The Stranger Inside

The Stranger Inside

Even good people are drawn to do evil things ... Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend's house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to prison but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice—and killed him in cold blood.

Now Rain is living the perfect suburban life, her dark childhood buried deep. She spends her days as a stay-at-home mom, having put aside her career as a hard-hitting journalist to care for her infant daughter. But when another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case. Eerie similarities to the murder of her friends' abductor force Rain to revisit memories she's worked hard to leave behind. Is there a vigilante at work? Who is the next target? Why can't Rain just let it go?

Introducing one of the most compelling and original killers in crime fiction today, Lisa Unger takes readers deep inside the minds of both perpetrator and victim, blurring the lines between right and wrong, crime and justice, and showing that sometimes people deserve what comes to them.

Title:The Stranger Inside
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780778308720
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  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    Holy Shooty Balls!! Suspenseful, tense, & compulsively readable!THE STRANGER INSIDE by LISA UNGER is an engrossing, fantastic, tension-filled, dark, and thrilling novel that was absolutely unputdownab...

  • Kaceey

    3.5*A frightful, harrowing read that will leave you believing monsters do indeed exist!Rain believed she knew how to deal with her past. Put it behind her. Quit dwelling on it. Look to the future...no...

  • Michelle

    I have started and deleted this review at least four times now so I have decided that I'm going to skip plot points because I feel like anything I do say is going to be a spoiler and nobody wants that...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I’m already having a song for this song: “And I wonder I wa wa wa wonder, why a why why why why she wrote this book and I wonder why she published this! “ Just a second, they put cuffs on my han...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister

    5 spectacular stars!An engrossing, suspenseful, tension-filled, pulse-pounding, addictive novel!Rain Winter is a stay-at-home mom who resigned from her high pressure career as an investigative journal...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Holy shit snacks! Lisa Unger has done it again; she's good at these books peeps. Wow, how in the frig am I going to say anything without a spoiler <-- yeah, it's one of those. Okay, short and TTP: I'm...

  • Brenda -Traveling Sister host of The Traveling Friends

    WaHoo! Hot dang that was good!!The Stranger Inside is a unique, clever and compelling character study into good people who do bad things. From the start I was drawn into the minds of our main characte...

  • Lisa

    My thanks to Harlequin and Netgalley. Seriously, the fact that I'm thanking Harliquin for a good book is surreal. Harlequin? This can't be the Harlequin books from my youth? Anywho.. I've only ever re...

  • Paromjit

    I have heard a lot about Lisa Unger, but had never read her crime fiction before, a matter I rectified by reading her latest, this twisted psychological suspense novel about justice, judgement, vigila...

  • Susanne  Strong

    3 StarsRain’s past is something she would love to put behind her - she and her friends were abducted when they were twelve years old. If only it were that simple. She got out, almost unscathed. Her ...