Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft into a living nightmare. Though ostensibly fiction, The Perfect Stranger recreates in vivid, unmistakable detail the terrible day Catherine became hostage to a dark secret, a secret that only one other person knew--and that person is dead.
Now that the past is catching up with her, Catherine’s world is falling apart. Her only hope is to confront what really happened on that awful day even if the shocking truth might destroy her.
Sabrina-Kate - 5 Star
It is no secret that I have been enjoying suspense novels lately and even though this one didn't quite grab me from the synopsis on the cover, I was definitely very pleased to have read it. It actually did not take very many pages before I felt myself very much drawn into the story, almost wishing that I could turn pages faster and faster.
I really enjoy books that are written with multiple point of views, especially when done well, which was definitely the case in this book. I feel like it gives a good and more complete story without leaving you to wonder what the other characters perceptions were.
The story was unique with the premise being that a mysterious book had been left for Catherine to read, which revealed the terrible story of something that had happened, revealing long hidden secrets. Yet despite that being the initial assumption, the ending of this book still left mea bit shocked and ultimately very satisfied with an extremely well written story.
The characters were well developed and complex in their own ways. Some seemed more approachable and others were more removed but this could be like any situation given that all people are different and unique. I think it helped to differentiate from their own experiences and opinions because they were so different.
The story was complex and multi viewed, it vacillated between different people, places and times but that just helped make the story all that more suspenseful with a wonderful finale.
Thank you to Harper Collins for our review copy. All opinions are our own.
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