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The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

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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?

 

Condition: Like New (may contain a publisher extra mark)

Hardcover, Published April 11, 2017 by Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781501107993

2 reviews for The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

  1. Chandra

    Leah Stevens leaves Boston to live with Emma in Pennsylvania. She is a teacher who finds a woman who resembles her has been found dead by the lake near her home. At the same time, she can’t seem to get in touch with her roommate, Emmy. As the death of the woman found and the disappearance of Emma beings to correlate, Leah needs to determine if she will cooperate with the police or keep her mouth shut so her own sordid path doesn’t catch up with her. How much can she keep hidden before it messes with her sanity? While the investigation continues she begins to wonder if Emma actually exists or if she’s just a figment of her imagination.

    A wonderful unreliable narrator of a novel. Shown through Leah’s world only, we can only wonder if she’s completely out of sorts or if what she believes to be true is actually what is happening. I wondered a multitude of times if she was just completely insane or if someone was just screwing with her over and over again. This is what kept me turning page after page after page. While atmospherically it was fantastic, I was a little underwhelmed with the ending. There were so many avenues it could have gone in that I was anxious to see where it would end. This is definitely a good sign of the writing by the author. What.Is.Going.ON?! A book I would definitely recommend. I just wanted a tiny bit more from the characters that led up to the ending. Get in. Get your Miranda rights. 😉
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  2. Gillian

    Leah Stevens has run away from her career in Boston after a disastrous misstep, finding solace with her friend Emmy in the depths of rural Pennsylvania. When a body is found and Emmy disappears, Leah finds herself the subject of suspicion and her old ghosts threaten to come back to haunt her.

    I raced through this book, totally gripped and desperate to find out what Leah had done to make her flee her home and career. My theories about this, Emmy’s involvement and her disappearance changed with every chapter, the story leading me a merry dance before finally revealing all within the last 30 pages. As a reader who often guesses ‘the twist’ I enjoyed Megan Miranda’s artful storytelling which delivered a number of punchy surprises I didn’t see coming.

    As a Thriller Book Lover Reviewer, I receive a small compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my
    reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

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