I hate writing a bad review for a book because I don’t enjoy bashing an author’s baby. I enjoyed Miranda’s previous book and looked forward to reading The Perfect Stranger, but it just wasn’t for me.

Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston. When her old friend, Emmy Grey, proposes they move so both women can start over, it seems to be the perfect solution. But their new start is threatened when a woman is assaulted and Emmy disappears days later. Determined to find Emmy, Leah investigate her friend’s life for clues and begins to wonder: did she truly know Emmy?

Whenever I approach a book review I want to balance out my good feelings with my bad feelings, but I simply can’t think of anything positive to say here. Perhaps my issues with the book are that alone … mine. Perhaps the things I didn’t like, someone else will have no issues with at all. It took me 3 days to read this book, which is average, but it felt like it took sooooo much longer. The story didn’t flow, but rather felt all over the place. I don’t feel like I knew anything about any of the characters. There was so much going on that I felt my brain would explode with information overload. And to make matters worse, I didn’t see a connection with some of it to the overall plot. The ending? I’m not quite sure I even understand exactly what happened.

Fellow readers, this book wasn’t for me and I can’t recommend it. However, we’re all different. Perhaps you’ll love it?

I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley.


Rating: 2 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: The Perfect Stranger

Author: Megan Miranda

Release Date: April 11, 2017

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