[Reading] ➶ The Perfect Stranger By Megan Miranda – Thomashillier.co.uk


The Perfect Stranger 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 AllConfronted 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 LaterDetermined 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 NameEveryone 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


10 thoughts on “The Perfect Stranger

  1. says:

    3.5 stars Like so many other readers, I was completely mesmerized by Megan Miranda s story told in reverse, All the Missing Girls So imagine my excitement at the mere thought of a follow up, let alone actually holding it in my hands.I know it s unrealistic to expect an author that hits one out of the park to repeat that same performance the next time they re up at bat, but sometimes that doesn t stop this crazy mind of mine from wanting to experience that same level of book nirvana This time, 3.5 stars Like so many other readers, I was completely mesmerized by Megan Miranda s story told in reverse, All the Missing Girls So imagine my excitement at the mere thought of a follow up, let alone actually holding it in my hands.I know it s unrealistic to expect an author that hits one out of the park to repeat that same performance the next time they re up at bat, but sometimes that doesn t stop this crazy mind of mine from wanting to experience that same level of book nirvana This time, I tried my best to be realistic I consciously checked my hopes at the door and went in with an open mind.With a dreary and borderline depressing undertone, Megan Miranda weaves a t...


  2. says:

    I m between 3.5 and 4 stars here.Sometimes I think we put unfair pressure on authors Let s say an author writes a book that blows you away You eagerly anticipate their next book, sometimes you get impatient if it takes them too long to write another one, and then when you get the chance to read it, you expect this one to blow you away, too, right I know I m not alone here But if it doesn t come close to the last book, at least in your mind, whose fault is that, yours or theirs I pondered t I m between 3.5 and 4 stars here.Sometimes I think we put unfair pressure on authors Let s say an author writes a book that blows you away You eagerly anticipate their next book, sometimes you get impatient if it takes them too long to write another one, and then when you get the chance to read it, you expect this one to blow you away, too, right I know I m not alone here But if it doesn t come close to the last book, at least in your mind, whose fault is that, yours or theirs I pondered this as I got ready to read Megan Miranda s The Perfect Stranger Her last book, All the Missing Girls , was fantastic, both for the mystery itself and the unique way Miranda let the story unfold The book even made my list of the best books I read in 2016 So needless to say, I tried very hard to ratchet back m...


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    My reviews can also be seen at really enjoyed Megan Miranda s previous novel All the Missing Girls After reading the description of The Perfect Stranger , I was looking forward to reading it as well A journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all Leah Stevens runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey at the perfect time She needs to get out of Boston after her career as a journalist takes a nosedive and Emmy w My reviews can also be seen at really enjoyed Megan Miranda s previous novel All the Missing Girls After reading the description of The Perfect Stranger , I was looking forward to reading it as well A journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all Leah Stevens runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey at the perfect time She needs to get out of Boston after her career as a journalist takes a nosedive and Emmy wants to get away from a toxic relationship It s the answer to both of their problems They move to rural Pennsylvania, a place where they can both start over Leah starts her job as a teacher and Emmy seems to work a few odd jobs here and there Leah tells her mother she quit her job and is moving to Pennsylvania to teach But she doesn t tell her mother the real reason she quit her job My God, Leah, What did you do Leah and Emmy settle in They don t see each other a lot during the week as Emmy often works the night shift She doesn t have a cell phone either, so Leah has to lea...


  4. says:

    3.5 STARSLast year I was blown away by Miranda s adult fiction debut All the Missing Girls The story being told in reverse, the memorable characters, the building suspense that caused me to hold my breath until the gut wrenching conclusion were all reasons it was one of my top reads of 2016 I say all this as a reminder to myself, since I tend to judge successful authors latest work against their uber successful previous books unfairly , that I need to base my review of this book on simply th 3.5 STARSLast year I was blown away by Miranda s adult fiction debut All the Missing Girls The story being told in reverse, the memorable characters, the building suspense that caused me to hold my breath until the gut wrenching conclusion were all reasons it was one of my top reads of 2016 I say all this as a reminder to myself, since I tend to judge successful authors latest work against their uber successful previous books unfairly , that I need to base my review of this book on simply that, THIS book I think the general consensus seems to be that this one was nothing like All the Missing Girls, and while I was a part of that group, I also felt this had many strengths on it s own if the...


