Disclaimer - Renee Knight

Genre: Thriller
Synopsis: Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft into a living nightmare. Though ostensibly fiction, The Perfect Stranger recreates in vivid, unmistakable detail the terrible day Catherine became hostage to a dark secret, a secret that only one other person knew--and that person is dead. Now that the past is catching up with her, Catherine’s world is falling apart. Her only hope is to confront what really happened


Review: I've actually read so many thrillers recently that they're all starting to blend together in my head. This is the one with the book, and the son, and the holiday... yeah okay.

This was an okay enough read that I read to the end, but it relied heavily on actions which, to a clueless reader, are fine, but in hindsight, are utterly bizzare. In other words, this book really only works until you know what's going on, and then it becomes apparent that everything should have been resolved far more simply and much sooner. In fact, the allegations against the main character and the potential breakdown of her life as a result of the novel really seems completely unnecessary when she could just be honest with everyone and save herself the additional distress. It just makes no sense.

The premise, of finding a book written about you, is quite intriguing, but it's also incredibly over the top and in the end the reasoning seems very thin and very little of it is credible at all. The characters aren't great either. If I recall correctly, there were parts of the writing that irked me too, but I can't remember why. Clearly, it was ultimately quite a forgettable novel.

This is a pretty short review, I just really don't have a lot to say about this book. Wouldn't recommend it.

Rating: 2/5 

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