The Stranger Behind You

The Stranger Behind You
Author: Carol Goodman
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780063020672
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Release: 2021-07-06
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Two-time Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winning Author! In the tradition of Daphne du Maurier and Shari Lapena, comes the newest mystery thriller from New York Times bestselling author Carol Goodman—a twisty, chilling story set in a former Magdalen Laundry in Manhattan that explores today’s #MeToo complexities. "In a twisting, mesmerizing story that is as beautifully written as it is utterly propulsive, Goodman keeps us breathlessly turning the pages right to the shocking and poignant end. I absolutely loved this layered and moving novel!” —Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions on the 7:45 You’re never really alone Journalist Joan Lurie has written a seething article exposing a notorious newspaper tycoon as a sexual predator. But the night it goes live, she is brutally attacked. Traumatized and suffering the effects of a concussion, she moves into a highly secure apartment in Manhattan called the Refuge, which was at one time a Magdalen Laundry. Joan should be safe here, so how can she explain the cryptic incidents that are happening? Lillian Day is Joan’s new 96-year-old neighbor at the Refuge. In 1941, Lillian witnessed a mysterious murder that sent her into hiding at the Magdalen Laundry, and she hasn’t come out since. As she relates to Joan her harrowing story, Joan sees striking similarities to her own past. Melissa Osgood, newly widowed and revengeful, has burning questions about her husband’s recent death. When she discovers a suspicious paper trail that he left behind, she realizes how little she knew about her marriage. But it seems Joan Lurie might be the one who has the answers. As these three lives intersect, each woman must stay one step ahead of those who are desperate to make sure the truth is never uncovered.

The Stranger Inside

The Stranger Inside
Author: Lisa Unger
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781488050985
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Release: 2019-09-17
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Named a BEST BOOK by People Magazine, Boston Globe, BookBub, PopSugar, CrimeReads and more. “Brilliant…. A well-crafted psychological thriller.” —The New York Times Book Review When former journalist Rain Winter was twelve years old, she narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend’s house. The abductor was eventually found and sent to prison, but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice--and killed him in cold blood. Now Rain is living the perfect suburban life, spending her days as a stay-at-home mom. But when another criminal who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case, forced to revisit memories she’s worked hard to leave behind. Is there a vigilante at work? Who is the next target? Why can’t Rain just let it go? Introducing one of the most compelling and original killers in crime fiction today, Lisa Unger takes readers deep inside the minds of both perpetrator and victim, blurring the lines between right and wrong, crime and justice, and showing that sometimes even good people are drawn to do evil things. Don't miss Lisa Unger's newest thrilling and chilling novel, Last Girl Ghosted!

The Stranger Beside Me

The Stranger Beside Me
Author: Ann Rule
Pages: 498
ISBN: 0751508187
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Release: 1994
Editor: Little Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now updated with a new chapter, the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling true crime writer tells the chilling tale of how she came to learn that Ted Bundy, her close friend and colleague at a Seattle crisis hotline, was in fact a savage serial killer.

The Stranger You Seek

The Stranger You Seek
Author: Amanda Kyle Williams
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780553593808
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Release: 2012
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When she is offered the chance to catch a serial killer who has eluded the police for years, former FBI profiler and alcoholic Keye Street begins a cat-and-mouse chase with an adversary who has taken a personal interest in her.

The Stranger Beside Me

The Stranger Beside Me
Author: Ann Rule
Pages: 625
ISBN: 9781416559597
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Release: 2008-12-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Tells the story of Ted Bundy, a brilliant law student executed for killing three women, who confessed to killing thirty-five others, from the perspective of the former policewoman, crime writer, and unwitting personal friend.

The Stranger

The Stranger
Author: Harlan Coben
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780451414137
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Penguin Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world." --Amazon.com.

The Stranger You Know

The Stranger You Know
Author: Andrea Kane
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781488054976
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Release: 2019-06-10
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author Andrea Kane takes readers hostage with THE STRANGER YOU KNOW, originally published in 2013. THE STRANGER YOU KNOW When a copycat killer is targeting college-age girls with long red hair, Forensic Instincts recall a case that put a serial offender behind bars for life. But, as more red-haired victims are added to the body count, it becomes clear that each one has been chosen because of a unique connection to Casey Woods. Now the Forensic Instincts team must race to uncover the identity of a serial killer before his ever-tightening circle of death closes in on Casey as the ultimate target. One thing about the perpetrator is clear: he knows everything about Casey and he won’t stop until she’s dead. Titles originally published in 2013.

