The Stranger Inside

The Stranger Inside

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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 ... But when another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Park Row Books, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780778308720
Branch Call Number: FIC UNGER
Characteristics: 374 pages ; 24 cm


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Nov 19, 2019

The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger is psychological fiction at its best, taking the reader on a roller-coaster of emotions and tension. When Rain Winters was twelve, her two close friends Tess and Hank were abducted while the trio was walking in the woods. Rain escaped but Hank and Tess were taken by a vicious killer. Hank was able to escape eventually but Tess never returned. Years later, Rain, a journalist on leave, is a stay-at-home wife and mother, when a murderer who escaped justice is killed. This reminds Rain of the fate of the man who ruined her childhood: he was murdered when he was released from prison. Suspecting a vigilante may have committed these two murders, she begins to investigate and, in doing so, stirs up memories that would have been better left undisturbed. What she uncovers is shocking. If you love psychological thrillers, The Stranger Inside will be very satisfying. Highly recommended.

Nov 14, 2019

I have mixed feelings about this book. While I do think it was a good read, it was a bit repetitive especially in the way Rain felt about motherhood and working.
I did enjoy the fact that while I thought I kind of already knew what would happen early on, towards the end there was a big twist.

debwalker Nov 01, 2019

Haunting childhood trauma resurfaces.

Sep 19, 2019

Couldn't put this book down! fascinating characters, intriguing plot, great mystery/thriller touching on justice, revenge and childhood trauma.

JCLPiepieB Sep 04, 2019

I'm just going to put this out there that I absolutely LOVE Lisa Unger and her books almost always keep me enthralled. The Stranger Inside I think captures all the hallmark characteristics that Unger is known for... sweeping plotlines, intriguing characters, suspense, horror, fast-paced story, action-packed scenes, and a little bit of paranormal. I read most of this in one day -- it's a new release that is not to be missed. Thank you, Netgalley, for this arc.

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