The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

The Perfect Stranger

From the author of the New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girls—the gripping story of a journalist who sets out to find her missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all. “Think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl” (TheSkimm).When Leah Stevens’ career implodes, a chance meeting with her old friend Emmy Grey offers her the perfect opportunity to start over. Emmy, just out of a bad relationship, convin...

Details The Perfect Stranger

TitleThe Perfect Stranger
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherSimon Schuster
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Suspense

Reviews The Perfect Stranger

  • Melissa
    *3.5 stars*Like so many other readers, I was completely mesmerized by Megan Miranda’s story told in reverse, All the Missing Girls. So imagine my excitement at the mere thought of a follow-up, let alone actually holding it in my hands.I know it’s unrealistic to expect an author that hits one out of the park to repeat that same performance the next time they’re up at bat, but sometimes that doesn’t stop this crazy mind of mine from wanting...
  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...I really enjoyed Megan Miranda's previous novel "All the Missing Girls". After reading the description of "The Perfect Stranger", I was looking forward to reading it as well. "A journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all."Leah Stevens runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey at the perfect time. She needs to get out of Boston after her ...
  • Larry H
    I'm between 3.5 and 4 stars here.Sometimes I think we put unfair pressure on authors. Let's say an author writes a book that blows you away. You eagerly anticipate their next book, sometimes you get impatient if it takes them too long to write another one, and then when you get the chance to read it, you expect this one to blow you away, too, right? (I know I'm not alone here.) But if it doesn't come close to the last book, at least in your mind,...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    3.5 STARSLast year I was blown away by Miranda’s adult fiction debut All the Missing Girls. The story being told in reverse, the memorable characters, the building suspense that caused me to hold my breath until the gut wrenching conclusion were all reasons it was one of my top reads of 2016. I say all this as a reminder to myself, since I tend to judge successful authors’ latest work against their uber successful previous books (unfairly), t...
  • Pouting Always
    Leah is a former journalist starting her life over in Pennsylvania after a story she publishes backfires and causes her to be forced out. At first Leah was lost, not sure where to go now but then she runs into her old roommate Emmy. Leah and Emmy lived together when Leah was out of college for four months before Emmy took off to the peace crop. It felt like fate to be reunited with Emmy after all these years so when Emmy proposes they move somewh...
  • Linda
    I received a copy of The Perfect Stranger through NetGalley for an honest review. My thanks to Simon & Shuster and to Megan Miranda for the opportunity.Trouble seems to find you like a stray dog on the run.Leah Stevens needs to find the Exit sign immediately if not sooner. Her short career as a Boston journalist, newly crossing the threshold, is soon to hit the skids. Leah was following a story in which multiple female suicides had happened at th...
  • Meredith
    3.5 starsSuspenseful psychological thriller with a lackluster ending. Pushed out of her reporter job because she goes too far with an investigation, Leah Stevens flees Boston to Western, PA with her former roommate, Emmy, to start a new life. After a woman, who happens to look a lot like Leah, is attacked and Emmy goes missing, Leah begins to question how much she really knows her roommate. As Leah begins to investigate Emmy, more and more questi...
  • Kaceey
    Lots of mixed reviews for this one, and I can see why. Parts of this book I enjoyed, but there were also sections that just didn’t work for me. I had high hopes, but it just didn’t live up to my expectations. Leah was a dogged journalist determined to get to the truth no matter the cost. Looking for a new start, she feels it’s time to cut her losses and move on. The true reason Leah left Boston remains a mystery for most of the book.Emmy, L...
  • Lindsay
    4 stars! This was a suspenseful, thrilling read!I had my doubts when starting this book firstly because I really loved the author, Megan Miranda’s, previous novel “All The Missing Girls”. I was hoping to love this as much or more but thought it might be hard to top. My doubts also stemmed from the very mixed reviews I read prior to opening this book. A lot of GR friends felt disappointed. With that being said, although I enjoyed ATMG more, ...
  • Liz
    Add me to the list of those who loved All the Missing Girls. So, it was with excitement and trepidation that I picked up The Perfect Stranger, Miranda’s sophomore effort. She doesn't disappoint. While not as amazing as ATMG, it's an engrossing read. Since I finished this on baseball’s opening day, I'll use a baseball analogy. If ATMG was a grand slam, this is a home run. There are three components necessary for a successful book - good writin...