THE PERFECT STRANGER
Leah Stevens is in desperate need of a fresh start. Once a star reporter, she's lost her job at a Boston paper and damaged her professional reputation beyond repair. But salvation arrives when she is unexpectedly reunited with her old roommate, Emmy Grey.
Leah and Emmy relocate to a small town with hopes of starting new chapters. But within a week, a woman who looks just like Leah is left for dead close by and Emmy goes inexplicably missing. As Leah searches for answers in the house they share, she begins to realize how little she knows about Emmy Grey. And when the local police are unable to find any trace of Emmy, they begin to question Leah's credibility--and her possible role in the crime. Leah knows there's only one way to clear her name: Find Emmy Grey. But what if Emmy Grey never existed at all?
Gripping and atmospheric, The Perfect Stranger defies expectation at every turn and confirms Megan Miranda's reputation as one of the most exciting new voices in psychological suspense.
Simon & Schuster (April 11, 2017)
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Praise for The Perfect Stranger:
“Miranda's eerie suspense thriller...smartly examines the slippery theme of personal identity. In a world where identities are regularly lost, stolen or sacrificed for reasons innocent and otherwise, it's not enough to wonder where Emmy has gone. We need to know who she is, if she is who she says she is--and if she exists at all.” -New York Times Book Review
“YA author Miranda, who moved into the adult market with All the Missing Girls, proves she isn’t a one-hit wonder with this exciting thriller. Its twisty tale with many layers—a little romance, great writing, and an awesome story line—will keep psychological suspense fans turning the pages.” -Library Journal
“Fans of Gillian Flynn, Chevy Stevens, and Jennifer McMahon will devour this relentlessly paced and deftly plotted thriller...An irresistible and riveting page-turner, Miranda (All the Missing Girls) weaves several mysteries together, leading to the intricate climax. The story moves at a feverish, unfaltering pace, keeping readers just as perplexed as the characters.”—Publishers Weekly
“An excellent second novel of psychological suspense…Highly recommended for fans of Alafair Burke, Gillian Flynn, and Lisa Lutz, and for all readers who like their female characters clever and resourceful, even when their best friends become their worst nightmares.” —Booklist