A Perfect Stranger

Author: Shalini Boland
Publisher: Bookouture
Date Published: July 11, 2022


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 realize I’ve got this horribly wrong.


We know from the prologue that someone is dead. Our job is to find out why.

And oh, the journey to why is complicated and twisted. First, we have Emma, the unsuspecting wife (and this time the secret is not an affair!) who is heavily pregnant. And that always ties my stomach in knots because I know that she’s going to be vulnerable at some point as she tries to prevent the baby from coming too early. And as if that weren’t enough, she’s also trying to protect her 4-year-old, Josh, from what she just learned about her husband, Aidan.

And then there’s Josh’s boss and his wife. They seemingly have it all. Marcus owns a luxury car dealership. And Dani is his always perfectly put together wife, who didn’t come from money but now that she does, acts like she’s so much better than Emma.

But looks can be deceiving. And once again Shalini Boland pulls off a tense tale with an ending that’s so full of twists and turns they tumble over themselves in the final reveal. And I mean that in a good way, as the final ending is a jaw dropper!

Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for an advance reader’s copy of another great psychological thriller from Shalini!

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