preview more about this book and give you our “theory” on who the killer might be, plus a bonus giveaway.



Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.



I will begin by saying that I only read through page 148.  Penguin Teen generously provided us this sampler.   So, as of the writing of this post, I’m about halfway through the book and been tasked with providing my theory on who the killer is.

It will come as no surprise that everybody in Osborne, Nebraska is a suspect. I have made a list of every minor character and have tracked all their details throughout the sampler.  I have so many notes, but here is the potential playing field of suspects:

Haley Whitehall – Drama Club Queen

Brooke – Haley’s best friend

Jonathan – Lead in the school production of Sweeny Todd

Olli Larsson – Pink-haired trouble-maker

Makani Young –  New to town

Alex – Makani’s Goth best friend

Darby – Alex and Makani’s friend

Zachary Loop – school burnout

Jessica Boyd – Haley’s understudy

Grandma Young – Makani’s grandmother and caretaker

Matt Butler – Star of the football team

Lauren – Matt’s not-so-nice girlfriend

Buddy – Matt’s best friend, bit of an instigator

Rodrigo Morales – Alex’s cousin

David – Rodrigo’s best friend

Chris Larsson – Ollie’s brother and police officer working on the case

Caleb Greely – Pastor Greely’s son

In reviewing my two pages of notes at the halfway mark, I believe that I should never attempt to be an investigator because I haven’t the slightest clue. Honestly, every single character has a pro and a con in their column as to whether or not they are the killer.  My best guess is that a killer will be revealed, but then they’ll be a red herring and the actual killer will be revealed in the ending scene.  I think I just wrote out the plot to Scream, but let’s just go with it anyway.

UPDATE:  I’m going to stop this attempt now and get started on the rest of the ARC that just arrived on my doorstep this week.



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