The Stranger Inside Paperback – 3 October 2019
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1848457073
- ISBN-13 : 978-1848457072
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
- Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers (3 October 2019)
- Language: : English
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Praise for The Stranger Inside:
‘It is BRILLIANT!! Convincingly and compellingly written – I believed every word, and was gripped until the last thrilling page’ Suzy K Quinn
‘A darkly thrilling tale of survival and obsession. Lisa Unger never disappoints’ Riley Sager, bestselling author of Final Girls
‘It’s not often that I’m stunned by the ending to a novel. But The Stranger Inside is rich with surprise from the very first page. It’s a smart, taut thriller’ Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of The Flight Attendant
‘This complex psychological thriller digs deep into the layers of trauma that linger long after a terrible crime’ Kirkus
‘Unger’s well-honed craft shows in her unmasking the avenger early on and using the reveal to ratchet up suspense’ Publishers Weekly
‘Unger's latest thriller relentlessly uncovers a multitude of secrets, leading readers down a delicious path of fear, lies, and long-awaited justice, with an ending that will leave jaws dropping’ Booklist
Praise for Lisa Unger:
‘Suspenseful, sensitive, sexy, subtle. The best nail-biter I have read for ages. Highly recommended.’Lee Child
‘Deeply plotted and complex and carries an undeniable momentum. Lisa Unger’s enthralling cast of characters pulled me right in and locked me down tight. This is one book that will have you racing to the last page, only to have you wishing the ride wasn’t over.’Michael Connelly
‘Riveting psychological suspense of the first order. If you haven’t yet experienced Lisa Unger, what are you waiting for?’ Harlan Coben
‘Lisa Unger’s deliciously intense and addictive thriller got under my skin. I picked it up, was drawn into this dark, tangled tale, and couldn’t pull away until it was done. Gripping suspense at its best.’ Karin Slaughter
About the Author
Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of 16 novels. Her books are published in 26 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Lisa Unger lives in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with her husband, daughter and labradoodle.
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Rain, brillante journaliste, a mis sa carrière de côté pour se consacrer entièrement à son bébé. Elle file le parfait amour avec son mari Greg, et sa vie est en apparence ordinaire et paisible. Mais lorsqu'un homme est retrouvé assassiné chez lui, son instinct la pousse à enquêter. Cet homme avait été soupçonné d'avoir tué sa compagne et acquitté un an plus tôt. Quelqu'un aurait-il décidé de faire justice lui-même... à nouveau? Car le mode opératoire n'est pas sans rappeler deux précédentes exécutions du même genre. Le coupable, très minutieux, n'a jamais été retrouvé. Rain, à l'époque profondément marquée par ce procès qu'elle avait suivi de près, est déterminée à découvrir ce qu'il se cache derrière ce meurtre. Mais la quête de vérité a un prix: elle se retrouve confrontée aux démons de son propre passé, extrêmement traumatisant, qu'elle aurait préféré laisser à tout jamais derrière elle. Un passé qu'elle est parvenue à partiellement dissimuler à son propre mari, mais dont quelqu'un est manifestement au courant. Quelqu'un qui la surveille, de très près. Quelqu'un qui n'a jamais réussi à oublier...
When Laraine was 12 & best friends with Tess, something horrible happened. Neither of them were especially cool. They were smart, A students, but naive & sheltered. And, Hank, who they were on their way to meet at his house, he was just a skinny, uncoordinated comic-book geek, video-game nerd. All he wanted to be when he grew up was a superhero.
They almost didn't see him; the big man who sat still by the side of the creek. They might have walked right past him without noticing, if not for the dog (a huge German Shepherd) who bared his teeth & growled and blocked their path. The man was slovenly, dressed all in black, with a bushy unkempt beard & thick black-rimmed glasses. Everything Rain has done since that day is about what happened that day. She was Lara, then. Rain is the name she gave herself. It's her survivor name. She survived that day. She may not have. It's etched into her memory as THE worst day of her life. They saw & experienced horrors that changed her. She still has a lot of guilt about that day & shame.
Rain has so much hate & rage in her heart, because of the intentional action of an evil man wanting to do harm. The man was a violent sociopath, newly released from a psychiatric facility & living alone in a house HE had inherited from his deceased parents. As a child, HE was the victim of unspeakable abuse at the hands of his deranged parents. The abuse HE suffered as a child turned him into a monster. HE murdered a child & tortured two others. All these years later, Rain is still trying to make sense of it all. She's on a path that keeps looping her back into misery. Is it braver to keep a secret or tell it?