The Stranger

The Stranger
Author: Albert Camus
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780307827661
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Release: 2012-08-08
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the intrigue of a psychological thriller, Camus's masterpiece gives us the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach. Behind the intrigue, Camus explores what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd" and describes the condition of reckless alienation and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of twentieth-century life. First published in 1946; now in translation by Matthew Ward.

The Stranger Diaries

The Stranger Diaries
Author: Elly Griffiths
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781328576088
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Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

International Bestseller "This lively whodunit keeps you guessing until the end." —People “Utterly bewitching…As unforgettable as it is original.” —A.J. Finn “Goose-bump spooky, smart, and haunting…I loved this book!” —Louise Penny Death lies between the lines when the events of a dark story start coming true in this haunting modern gothic mystery, perfect for fans of Magpie Murders and The Lake House. Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare’s colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Holland’s most famous story, “The Stranger,” left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favorite literature. To make matters worse, the police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her closest confidant, her diary, the only outlet she has for her darkest suspicions and fears about the case. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn't hers, left on the page of an old diary: Hallo Clare. You don’t know me. Clare becomes more certain than ever: “The Stranger” has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?

A Stranger in the House

A Stranger in the House
Author: Shari Lapena
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385686983
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Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, a new thriller featuring a suspicious accident, a wife who can't account for herself and unsettling questions that threaten to tear a couple apart. You come home after a long day at work, excited to have dinner with your beautiful wife. But when you walk through the door, you quickly realize that she's not there. In the kitchen, there is a pot on the stove, and vegetables on the counter, abandoned. Her cellphone and her purse are still in the house, in the bedroom, exactly where she keeps them. It looks like she's left in a blind panic. You fear the worst, so you call her friends to see if they know where she is. Then you call the police. The police tell you that your wife's been in an accident. They found her in the worst part of town, after she lost control of the car while speeding through the streets. But why would she go to that neighbourhood? And why was she driving so fast? Was she running toward something? Or away from something? The police think your wife was up to no good. You refuse to believe it, at first. Then, as the stories and facts don't line up, and your wife can't remember what happened that evening, you start to wonder. You've been married for two years and you thought you knew her better than anyone else in the world . . . . . . but maybe you don't.

The Sea of Lost Girls

The Sea of Lost Girls
Author: Carol Goodman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062852038
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Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author In the tradition of Daphne du Maurier, Shari Lapena, and Michelle Richmond comes a new thriller from the bestselling author of The Lake of Dead Languages—a twisty, harrowing story set at a prestigious prep school in which one woman’s carefully hidden past might destroy her future. Tess has worked hard to keep her past buried, where it belongs. Now she’s the wife to a respected professor at an elite boarding school, where she also teaches. Her seventeen-year-old son, Rudy, whose dark moods and complicated behavior she’s long worried about, seems to be thriving: he has a lead role in the school play and a smart and ambitious girlfriend. Tess tries not to think about the mistakes she made eighteen years ago, and mostly, she succeeds. And then one more morning she gets a text at 2:50 AM: it’s Rudy, asking for help. When Tess picks him up she finds him drenched and shivering, with a dark stain on his sweatshirt. Four hours later, Tess gets a phone call from the Haywood school headmistress: Lila Zeller, Rudy’s girlfriend, has been found dead on the beach, not far from where Tess found Rudy just hours before. As the investigation into Lila’s death escalates, Tess finds her family attacked on all sides. What first seemed like a tragic accidental death is turning into something far more sinister, and not only is Tess’s son a suspect but her husband is a person of interest too. But Lila’s death isn’t the first blemish on Haywood’s record, and the more Tess learns about Haywood’s fabled history, the more she realizes that not all skeletons will stay safely locked in the closet.

