{Review} The Perfect Stranger

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about the book

Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah can get a teaching position and both women can start again. But their new start is threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later.

Determined to find Emmy, Leah cooperates with Kyle Donovan, a handsome young police officer on the case. As they investigate her friend’s life for clues, Leah begins to wonder: did she ever really know Emmy at all? With no friends, family, or a digital footprint, the police begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey. Soon Leah’s credibility is at stake, and she is forced to revisit her past: the article that ruined her career. To save herself, Leah must uncover the truth about Emmy Grey—and along the way, confront her old demons, find out who she can really trust, and clear her own name.

Everyone in this rural Pennsylvanian town has something to hide—including Leah herself. How do you uncover the truth when you are busy hiding your own?

My Thoughts

This book kept me guessing until the end and had everything I look for in a good thriller. For me, what makes a great suspense novel stand out from the rest is when it has me completely freaked out, jumping at every little noise, making me feel like I have to look over my shoulder. I felt like I was there with Leah in this book. She was a likable character that I could sympathize with. And with every new clue, I was on the edge of my seat. I didn’t want to put this one down.
I enjoyed All the Missing Girls, but I enjoyed this one way more.

Bottom Line

A well-written page turner. Megan Miranda has proven she knows how to write suspense and is an author worth looking out for in the future.

4.5 Stars

Genre: Mystery, Suspense/Thriller

Standalone

Expected Publication: May 16, 2017 by Simon & Schuster

Length: 384 pages

ARC kindly provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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11 thoughts on “{Review} The Perfect Stranger

  1. amandalynn9204 says:

    I really enjoyed All The Missing Girls so I’m interested in The Perfect Stranger! I like Megan Miranda’s writing and it seems that this one is just as good. She’s great with building up suspense. Love your review, I’m adding this one to my TBR :).

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