What I’m Reading: The Stranger Inside

I was on Hoopla.  As part of my pact with myself to not renew my Audible this year, I’ve been trying really hard to make better use of free sources for books.  I was over on Hoopla looking for something interesting and found the book The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger.


I’ve read several of Unger’s books previous to this read.  If I’m looking for something crime-related, I have to say, I do like her as an author.  This book had me thinking a lot.  What if that had happened to me?  How would I have felt?  Would I have reacted the same way?  Could I have let it go and moved on?  That kept me reading but from time to time, it did get a little bit repetitive and at one point, I felt like saying to the author, “yep, I understand you are saying now spit the story out”.

Here is what Amazon had to say:
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.”

Amazon readers gave the book 4.3 stars.  I’d agree.  The book had me thinking.

If you are looking for the book, you can find it HERE on Amazon.

3 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: The Stranger Inside

  1. Pamela Papazidis

    Have you tried Book Bub? I get a good number of free books from that site. They are not audible, unfortunately.

  2. Suzanne

    It has just been during the last year or so I listen to audible books while I quilt. I had just been long arming for a few friends and myself, but in January I was asked if I’d quilt for a shop. I did get quite busy and really had no time to read. I would quilt for others during the day and in the evenings I’d hand stitch or sew in the living room while my husband and I watch tv (well him really). So I started listening to books through my library system. Trouble is the selection of books doesn’t seem to change much. Unless you want to read Michelle Obamas or other politicians books or those written by actors. Not my cuppa tea. I see enough of that on television. I really can’t spend money on books. It is a shame because I really do enjoy listening while I quilt. I have filled in the gaps with pod casts about creatives. SO many out there.

  3. Jean GB

    Hi, this is Jean from WI. It’s great to see that the things I sent you are going to good use. The quilt you just showed long arming started as a jelly roll I got from who knows where. I had an idea about doing a jelly roll race quilt with a twist. I sewed the first seam and then made a block the width of that seam and put it somewhere in that length. I sewed the next long row, made a block that size, put it somewhere along the length. Sewed the next length, added a block and so on. I had no idea how it would turn out but liked it when it was done. I’m more of a piecer than a quilter which is why I had so many tops and not quilts. I’m so glad I found somewhere that can use the things I know I won’t . Thanks again for what you do and thanks for having breakfast with me every morning. Jean

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