The Perfect Stranger

The Perfect Stranger

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In the masterful follow-up to the New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girls--"think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl" (TheSkimm)--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?show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 337 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 28mm | 499g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1501107992
  • 9781501107993
  • 52,895

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Praise for ALL THE MISSING GIRLS A"New York Times Book Review""Editors' Choice" Both [Gillian] Flynn s and Miranda s main characters also reclaim the right of female characters to be more than victim or"femme fatale" "All the Missing Girls"is set to become one of the best books of 2016. "Los Angeles Review of Books" Extremely interesting a novel that will probably be called Hitchcockian. "The New York Times Book Review" Are you paying attention? You'll need to be; this thriller will test your brain with its reverse chronological structure, and it's a page-turner to boot. "ELLE" Intricately plotted Ms. Miranda brings heightened suspense and a twist to this familiar scenario by telling the story, which unfolds over 15 days, in reverse chronological order. "The""New York Times" Fast-paced and frightening, "All the Missing Girls"will teach you why it's dangerous to go into the woods alone at night. "Refinery29" "All the Missing Girls"is the archetypal murder mystery, the kind it seems like everyone has been hungry for since Gillian Flynn's"Gone Girl"and Paula Hawkins's"Girl on a Train." "" A new spin on a classic "missing person" thriller, "All the Missing Girls"is the perfect read for thriller fans. "" "A twisty, compulsive read--I loved it." Ruth Ware, author of IN A DARK, DARK WOOD "Fiendishly plotted..." "Publishers Weekly," starred review "Darkly nostalgic....Miranda takes a risk by telling the story backward, but it pays off with an undroppable thriller, plenty of romantic suspense, and a fresh take on the decades-old teenage-murder theme." "Booklist" "show more

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