Thursday 3 October 2019

The Stranger Inside || Lisa Unger || Blog Tour

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.


This was something else, it was compelling with a complex story line that left me as the reader feeling conflicted, unsettled and very very gripped.

When Rain was 12 she survived a horrific trauma, she was meant to be taken that day - but instead her friends were and she was left with a lifetime of guilt and questions.  Now Rain is a mother, she has buried all her thoughts and experiences of that day deep down and locked them away.

However, when another murderer is found dead and similarities are drawn, Rain finds herself griped once more to the case and asking questions, maybe it is time to tell her story. This narrative looks at not only the killer but the victims, we consider how it impacted their lives and shaped their futures.

It makes you question right and wrong, who decides on guilt and even considers the psychological impact it all has on those involved. This was a brilliant book that i was not able to unravel the story at any point, i had no inclination where it was going.

The characters were deep and complex with deep rooted relationships with each other and those around them. They were complex and took a while to get to know and i still dont feel like i ever really knew them all that well just what they wanted us to see.

I found this book to be a fantastic read, in some parts it was traumatic but boy was it worth every minute of my time, i felt anxious, uneasy and genuinely all over the place with this one. I cannot rate it enough, this is unlike anything i have read in a long long time!

*Gifted for review & blog tour*

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