A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell
ebook, 352 pages
Published July 23rd 2019 by St. Martin's Press
About the Book:
There is a stranger outside Caroline's house. Her spectacular new beach house, built for hosting expensive parties and vacationing with the family she thought she'd have. But her husband is lying to her and everything in her life is upside down, so when the stranger, Aiden, shows up as a bartender at the same party where Caroline and her husband have a very public fight, it doesn't seem like anything out of the ordinary. As her marriage collapses around her and the lavish lifestyle she's built for herself starts to crumble, Caroline turns to Aiden for comfort...and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aiden's obsession with Caroline, her family, and her house grows more and more disturbing. And when Caroline's husband goes missing, her life descends into a nightmare that leaves her accused of her own husband's murder.
I've read everything Michele Campbell's and I am consistently impressed by the quality of her writing and her ability to write a story you just can't stop reading. A Stranger on the Beach has such an interesting premise and all the who, what, where, why and how questions keep you turning the pages as fast as you possibly can.
I read the book in one day because once I really got into the story, it was like I had to know the ending and how everything came together. I had some guesses early on about parts of the plot and what was going on, but the ending was still a surprise and left me excited about the story. The book is so fast moving during the last few chapters--I found myself racing through it but telling myself to slow down so I didn't miss any details...That's how much of a roller coaster the ending was.
This book is a wild ride you won't be able to put down and won't be able to stop thinking about once you finish it. If you haven't read any of Ms Campbell's books--add all of them to your list. You won't be disappointed.
Thank you NetGalley, Michele Campbell and St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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