Friday, May 19, 2017
Perfect Strangers by Megan Miranda Blog Tour
Title: The Perfect Stranger
Author: Megan Miranda
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Publisher: Simon Schuster/Simon Schuster Canada
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Buy: Amazon| Chapters Indigo| Kobo
In the masterful follow-up to the runaway hit All the Missing Girls, a journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all.
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 is the perfect suspense book if you have to pick up because Megan Miranda is a genius when it comes to mystery books! I definitely was drawn to it immediately because of her work with Young Adult books. You will get lost in the pages and the great plot that you will be trying to figure out who did it.
Leah works as a newspaper reporter and is forced to resign after getting threatened with a lawsuit. She then leaves Boston. She then sees an old friend in a bar who has recently was in a bad relationship and looking for a fresh start. So they both relocate to Pennsylvania. Leah is overall a complex character and though she is clever she can be obsessive and run to conclusions. Then we meet Kyle who is also a cop who forms a relationship with her. This book was so twisty that it has blown me away.
Megan Miranda did a great job with telling the story in first person (Leah) to tell us the story. Her writing style was easy to fly through the entire book (which means that I was hooked) and stay up all through the night. Perfect Stranger did not disappoint just like her previous book, All The Missing Girls which I will have to read now (my TBR list is long). This also includes the amount of details and transitions in her writing. I already can't wait to see what book is next by Megan!
Thank you Simon Schuster Canada for an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review!