⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ½
Fiction – Thriller
There is a stranger outside Caroline’s house.
Her spectacular new beach house, built for hosting expensive parties and vacationing with the family she thought she’d have. But her husband is lying to her and everything in her life is upside down, so when the stranger, Aiden, shows up as a bartender at the same party where Caroline and her husband have a very public fight, it doesn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary.
As her marriage collapses around her and the lavish lifestyle she’s built for herself starts to crumble, Caroline turns to Aiden for comfort…and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aiden’s obsession with Caroline, her family, and her house grows more and more disturbing. And when Caroline’s husband goes missing, her life descends into a nightmare that leaves her accused of her own husband’s murder.
What a page turner this was! A Stranger on the Beach was my second Michele Campbell novel and definitely not my last!
I loved how this story was told in the alternating perspectives of Caroline and Aiden. It’s obvious their stories don’t line up but I could not figure out who was telling the truth. I alternated between thinking one or the other was crazy. Michele does a superb job of giving just enough to keep you reading but leaving out enough to always keep you guessing. I was completely blown away by the twists! I love books like this that make me go how in the world did the author think of this?! She’s brilliant!
This is a thriller I think many people will be talking about this summer! Michele Campbell is definitely a great author and I look forward to reading more of her work.
Make sure to add this to one to your TBR list and don’t forget to preorder!
Available July 23rd!
Thank you to Michele Campbell and St. Martin’s Press for my Advance Reader Copy. All opinions expressed are my own.