The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

The Perfect Stranger

In the masterful follow-up to the runaway hit All the Missing Girls, a journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all.

Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah can get a teaching position and both women can start again. But their new start is threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later.

Determined to find Emmy, Leah cooperates with Kyle Donovan, a handsome young police officer on the case. As they investigate her friend’s life for clues, Leah begins to wonder: did she ever really know Emmy at all? With no friends, family, or a digital footprint, the police begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey. Soon Leah’s credibility is at stake, and she is forced to revisit her past: the article that ruined her career. To save herself, Leah must uncover the truth about Emmy Grey—and along the way, confront her old demons, find out who she can really trust, and clear her own name.

Everyone in this rural Pennsylvanian town has something to hide—including Leah herself. How do you uncover the truth when you are busy hiding your own?


Last year Megan Miranda blew us away with her thriller All The Missing Girls. A story told in reverse that kept me on the edge of my seat and with a great respect for this author.

When I received the email that her next book was coming out I was torn.  We all know that a lot of time the second book/album is never as good as the first. Knowing that didn’t stop me from putting all the other TBR books on hold so I could dive back into the twisty, dark world of Miranda! She is truly a master at Suspense!

And I will tell you right now, she has slammed it! This book is just as good as the first! Once you start you can’t stop reading, you just have to know! The suspense just keeps building until you are biting your lip and your fingernails!  Her characters are perfect, her writing always leaves me with a What?? at the end.

Did not see this ending coming at all.  Good Job Ms. Miranda!  Keep bringing us these creepy, twisted, palm sweating thrillers!

Thank you to Netgalley and Simon & Schuster for this great story!


5 thoughts on “The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

  1. Thanx for following me, Patty. This review and your blog are kickass. Would you be interested in reviewing my esoteric self-published debut novel? I have a feeling you might be blown away….

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