NetGalley Review: The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
Published: April 11, 2017
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Review: ebook provided by author and NetGalley
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
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?
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
So the suspense of this book kept me on my toes I really wanted to know if Leah would uncover the truth about her roommate. She did but the ending I felt lacked the wow factor in it all. Maybe the author wanted to play it safe, but I wanted to know what truly would make Emmy Grey do what she did. It couldn't be just because of her knowing someone eight years ago no, to me it seemed more deeper than that.
In The Perfect Stranger Leah is starting over with her life because of what happened when she was a journalist. She still thinks about it though she is trying to move on. Everything seems to be going good for her as she is becoming a teacher until someone is found injured near her home not only that she is getting phone calls and emails. When her roommate goes missing Leah can't just let the cops do their job it could be too late. So Leah starts investigating and what she will uncover will be something that seems to have been in the works for a long time.
How you can trust anyone when the one person you thought you could trust is not who they truly are?
There was plenty of suspense there I just felt it lacked the big wow factor towards the end more like a safe ending. I felt that Leah could have demanded more answers from Emmy. As well as Kyle could have demanded more answers for Leah being as he is a police detective he seemed to be very forth coming with things going on with the case with Leah.
Megan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of ALL THE MISSING GIRLS. She has also written several books for young adults, including FRACTURE, HYSTERIA, VENGEANCE, SOULPRINT, and THE SAFEST LIES. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. THE PERFECT STRANGER (4/11/17) is her second novel of psychological suspense.
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