The Perfect Stranger by Wendy Corsi Staub is a suspenseful novel that keeps your attention throughout the book. It brings together people who would normally never know one another, and throws them into a situation that they may not make out of alive.
“In New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub's new thriller, one woman finds herself in the crosshairs of a twisted predator who might just be masked behind a familiar screen name . . .
During the darkest period of her life, Landry Wells found solace in a group of bloggers who had been in her shoes and lived to tell the tale. She's shared things with her online friends that even her husband and children didn't know. Things that now, looking back, make her uneasy.
One of the bloggers is dead, victim of a random crime—or was it? Did she trust too easily; reveal too much? At the funeral a thousand miles from home, Landry is about to come face to face at last with the others. These women are her closest confidantes in the world: they understand her; they know everything about her—and one of them might be a cold-blooded killer . . .” – The Perfect Stranger
The Perfect Stranger is a well written novel that has interesting characters, and a plot that is unique and kept me wanting more. Online communities are often an escape from our “real life” worlds where we can share more than we normally would with people we do not know in real life. We listen to their stories, and feel like we are truly connected with these people. However, what happens when one of these online friends is murdered, and one of those other “friends” could very well have been the person who killed them? This is a plot which we could all probably relate to in some way, which makes it that terrifying and suspenseful.
Overall, I really liked reading this book. It is a great storyline with characters who are well formed and interesting to read. I highly recommend it!
* Thank you to the publisher of The Perfect Stranger, Harper, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.