The Stranger Diaries

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mar 5, 2019 - Fiction - 352 pages

"This lively whodunit keeps you guessing until the end." --People

"Utterly bewitching...As unforgettable as it is original." --A.J. Finn

"Goose-bump spooky, smart, and haunting...I loved this book!" --Louise Penny

Death lies between the lines when the events of a dark story start coming true in this haunting modern gothic mystery, perfect for fans of Magpie Murders and The Lake House.

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare's colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Holland's most famous story, "The Stranger," left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favorite literature.

To make matters worse, the police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her closest confidant, her diary, the only outlet she has for her darkest suspicions and fears about the case. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn't hers, left on the page of an old diary:

Hallo Clare. You don't know me.

Clare becomes more certain than ever: "The Stranger" has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?

 

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Clare Cassidy, a secondary school English teacher, keeps a diary and is an expert on a Victorian writer famous for a short horror story who lived at the school where she teaches. Another teacher is ... Read full review

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The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths presents a better mystery with two mysteries within the novel and three narrators: a mother, Clare, her daughter, Georgia, and the police inspector, DS Harbinder ... Read full review

Contents

Harbinder
67
Georgia
117
Clare
145
Harbinder
175
Georgia
235
Clare
257
Harbinder
273
Georgia
293
Georgia
305
Harbinder
311
Harbinder and Clare
315
The Third Time
323
Back Flap
339
Back Cover
340
Spine
341
Copyright

Harbinder
299

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ELLY GRIFFITHS is the author of the Ruth Galloway and Magic Men mystery series, and the standalone novel The Stranger Diaries. She is a recipient of the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.

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