Stranger by Karen Perry

An unpredictable read that will have you in a constant state of unease!

I was kindly gifted this from the publishers Michael Joseph in exchange for an honest review and to take part in the blog tour.

Stranger by Karen Perry
400 Pages
Out Now

Abi Holland is worried about her daughter Beth.

So when foreign exchange student Corinne comes to stay, it’s a relief to see her daughter making a friend.

But the Holland family have lots of secrets, and Corinne is quietly listening to them all.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

I loved this book so much and it was not what I was expecting at all!

The opening to the story was brilliant, as we find out that Abi is heading to the police station but that’s all we know, along with little snippets of info of what might have happened. It then flips back to the past as we slowly uncover the events that happened which lead to Abi going to the police station.

Every single chapter was full to the brim of tension and unease. Corinne was a very complex character who had me on the edge of my seat throughout and just when I thought it was going to go one way, it would suddenly veer in another direction, leaving me confused but so intrigued.

I don’t want to go into too much detail as I definitely think you should go in blind reading this, the less you know the better as honestly this book has so many twists and turns!

The author explores lots of important issues throughout which I thought were handled really well. The turmoil that certain characters go through felt very authentic and my heart broke for some of them.

I will briefly mention the ending (no spoilers) just to say that it was unexpected, shocking, heartbreaking but absolutely perfect – what a way to end the book.

Overall this story will have you in a constant state of unease as you follow this family full of secrets until the catastrophic end!

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