#BlogTour – #BookReview of gripping thriller #TheStrangerInside by Lisa Unger @lisaunger @HQstories #bookrec

I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for gripping thriller The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger. Thank you to Jessica Lee from Harper Collins for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.

About the book:


You committed the perfect crime. But someone knows the truth.

You followed the trial obsessively.

You know he’s guilty and can’t believe he got away with it.

But someone is determined to see justice done.

Rain Winter left journalism behind to focus on her baby daughter. But when a man acquitted for murder is killed, in the same way as his suspected victims, Rain sees a pattern emerging between a series of cold cases.

Meticulous and untraceable, this killer strikes in the dead of night, making sure that the guilty are suitably punished for their crimes.

As Rain’s investigation deepens, she must face up to dark secrets in her own past and the realisation that the killer may be closer than she thinks…

From bestselling author Lisa Unger comes a dark and addictive psychological suspense which will keep you breathless until the last page.

About the author:


Lisa Unger is the internationally bestselling author of seventeen novels, including THE STRANGER INSIDE. With millions of readers worldwide and novels published in twenty-six languages, Lisa Unger is widely regarded as a master of suspense. In 2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations, an honor held by only a few writers including Ruth Rendell and Agatha Christie. The Edgar-nominated UNDER MY SKIN is also a finalist for the prestigious Hammett Prize and Macavity Award for Best Novel. And the original short story THE SLEEP TIGHT MOTEL is a #1 bestselling single.

Unger’s critically acclaimed books have been voted “Best of the Year” or top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, IndieBound and many others. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Travel+Leisure. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family.

My Review:

The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger is one of those books that’s difficult to review as you don’t want to risk giving too much away. It’s a gripping thriller, with twists and turns that will keep you guessing right up until the final page has been turned.

When she was 12 years old, Rain Winter escaped an attempted abduction. Her two friends, Tess and Hank, did not. Hank somehow managed to escape, but Tess never came home again. The abductor was eventually found, sentenced and sent to prison, but upon his release was murdered.

Now an adult, Rain has left a career in journalism behind to become a stay at home mom, focussing all her attention on her baby daughter. But when a man acquitted for murder is killed, Rain begins to see a pattern between this and other cold cases. Who is this vigilante? And does this have any bearing on what happened to her own attempted abductor when she was a child?

The Stranger Inside is a complex and fast paced thriller that once started you cannot put down. Lisa Unger somehow manages to get inside the minds of both killer and victims, making for a tense and thrilling rollercoaster of a read that I thoroughly enjoyed. As Rain gets closer to the truth, she must face up to her own long buried demons as the past collides with the present, leading to a final shocking denouement that I did not see coming.

A brilliant, tense and gripping thriller that I would recommend. This is the first book I’ve read by this author but it definitely won’t be my last. Loved it!

The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger is available to buy now: Amazon UK

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