"This lively whodunit keeps you guessing until the end." —People
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 teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she even teaches a course on him. But when one of Clare’s colleagues is found dead, with a line from Holland’s iconic story “The Stranger” left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with her favorite literature.
The police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her diary, the only outlet for her suspicions and fears. 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?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
English teacher Clare Cassidy teaches a course about haunting literature in a haunted building; then a fellow teacher—who also happens to be her best friend—turns up dead. From there, the gothic subject matter Clare specializes in starts creeping off the page and into real life. The Stranger Diaries is a story braided together from the points of view of Clare, her daughter, Georgia, and a detective named Harbinder. Elly Griffiths, author of the Ruth Galloway mystery series, shrouds this stand-alone novel in ghostly scares and the satisfying details of a police procedural. We tore through this novel in record time.