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The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

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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…

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

My thoughts:

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.

Recommended!

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Blog Tour~ The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda Ellen’s Review

Hi everyone,

Ellen is taking part in the blog tour for The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda today, and I get to share her fab review with you all!

About the book:

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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…

Published by Corvus, you can get your copy by clicking HERE!

About the author:

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Megan Miranda is the author of the bestseller ALL THE MISSING GIRLS. She has also written several books for young adults. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. THE PERFECT STRANGER is her second novel of psychological suspense. Follow @MeganLMiranda on Twitter and Instagram, or @AuthorMeganMiranda on Facebook.

www.meganmiranda.com

Ellen’s review:

This is the first book by Megan Miranda that I have read and I am excited to see that I have so many others to catch up on as I really enjoyed The Perfect Stranger.

Leah Stevens is a journalist from Boston; she has run away from a scandal of her own creation and started a new life as a teacher in rural Pennsylvania with old friend Emmy Grey. Both of them go to Pennsylvania looking for a fresh start and are both hiding secrets but Leah’s life starts to unravel as she is the victim of a stalker, a woman who looks like her is assaulted and Emmy goes missing. From then on events take a chilling turn as it becomes apparent that there is no evidence that Emmy Grey ever existed, everything is in Leah’s name and there is nothing but Leah’s word to say they shared a house together. On further questioning it seems that Leah didn’t really know Emmy at all….in fact there is the feeling that Emmy is a figment of her imagination.

There are subtle clues dropped throughout out the story that click into place as you go along. Why was Leah under threat of a restraining order and lawsuit in Boston? Why is she so intent on keeping under the radar in her new role as a teacher? I was a massive fan of Gone Girl and there was a similar vibe in The Perfect Stranger.

Five stars from me.

Check out the blog tour:

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