The Perfect Stranger
Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
A masterful follow-up to the New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girls—the gripping story of a journalist who sets out to find her missing friend, a woman who may never have existed at all. “Think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl” (TheSkimm).When Leah Stevens’ career implodes, a chance meeting with her old friend Emmy Grey offers her the perfect opportunity to start over. Emmy, just out of a bad relationship, convinces Leah to come live with her in rural Pennsylvania, where there are teaching positions available and no one knows Leah’s past. Or Emmy’s. Then there’s a wave of vicious crimes in the community and Emmy Grey disappears, and Leah realizes how very little she knows about her friend and roommate. Unable to find friends, family, a paper trail or a digital footprint, the police question whether Emmy Grey existed at all. And mark Leah as a prime suspect. Fighting the doubts of the police and her own sanity, 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. Deep, dark, and irresistibly twisty, “Megan Miranda’s eerie suspense thriller…smartly examines the slippery theme of personal identity” (The New York Times Book Review).
Simon and Schuster
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"This wasn’t great imo. I figured out the gist of what happened early and found the writing, especially about 2/3 of the way through to be confusing. It was about the time when Leah starts to piece together what happened, it just got muddy. Also, i know it’s fiction, but as a practicing reporter, there are so many things that bug me about the book, but especially the idea that she’s done no research on Emmy. Overall, fine. I didn’t like it but i didn’t hate it. "
"Everything was wrapped up at the end but it did take a while to get into the book. "