The Stranger Beside Me

The Stranger Beside Me
Author: Ann Rule
Pages: 592
ISBN: 1501139142
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Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Gallery Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Rule, “America’s best true-crime writer” (Kirkus Reviews), her unforgettable classic account of the horrifying murders in the Pacific Northwest and her shock when she discovered her friend—Ted Bundy—was not only a suspect but also one of the most prolific serial killers in American history. Meeting in 1971 at a Seattle crisis clinic, Ann Rule and Ted Bundy developed a friendship and correspondence that would span the rest of his life. Rule had no idea that when they went their separate ways, their paths would cross again under shocking circumstances. The Stranger Beside Me is Rule’s compelling firsthand account of not just her relationship with Bundy, but also his life—from his complicated childhood to the media circus of his trials. Astonishing in its intimacy and with Rule’s clear-eyed prose, you can’t help but share in her growing horror at discovering that her friend was one of the most notorious American serial killers. An unforgettable and haunting work of research, journalism, and personal memories, The Stranger Beside Me is “as dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at midnight” (The New York Times).

The Stranger in Our Home

The Stranger in Our Home
Author: Sophie Draper
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780008322120
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Release: 2018-11-29
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Have you been bad enough?

The Stranger Inside Of Me

The Stranger Inside Of Me
Author: Randal H. Flutur
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9781481773287
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Release: 2013-11-22
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The phenomena of closed head injury have plagued our society since its inception. From the stress and horror of our wars (now Iran and Iraq), with the violent impacts in our most aggressive sports, to the mundane trauma of falling off a bike or getting hit in the head by a swing or a bat or a ball, the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have become such an accepted way of life, that many do not even know that they have suffered a closed head injury and how dramatically it influences their everyday actions and reactions. Its often frequent companion, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is now so recognized that public violence and catastrophic natural disasters demand psychologists to minimize the effects of this recognized condition. For twenty-seven years, the author has had to fight his horrible battle with TBI and PTSD alone, with little help from even the most informed. In the last five years, these maladies have become widely recognized. Only recently has the medical profession and the news media discussed TBI and PTSD openly in televised documentaries. The author, in a deeply personal and poignant way, has put into words the gamut of feelings, which so many others who suffer and deal with TBI and PTSD have been unable to articulate.

The Stranger in the Woods

The Stranger in the Woods
Author: Michael Finkel
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781101875698
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Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. A New York Times bestseller In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.

The Stranger Game

The Stranger Game
Author: Cylin Busby
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062354624
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Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Stranger Game is a dark, suspenseful, and twisty novel that is Gone Girl for teens. Perfect for fans of Lauren Oliver and E. Lockhart. When Nico Morris’s older sister mysteriously disappears, her parents, family, and friends are devastated. But Nico can never admit what she herself feels: relief at finally being free of Sarah’s daily cruelties. Then the best and worst thing happens: four years later, after dozens of false leads, Sarah is found. But this girl is much changed from the one Nico knew. She’s thin and drawn, when Sarah had been golden and athletic; timid and unsure, instead of brash and competitive; and strangest of all, sweet and kind, when she had once been mean and abusive. Sarah’s retrograde amnesia has caused her to forget almost everything about her life, from small things like the plots of her favorite books and her tennis game to the more critical—where she’s been the last four years and what happened at the park on the fateful day she vanished. Despite the happy ending, the dark details of that day continue to haunt Nico, and it becomes clear that more than one person knows the true story of what happened to Sarah. . . .

A Stranger on the Beach

A Stranger on the Beach
Author: Michele Campbell
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250202543
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Release: 2019-07-23
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Parade's "10 Books Written by Women We Can't Wait to Read in 2019" | She Reads' "Most Anticipated Thillers of Summer 2019" | Pure Wow's "The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2019" | CrimeReads' "The Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer" From bestselling author Michele Campbell comes A Stranger on the Beach, an edge-of-your seat story of passion and intrigue that will keep you guessing until the very end. Caroline Stark’s beach house was supposed to be her crowning achievement: a lavish, expensive space to showcase what she thought was her perfect family. But after a very public fight with her husband, she realizes things may not be as perfect as they seem: her husband is lying to her, the money is disappearing, and there’s a stranger on the beach outside her house. As Caroline’s marriage and her carefully constructed lifestyle begin to collapse around her, she turns to Aidan, the stranger, for comfort...and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aidan’s infatuation with Caroline, her family, and her house becomes more and more destructive. But who is manipulating whom in this deadly game of obsession and control? Who will take the blame when someone ends up dead...and what is Caroline hiding?

