About the book:
What happens when your best friend becomes your worst nightmare…
Having reached a dead end in Boston, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs a change. When she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who is moving to rural Pennsylvania, Leah decides to join her. But their fresh start is quickly 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 helps Detective Kyle Donovan to investigate her friend’s life for clues. But with no friends, family or digital footprint, the police begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey. Forced to question her version of reality and to save herself, Leah must uncover the truth – no matter how dark or terrible it may be…
Having read and enjoyed All The Missing Girls, I was looking forward to reading The Perfect Stranger, especially as Ellen had reviewed it (HERE) for the blog tour and raved about it. I figured I would give it a go too.
Firstly, we have one of my favourite themes here; small town claustrophobia. I am a big fan of this kind of story because it cranks up the tension as you move your way through the story.
In The Perfect Stranger, we meet Leah and Emmy, who have both moved to Pennsylvania, both escaping something and in need of a fresh start. When the body of a woman resembling Leah is found dead, and then Emmy disappears, Leah is thrown into the investigation that becomes twisted very quickly.
While I flew through this one, I found it a little flatter than what I was expecting. I had suspicions though, so needless to say, that kept me reading to see whether or not they were well-founded! I wasn’t too far wrong!
I did enjoy The Perfect Stranger. It was a nice, easy read that ensured I kept turning those pages. Not anything new to the genre, but an intriguing little mystery all the same.