BOOKS

The Perfect Stranger

Megan Miranda

RRP: £5.99

16 May 2017

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781786492890

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

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 is forced to question her version of reality. To save herself, she must uncover the truth about Emmy Grey – no matter how dark or terrible that truth may be…

REVIEWS

A twisty, compulsive read, I loved it.Ruth Ware, author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, praise for All The Missing Girls

All the Missing Girls is a smart, suspenseful, and emotionally complex thriller... Lock the doors, turn off the phone, and read until the last satisfying page.Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Ex, praise for All The Missing Girls

'Both [Gillian] Flynn's and Miranda's main characters also reclaim the right of female characters to be more than victim or femme fatale... All the Missing Girls is set to become one of the best books of 2016.' Los Angeles Review of Books;

'Are you paying attention? You'll need to be; this thriller will test your brain with its reverse chronological structure, and it's a page-turner to boot.' ELLE;

'Intricately plotted...Ms. Miranda brings heightened suspense and a twist to this familiar scenario by telling the story, which unfolds over 15 days, in reverse chronological order.' New York Times;

'All the Missing Girls is the archetypal murder mystery, the kind it seems like everyone has been hungry for since Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and Paula Hawkins's Girl on a Train.' Cosmopolitan.com

Praise for ALL THE MISSING GIRLS