#BookReview – The Perfect Stranger by @meganlmiranda #readingcommunity #amreading #bookblogger

Title – The Perfect Stranger
Author – Megan Miranda
Pages – 416
Publisher – Simon and Schuster
Publication Date 11.04.17

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 Donavan to investigate her friends life for clues. But with no family or digital footprint, the police begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey.

Forced to question her version of reality, Leah must uncover the truth – no matter how dark or terrible it may be.

The story follows Leah who has had to move and re-invent her life in a new place, living under the radar. This is all perfect until she reports her roommate missing and her world starts to spiral out of control, finding herself in the middle of a tricky investigation. with no-one believing her and having to fight to clear her name.

The book was pretty much a slow read throughout, until the ending, but the author gives you so much to keep you intrigued. You need to find out what happens and who this ‘friend’ really is.

At first I didn’t like Leah, she seemed morbid and living in her past experience and letting it ruin her new life, I felt much more connected to her friend Emmy albeit we only really knew her from Leah’s memory. However as the book progressed I felt sorry for Leah and the tables turned and I found myself hating Emmy and i felt like a bit of douche for not connecting to Leah sooner.

The one thing I was willing to happen in this book from practically the start was the budding romance clearly visible between Kyle and Leah. I loved how the author kept you guessing as to if they would make it out the other end.

The author was good at building suspense and keeping you intrigued.

If you can endure a slow-paced read until the ending and like a suspenseful read, I would definitely give this book a try.

Thank you for reading 🙂

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