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Perfect Stranger
Perfect Stranger
Perfect Stranger
Audiobook9 hours

Perfect Stranger

Written by Megan Miranda

Narrated by Rebekkah Ross

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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In the masterful follow-up to the New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girls—“think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl” (TheSkimm)—a journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all.

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?
LanguageEnglish
Release dateApr 11, 2017
ISBN9781508232674
Perfect Stranger
Author

Megan Miranda

Megan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls; The Perfect Stranger; The Last House Guest, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick; The Girl from Widow Hills; and Such a Quiet Place. 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. Follow @MeganLMiranda on Instagram or visit MeganMiranda.com.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Really enjoyed this book!
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    3 1/2 stars - great premise but the ending was confusing.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Megan Miranda does it again! Just as in All the Missing Girls, I was slow to warm up to the characters in The Perfect Stranger. Much of that is from only getting glimpses into the characters at first and many of those glimpses are not flattering. It's not until you're well into the book that you realize that even though the characters are flawed there are valid reasons for the actions they take. There were a couple of surprises in this book that I didn't anticipate which enhances the suspense.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Megan Miranda's debut adult novel, All the Missing Girls, was a fantastic read. I couldn't wait to read her latest, just released book - The Perfect Stranger.We meet Leah Stevens in the prologue. She's left her job in the city and moved to a small town to work as a teacher. Not a planned move, but...."(I) could start over. Be the Leah Stevens I had planned to be."The why of her departure from her former life is only revealed slowly, in memories and offhand comments. And what of her roommate, the enigmatic Emmy? They lived together back in Leah's college days and now again by good fortune.And then a woman is killed in that new, quiet small town. And Emmy goes missing.Can I say that Miranda does missing girls really, really well. That first book also had us hunting for a missing girl. Miranda has again come up with a fantastic plot line in which nothing is as it appears - in part one. But in part two the mouse becomes the cat....."Truth and story - doesn't matter which comes first, as long as you get where you need to be at the end. As long as you end at the truth, all's fair."So, who's telling the truth? I could see the danger ahead and found myself wanting to shout at the character to open her eyes and see what was coming! You know, those 'don't go in the basement' moments in a scary movie. She doesn't listen however. Thankfully, because otherwise the reader would be robbed of a heck of a good read. And no psychological thriller should be without that last gotcha ending. The Perfect Stranger ends with a 'just right' one. Another great page-turner from Megan Miranda - this reader will be eagerly awaiting her next book.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    2/5
    Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book as well as I did Megan Miranda's first book, All The Missing Girls. This book seemed to drag out for me and I lost interest in the final conclusion. Leah, is forced to resign from her reporter job in Boston and moves to a small town to start her life over. She moves with her old friend, Emmy. Emmy steals her identity and we are left to wonder if Emmy really exists! I found myself not engaged in this story or the main characters but will certainly give Megan Miranda another try as I enjoyed her first novel. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I loved "All the Missing Girls" and could not wait to reading this book. It has been sitting on my TBR pile since the beginning of the year. And, like her other book, this one did not fail to disappoint. This one had me going crazy. I was starting to wonder if there was an Emmy or not. I read the pages, Leah and Emmy had conversations. Were they her dreams or not? This was such a great suspenseful thriller. So many things stacked up against Leah. The author did an excellent job and I absolutely loved the ending.I am definitely looking forward to Megan Miranda's next offering and will hungrily grab it up and make it mine.Thanks to Simon & Schuster and Net Galley for approving and allowing me to read and review this thriller!