Saturday, April 29, 2017

Week 17 Review: The Perfect Stranger

From Goodreads:
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?

My Review:
Loved reading this book! I haven't read All the Missing Girls yet, but now, I'm really itching to, because the mystery in this book was absolutely amazing! Side note, is that the ARC that I received, said a publication date of May, which is why I read it after it'd already been published. Opps!

I really enjoyed the way that Leah's story was told. We knew something had happened in Leah's past, and slowly, ever so madendly slowly, we were given details about what had happened. And that gave us 3 mysteries in this book-Leah's past, Emmy's disappearance, and the violent crimes that have happened in town. And two of the three are connected!

A bit of the writing was hard to read. It just felt less like a fiction novel, and more of a literary one, and I really despise literary books, because they're all fancy and full of themselves. But it was only a little bit in this book, it still was amazing to read!

I do wish that we could've gotten to know Kyle a bit better. She pulled him into this case, and then their relationship happened and things were complicated. And yeah, I just feel like we didn't get to know him very well, and wishing that we had!

Loved the ending, and how things came together, because yeah, this was an absolutely amazing book!

Author: Megan Miranda
Read: April 23rd, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review
Reason Why: Love her books and it sounded good! And it's a SAC 2017 Book!
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published: April 11th 2017
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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