The Perfect Stranger (Hardcover)

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Leah has chosen to start her life anew in a small town in Western Pennsylvania with her old roommate, Emmy. She lost her job at a Boston paper, and is making herself over as a high school teacher. However, the quiet life that she was hoping for is not to be. A woman that resembles Leah is left for dead nearby, and then Emmy disappears. Leah seems to be the connection to all of the mysterious happenings in town, and the police are eyeing her suspiciously. Putting her journalistic skills to use, Leah tries to figure out what is going on. In the process, she discovers that she knows next to nothing about Emmy, the woman that she has decided to live with. An intriguing mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.

— Sharon K. Nagel


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?
Product Details
ISBN: 9781501107993
ISBN-10: 1501107992
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: April 11th, 2017
Pages: 352
Language: English