The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda: A Review

Journalist Leah has to leave Boston due to being accused of libel and harassment of a professor.  Emmy has recently returned from a Peace Corps trip and is seeking a new home, as well, due to problems in her most recent relationship.  The two women have decided to move together to rural Pennsylvania where they can start anew.  Leah takes a job as a teacher and Emmy cleans hotels and houses until she can find something that she is more interested in doing.  At the same time that a young woman that looks eerily similar to Leah is beaten into a coma and left for dead, Leah finds that Emmy is missing.  Emmy must use her former investigative skills to help local detective, Kyle, find her friend but soon finds that what she thought she knew about her friend may not be true.

This book was okay.  There were some twists and turns but the ending was pretty predictable.  It was easy and quick to read but there was a lack of excitement to the book.  There were times when I doubted my initial instincts and was hoping for a certain outcome but it didn't work out that way.  While the characters of Emmy and Leah were interesting, it wasn't enough to make up for the lackluster story line.  I still had times when I enjoyed the book and think that it would be good for fans of suspense but realize that this is not the best suspense or thriller out there.

My rating:
★★★☆☆

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