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    Leah is a former journalist starting her life over in Pennsylvania after a story she publishes backfires and causes her to be forced out At first Leah was lost, not sure where to go now but then she runs into her old roommate Emmy Leah and Emmy lived together when Leah was out of college for four months before Emmy took off to the peace crop It felt like fate to be reunited with Emmy after all these years so when Emmy proposes they move somewhere random on the map together Leah agrees to go w Leah is a former journalist starting her life over in Pennsylvania after a story she publishes backfires and causes her to be forced out At first Leah was lost, not s...


  6. says:

    I received a copy of The Perfect Stranger through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Simon Shuster and to Megan Miranda for the opportunity.Trouble seems to find you like a stray dog on the run.Leah Stevens needs to find the Exit sign immediately if not sooner Her short career as a Boston journalist, newly crossing the threshold, is soon to hit the skids Leah was following a story in which multiple female suicides had happened at the local university Suspicion wafted in the ai I received a copy of The Perfect Stranger through NetGa...


  7. says:

    3.5 starsSuspenseful psychological thriller with a lackluster ending Pushed out of her reporter job because she goes too far with an investigation, Leah Stevens flees Boston to Western, PA with her former roommate, Emmy, to start a new life After a woman, who happens to look a lot like Leah, is attacked and Emmy goes missing, Leah begins to question how much she really knows her roommate As Leah begins to investigate Emmy,andquestions emerge about her mysterious roommate At the s 3.5 starsSuspenseful psychological thriller with a lackluster ending Pushed out of her reporter job because she goes too far with an investigation, Leah Stevens flees Boston to Western, PA with her former roommate, Emmy, to ...


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    Lots of mixed reviews for this one, and I can see why Parts of this book I enjoyed, but there were also sections that just didn t work for me I had high hopes, but it just didn t live up to my expectations Leah was a dogged journalist determined to get to the truth no matter the cost Looking for a new start, she feels it s time to cut her losses and move on The true reason Leah left Boston remains a mystery for most of the book.Emmy, Leah s former roommate and friend invites her to accompan Lots of mixed reviews for this one, and I can see why Parts of this book I enjoyed, but there were also sections that just didn t work for me I had high hopes, but it just didn t live up to my expectations Leah was a dogged journalist determined to get to the truth no matter the cost Looking for a new start, she feels it s time to cut her losses and move on The true reason Leah left Boston remains a mystery for most of the book.Emmy, Leah s former room...


  9. says:

    4 stars This was a suspenseful, thrilling read I had my doubts when starting this book firstly because I really loved the author, Megan Miranda s, previous novel All The Missing Girls I was hoping to love this as much orbut thought it might be hard to top My doubts also stemmed from the very mixed reviews I read prior to opening this book A lot of GR friends felt disappointed With that being said, although I enjoyed ATMG , I really did like this novel My rating is somewhere bet 4 stars This was a suspenseful, thrilling read I had my doubts when starting this book firstly because I really loved the author, Megan Miranda s, previous novel All The Missing Girls I was hoping to love this as much orbut thought it might be hard to t...


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    Add me to the list of those who loved All the Missing Girls So, it was with excitement and trepidation that I picked up The Perfect Stranger, Miranda s sopho effort She doesn t disappoint While not as amazing as ATMG, it s an engrossing read Since I finished this on baseball s opening day, I ll use a baseball analogy If ATMG was a grand slam, this is a home run There are three components necessary for a successful book good writing, strong character development and a convincing plot Add me to the list of those who loved All the Missing Girls So, it was with excitement and trepidation that I picked up The Perfect Stranger, Miranda s sopho effort She doesn t disappoint While not as amazing as ATMG, it s an engrossing read Since I finished this on baseball s opening day, I ll use a baseball analogy If ATMG was a grand sl...


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