There’s Someone Inside Your House

by

Stephanie Perkins

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Chris Larsson Character Analysis

Chris Larsson is Ollie’s older brother; he’s a police officer with the Osborne Police Department. Chris treats Makani kindly, offering to let her stay at the Larsson home while Grandma Young recovers in the hospital—though he mortifies Ollie and Makani when he implicitly reminds the teenage couple to practice safe sex. Chris moved back home to care for Ollie after their parents died in a car wreck when Ollie was in middle school. Chris and Ollie have a loving but occasionally strained relationship—it’s sometimes difficult for Chris to decide whether he needs to be the protective, strict parent or the cool older sibling. When Ollie goes through a rough patch, Chris uses his connection with the police department to prevent Ollie from getting into legal trouble, but Ollie’s behavior creates a temporary rift in their relationship. Ultimately, though, Chris is only concerned that his younger brother is okay, and he helps Ollie receive the treatment he needs to get better.

Chris Larsson Quotes in There’s Someone Inside Your House

The There’s Someone Inside Your House quotes below are all either spoken by Chris Larsson or refer to Chris Larsson. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 9 Quotes

Makani was grateful that she didn’t believe in ghosts; she only believed in the ghostlike quality of painful memories. And she was sure this house had plenty.

Page Number: 97
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Chapter 17 Quotes

“If they’re hiding anything,” Ollie said, lifting his head to extend his own peace offering, “you’ll find it.”

Related Characters: Ollie Larsson (speaker), Makani Young, David Ware, Chris Larsson, Alex, Darby
Page Number: 178
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Chapter 22 Quotes

Ollie stopped. His expression was serious. He waited to speak until she stopped, too. “Everybody has at least one moment they deeply regret, but that one moment . . . it doesn’t define all of you.”

Page Number: 231
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Chris Larsson Character Timeline in There’s Someone Inside Your House

The timeline below shows where the character Chris Larsson appears in There’s Someone Inside Your House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
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...to tell her. Grandma considers the name “Ollie Larsson” silently. She remembers Ollie’s older brother, Chris, as one of her former students. Then she tells Makani that she’ll have to meet... (full context)
Chapter 5
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...parents, who were farmers, and the strained but loving relationship he has with his brother Chris. Makani talks about the similar relationship she has with Grandma Young. She asks why Ollie’s... (full context)
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...someone she knew. Makani asks Ollie how he knows so much about the case if Chris doesn’t discuss work with him. Ollie admits to reading Chris’s case files while Chris is... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...compliments Ollie’s pink hair and means it. He happily recounts how angry the hair made Chris when he first saw it. Makani laughs. Ollie tells her nobody from Osborne has a... (full context)
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...on the coffee table. His mother had liked puzzles, he explains. Although his dad and Chris always found them boring, Ollie likes how each puzzle piece has an assigned place. Finally,... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...the day. Makani meets the police officer in the hallway. His name tag reads Larsson—it’s Chris, Ollie’s brother. Makani is worried that Chris will be able to hear her nervousness in... (full context)
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Chris gets down to business, asking Makani if she knew the victims or had witnessed any... (full context)
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Chris dismisses Makani. Makani leaves the interview room, runs to the bathroom, and breaks down in... (full context)
Chapter 9
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Makani notices a thick, brown envelope on the table and knows that it’s one of Chris’s case files. Ollie tells her she can look if she wants. Makani gives in to... (full context)
Chapter 10
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Chris stands in the doorway. He’s angry about Ollie ditching school again, not to mention doing... (full context)
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...the dishwasher. Grandma Young doesn’t know that Makani was at Ollie’s house. Ollie doesn’t think Chris will tell—even though he’s Ollie’s legal guardian, he still wants to be the cool older... (full context)
Chapter 12
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Ollie calls Makani around noon. Chris is making him help out at the police station until his afternoon shift at Greeley’s.... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...to their gossiping peers. She asks him about his work at the police station, as Chris is still making him stay there while he’s at work. Makani offers to let Ollie... (full context)
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Just then, Makani receives a text. Hearing the notification ding reminds Ollie of something Chris said about Rodrigo’s murder. At the crime scene, Rodrigo’s phone was blowing up with notifications... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...where Grandma Young is waking up from anesthesia. She’s weak, but she’s cogent. Ollie and Chris arrive. Chris brought Grandma Young and Makani flowers, though he wasn’t allowed to bring them... (full context)
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Ollie and Makani retreat to the waiting room while Chris stays behind to ask Grandma Young some questions. Ollie gives Makani her phone, and she’s... (full context)
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...needs to tell Ollie about the incident in Hawaii. But before she can say anything, Chris appears in the waiting room to take Ollie and Makani back to the Larsson home—Grandma... (full context)
Chapter 17
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Chris and Ollie turn on all the lights in their large, Victorian house.  The light creates... (full context)
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Ollie and Makani head down to the kitchen the next morning. Chris is making breakfast. They sit down at the table, and Chris brings them coffee. He... (full context)
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Chris makes plans to drive Ollie and Makani to Grandma Young’s house so Makani can pick... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...Zachary Loup might be a target, since he can be a real jerk. Ollie calls Chris to let him in on their suspicions about Zachary. Chris is skeptical but promises to... (full context)
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...with Ollie about her past, but Ollie’s mind is elsewhere. His phone rings again. It’s Chris. Ollie walks off to take the call. When he comes back, he tells Makani that... (full context)
Chapter 22
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...He even thought he loved her, though he now sees this as youthful foolishness. When Chris found out about the relationship, he tried to press charges. He and Ollie got into... (full context)
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Ollie and Makani kiss as they wait for Chris in the Greeley’s parking lot. It feels strange but good to share a public display... (full context)
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...other close as they walk carefully down the cereal aisle. Makani finally gets ahold of Chris, who barks orders at them over speakerphone. Just then, they hear the swish of the... (full context)
Chapter 24
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After Makani and Ollie give statements to the police at Greeley’s, Chris drives them back to the Larsson house. He leaves them alone to take a call... (full context)
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...talk. Makani had thought it was odd, since Katie and her had never talked before. Chris thinks it’s weird, too, but Ollie thinks it was just Katie being her usual nice... (full context)
Chapter 25
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It’s the eve of All Hallows’ Eve. Chris picks up Makani and Ollie from the hospital early in the morning to drive them... (full context)
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...and Ollie seek shelter from the cold autumn air by bundling in sleeping bags on Chris’s bedroom floor. Makani finally feels secure enough to sleep. But her dreams are haunted by... (full context)
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Chris’s phone rings that evening and wakes everyone up. It’s work. There hasn’t been another attack,... (full context)
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Ollie calls Chris and tells him his theory. Chris listens but then hangs up abruptly—apparently, the police just... (full context)
Chapter 29
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Chris and Officer Bev run toward Makani. Chris asks where Ollie is, and Makani points toward... (full context)