I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
Narrator: Rebekkah Ross
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on April 11th 2017
Length: 9 hours, 48 minutes
Genres: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller
Source: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Content Warning: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age.
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?
This book. This book grabbed hold of my mind and wouldn’t let go until I finished. The Perfect Stranger was thought provoking, mind-melding, and an overall great listen. This was my second Megan Miranda book and I can not wait for the thriller/mystery she releases. The same narrator, Rebekkah Ross, who narrated All The Missing Girls performed The Perfect Stranger. She is easily one of my favorites.
I really enjoyed Leah, who is the narrator of the story. And I loved how as the details unfolded, I liked her even more. The whole cast of characters, from supporting, secondary characters to just random extras, they are mattered to the story. They all played a role.
What I love about Miranda’s writing style, is that it’s very simple. It’s all easy to follow. It’s simple, “I said” and, “He said” and, “she asked”. But this works so well because the story is so deep, you find yourself understanding so much better. I just really loved the way this story was written.