Blog Tour Review, A Perfect Stranger

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A Perfect Stranger
Shalini Boland

293 pages
Bookouture
published July 11, 2022

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Book Description:

Two marriages. Three little lies. Someone’s going to die…

I hold my breath as my handsome husband walks through the door. I’ve planned the perfect surprise birthday party for him. Our friends are gathered and the champagne is flowing. But when I catch the look in his deep brown eyes, I realise I’ve got this horribly wrong.

All evening my stomach is churning. And I can’t help but notice Danielle Baines speaking with Aiden. With her salon-styled hair, diamonds glittering on her ring finger and married to a rich businessman she has the kind of lifestyle I can only dream of. I’ve never liked her. And I know the feeling is mutual.

So why is she here and what is she saying to my husband?

Now it’s the end of the party and the man I love is confessing a secret that shocks me to the core. But it’s not what I was afraid of. It’s much worse.

He says we have to take our son and leave the place we call home because our lives are in danger.

I thought I knew everything about my husband. But suddenly he feels like a stranger. Should I trust him with my life?

From the million-copy bestselling author, this totally gripping psychological thriller will have you guessing until the last jaw-dropping twist. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and The Wife Between Us.

My Review

This is my second book by the author, and I am surprised she isn’t getting more buzz.  She writes easy to read, entertaining, twisty books that reminds me a little of a Freida McFadden or Kiersten Modglin.

I was drawn in by a potential murder before we flash back to see how we got there. There are likable characters that are relatable, and their flaws make them real.  Two couples who seem to have not a lot in common other than secrets.  The further you read, the more intertwined they become.  And of course, twists that you do not see coming.  After the last book, I just read the story and don’t even try to figure out what the outcome is.  And trust me I never would have.

We go back and forth between the two wives POVs along with a chapter here and there thrown in by a bad guy.  Not many chapters are his but they are just perfectly placed to keep feeding you a little info.

Shalini has become a go to author for me and I highly recommend this book.

Sherry

Author Bio:

Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and Jess their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer songwriter, but now she spends her days writing suspense thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).

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