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The perfect stranger
2019
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A masterful follow-up to the New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girls --the gripping story of a journalist who sets out to find her missing friend, a woman who may never have existed at all. "Think: Luckiest Girl Alive , The Girl on the Train , Gone Girl " ( TheSkimm ).

When Leah Stevens' career implodes, a chance meeting with her old friend Emmy Grey offers her the perfect opportunity to start over. Emmy, just out of a bad relationship, convinces Leah to come live with her in rural Pennsylvania, where there are teaching positions available and no one knows Leah's past. Or Emmy's.­

Then there's a wave of vicious crimes in the community and Emmy Grey disappears, and Leah realizes how very little she knows about her friend and roommate. Unable to find friends, family, a paper trail or a digital footprint, the police question whether Emmy Grey existed at all. And mark Leah as a prime suspect.

Fighting the doubts of the police and her own sanity, Leah must uncover the truth about Emmy Grey--and along the way, confront her old demons, find out who she can really trust, and clear her own name. Deep, dark, and irresistibly twisty, "Megan Miranda's eerie suspense thriller...smartly examines the slippery theme of personal identity" ( The New York Times Book Review ).
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An excellent second novel of psychological suspense (after All the Missing Girls, 2016) from best-selling teen author Miranda. So many young women, so many unfortunate choices. Two young women in particular, badly in need of a fresh start, leave the big city behind and relocate to western Pennsylvania. Their first misstep is renting a creepy house with sliding glass doors for a front entry, and hidden crawl spaces. One of the women goes missing, and the other finds herself hard-pressed to provide the police with any actual proof of her housemate's existence, particularly after a car is dredged out of the lake with her boyfriend's body in it, and the sudden realization that her name came from a vodka bottle. Good thing there is a handsome and understanding police officer assigned to the case, one who has made his own unfortunate choices. Highly recommended for fans of Alafair Burke, Gillian Flynn, and Lisa Lutz, and for all readers who like their female characters clever and resourceful, even when their best friends become their worst nightmares.--Murphy, Jane Copyright 2017 Booklist
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