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The Stranger Inside

A twisty thriller you won't be able to put down

By Laura Benedict

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'Absorbing, addictive and downright chilling' Alison Gaylin. Fans of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR will love this gripping thriller.

A twisting thriller you won't be able to put down

'This classy, atmospheric thriller is always one step ahead' Heat

'Absorbing, addictive and downright chilling' Alison Gaylin

'Suspenseful and moving, The Stranger Inside gripped me from the first page' Meg Gardiner

A gripping psychological thriller for fans of The Couple Next Door, I Let You In and The Girl Before

When Kimber Hannon returns home from a work trip, she is shocked to discover that the locks have been changed and a man she doesn't know has moved into her house.

She calls the police, but they don't believe her version of events. Just before Kimber is forced to leave, the stranger whispers 'I was there. I saw what you did.'

These words shake Kimber to the core. Somehow, he knows a secret that could ruin her carefully orchestrated life. The question is - which one?

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Readers are LOVING The Stranger Inside

'I was captivated by it from the very first chapter'

'This is the definition of a page turner'

'Full of secrets, lies, twists and turns'

'Oh wow! What a rollercoaster of a book I didn't know what to expect next!'

'Gripping thriller that I just couldn't put down!!'

'Absolutely stunning book! One of my favourites of this year'

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Praise for The Stranger Inside

'Laura Benedict turns her unique voice in suspense to this elegant scary mystery, where nothing is as it seems and one woman's truth is shattered by the hidden secrets of her past.' J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Lie to Me

'Compelling characters, lush settings, complex emotions-all in a clever plot and spiced with a hint of darkness . . . But a warning: once you pick it up, you will yield your life to the power of a great storyteller' Carolyn Haines, bestselling author of The House of Memory

Biographical Notes

Laura Benedict is the Edgar- and ITW Thriller Award- nominated author of eight novels of mystery and suspense, including The Stranger Inside, and the Bliss House novels. Her short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and numerous anthologies. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, she lives with her family in Southern Illinois, surrounded by bobcats, coyotes, and other predators.

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  • ISBN: 9781473672994
  • Publication date: 07 Feb 2019
  • Page count: 352
  • Imprint: Mulholland Books
Absorbing, addictive and downright chilling, The Stranger Inside made me lose sleep in the best possible way. I was shocked by the reveals, too - and that doesn't happen often! This one's a must-read. — Alison Gaylin, USA Today bestselling author of If I Die Tonight
The Stranger Inside is an intense, fascinating character study that will have you rooting for Kimber while she turns her life around and tries to stay alive. — Catherine Coulter, New York Times bestselling author of Paradox
Can you imagine the nightmare of a stranger taking over your house? The terror you would feel? With The Stranger Inside, Laura Benedict turns her unique voice in suspense to the elegant scary mystery, where nothing is as it seems and one woman's truth is shattered by the hidden secrets of her past. — J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Lie to Me
Suspenseful and moving, The Stranger Inside gripped me from the first page. Laura Benedict is at the top of her game. — Meg Gardiner, author of Into the Black Nowhere
Laura Benedict's The Stranger Inside begins with one of the most unnerving premises I've ever read. This is a masterfully constructed thriller about one woman's inability to escape from the complicated web of her past. You won't be able to put it down until every secret is revealed, one breathtaking surprise after another, all the way until the shocking final pages. — David Bell, USA Today bestselling author of Somebody’s Daughter
The Stranger Inside is a twisty, compelling thriller. Laura Benedict takes hold of your throat and doesn't let go until the final page. — Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of The Three Beths
Compelling characters, lush settings, complex emotions - all in a clever plot and spiced with a hint of darkness. These are the trademarks of Laura Benedict's writing. — Carolyn Haines, bestselling author of the Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries and The House of Memory
Ever-twisting, surprise-filled . . . Kimber is the epitome of the unreliable narrator. Readers will enjoy vicarious chills in her company. — Publishers Weekly, starred review
This classy, atmospheric thriller is always one step ahead — Heat
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