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Parade’s “10 Books Written by Women We Can’t Wait to Read in 2019” | She Reads’ “Most Anticipated Thillers of Summer 2019” | Pure Wow’s “The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2019” | CrimeReads‘ “The Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer”
From bestselling author Michele Campbell comes A Stranger on the Beach, an edge-of-your seat story of passion and intrigue that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Caroline Stark’s beach house was supposed to be her crowning achievement: a lavish, expensive space to showcase what she thought was her perfect family. But after a very public fight with her husband, she realizes things may not be as perfect as they seem: her husband is lying to her, the money is disappearing, and there’s a stranger on the beach outside her house.
As Caroline’s marriage and her carefully constructed lifestyle begin to collapse around her, she turns to Aidan, the stranger, for comfort…and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aidan’s infatuation with Caroline, her family, and her house becomes more and more destructive. But who is manipulating whom in this deadly game of obsession and control? Who will take the blame when someone ends up dead…and what is Caroline hiding?
This is my third novel by Michele Campbell and I have given the other two books 3 or 4 crowns. I wanted to see how I felt about this novel to determine if this is an automatic read author for me. I am happy to say, I think it is!
This was an intriguing book in that it had two vastly different perspectives and it was practically impossible to tell who, if either one, was reliable. I did guess the end at about 80% through but it was very well done.
A story of deceit and manipulation; lust and greed; this had it all. I highly recommend this book.
I gave this book 4 crowns.