The Stranger Inside
Even good people are drawn to do evil things … Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend’s house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was 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, her dark childhood buried deep. She spends her days as a stay-at-home mom, having put aside her career as a hard-hitting journalist to care for her infant daughter. But when another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case. Eerie similarities to the murder of her friends’ abductor force Rain 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 people deserve what comes to them.
This book was thrilling!
I really love have Lisa Unger has thrown so many “what if’s” “what would you have done” into this mix of suspense and mystery. Lisa demonstrates that there are shades of grey in every decision or situation, no choice we make is simple or clean cut, and I love this shout out to the complexities of life.
And there are a few twists in this one you will never see coming! A fantastic read by an author I admire. Lisa Unger never disappoints.
**WARNING do not start reading just before you go to bed…you could find yourself having a very late night if you do.
I read her In the Blood a few years ago and thought it was well done. It was certainly paced very effectively, and I did like the psychological twists and turns. If you haven’t read it, you may want to give it a go. This one sounds quite suspenseful, and I do like a novel that links past to present effectively. It sounds as though this one does.
Thanks Margot, I have read a few by Lisa Unger including In The Blood – it is one of her bests isn’t it?
Sounds great Carol!
I loved it – intense at times, a few twists and some moral dilemmas …
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