About this book
The Stranger Upstairs
He calls himself your husband. But you’re the only one who knows the truth.
Several years ago, your husband, and the father of your young son, disappeared. Since then, you’ve dreamt of his return; railed against him for leaving you alone; grieved for your marriage; and, finally, vowed to move on.
One morning, the phone rings. When you answer, a voice at the other end tells you your husband’s on a plane bound for home, and that you’ll see him tomorrow. You’ve imagined this reunion countless times. Of course you have. But nothing has prepared you for the reality. For the moment you realise you don’t know this man.
Because he isn’t your husband; he’s a complete stranger -- and he’s coming home with you. Even worse, he seems to know about something very bad you once did -- something no one else could possibly know about . . . Could they?
From Melanie Raabe, the author of The Trap, The Stranger Upstairs is another dazzling, dizzying psychological thriller guaranteed to keep you guessing until the very last page.
All hell breaks loose: a storm of flashes, pushing and shoving, shouts, cameras pointing at me, photographers calling my name. The stranger reaches out and presses me to him. I gasp and try to back away, but he doesn’t let go.
It isn’t that Philip was tall and strong, while this man is hardly bigger than me — nor is it the beard that covers his cheeks. It isn’t even the strange way in which he moves.
It is his eyes, which lack all warmth. The hair on my neck stands on end.
THAT. IS. NOT. PHILIP.
About the Author
MELANIE RAABE began her working life as a journalist but secretly wrote books by night. Her debut novel, The Trap, was published in twenty countries and became an international bestseller. Her second, The Stranger Upstairs, remained on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for almost six months when it was first published in 2016. She lives in Cologne, Germany.