The Stranger Times

The Stranger Times
Author: C.K.McDonnell
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781473577305
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Release: 2021-01-07
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Wonderfully dark, extremely funny' proclaimed ADAM KAY, author of the No.1 bestselling This is Going to Hurt 'A filmic romp with great characters, a jet-propelled plot, and a winning premise' said the GUARDIAN JASON MANFORD thinks it's 'Hilarious. You'll never look at Manchester the same way again.' The Chronicles of St Mary's series author JODI TAYLOR declared 'I loved this . . . great premise - great story - great characters . . . hugely enjoyable.' And THE TIMES called it 'ripping entertainment from start to finish.' There are dark forces at work in our world (and in Manchester in particular), so thank God The Stranger Times is on hand to report them . . . A weekly newspaper dedicated to the weird and the wonderful (but mostly the weird), it is the go-to publication for the unexplained and inexplicable. At least that's their pitch. The reality is rather less auspicious. Their editor is a drunken, foul-tempered and foul-mouthed husk of a man who thinks little of the publication he edits. His staff are a ragtag group of misfits. And as for the assistant editor . . . well, that job is a revolving door - and it has just revolved to reveal Hannah Willis, who's got problems of her own. When tragedy strikes in her first week on the job The Stranger Times is forced to do some serious investigating. What they discover leads to a shocking realisation: some of the stories they'd previously dismissed as nonsense are in fact terrifyingly real. Soon they come face-to-face with darker forces than they could ever have imagined. The Stranger Times is the first novel from C.K. McDonnell, the pen name of Caimh McDonnell. It combines his distinctive dark wit with his love of the weird and wonderful to deliver a joyous celebration of how truth really can be stranger than fiction. Readers love The Stranger Times: ***** 'A delight from start to finish - laugh out loud funny yet with plenty of thrills.' ***** 'Full of wit and humour, and knows how to keep the reader hooked.' ***** 'You'll soon fall in love . . . fans of Pratchett, Gaiman, Aaronovich will be blown away.'

The Stranger Game

The Stranger Game
Author: Peter Gadol
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781488014888
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Release: 2018-10-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The Stranger Game is a sharp-toothed commentary on the ways in which Ôfollowing’ can foster a pretense of intimacy between strangers, and how the falsity of this intimacy—its utter lack of substance—often creates a perilous hunger for more: more access, more communion, more knowledge. It’s also a fun, moody, twisty thriller, with a sun-touched, West Coast vibe...as much Joan Didion as Patricia Highsmith.” —Scott Smith, author of A Simple Plan and The Ruins A literary suspense novel in which an eerie social game goes viral and spins perilously—and criminally—out of control. Rebecca’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Ezra, has gone missing, but when she notifies the police, they seem surprisingly unconcerned. They suspect he has been playing the “stranger game,” a viral hit in which players start following others in real life, as they might otherwise do on social media. As the game spreads, however, the rules begin to change, play grows more intense and disappearances are reported across the country. Curious about this popular new obsession, and hoping that she might be able to track down Ezra, Rebecca tries the game for herself. She also meets Carey, who is willing to take the game further than she imagined possible. As her relationship with Carey and involvement in the game deepen, she begins to uncover an unsettling subculture that has infiltrated the world around her. In playing the stranger game, what may lead her closer to finding Ezra may take her further and further from the life she once lived. A thought-provoking, haunting novel, The Stranger Game unearths the connections, both imagined and real, that we build with the people around us in the physical and digital world, and where the boundaries blur between them.

The Stranger in Goldrush

The Stranger in Goldrush
Author: Sheila Bush
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9781602474376
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Release: 2007-10-01
Editor: Tate Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

She'd escaped the lights of Broadway and a bad marriage in New York, to go into business in Goldrush, with her cousin, Jenni. Life was peaceful and simple; that is, until the cast and crew of The Stranger came to town. Soon, Tana is entangled with past scandals, tabloid gossip, and an unwanted attraction to the show's irresistibly handsome leading man, Travis Allen. If that wasn't enough to upend her world, she suddenly finds herself the prime suspect of a bizarre crime committed in their virtually crime free town. Surrounded by dozens of possible suspects and motives, pursued by Travis's attentions, the story-hungry tabloids, a sharp former homicide detective, and her own past, Tana's Rocky Mountain world is shaken to its core. Somehow, for the sake of her home and her very life, she has to find out who really is "The Stranger in Goldrush."