What if you realised the terrifying book you were reading was all about you?
When a mysterious novel appears at Catherine Ravenscroft's bedside, she is curious. She has no idea who may have sent her The Perfect Stranger or how it ended up on her nightstand. At first, she is intrigued by the suspenseful story that unfolds .
And then she realises.
This isn't fiction.
The Perfect Stranger re-creates in vivid, unmistakable detail the day Catherine became hostage to a dark secret, a secret that only one other person knew, and that person is dead.
Now that the past that Catherine so desperately wants to forget is catching up with her, her world is falling apart. Plunged into a living nightmare, her only hope is to confront what really happened on that terrible day... even if the shocking truth might destroy her.
Publisher: Black Swan
This book is brilliant! What a fantastic idea for a story and an excellent debut from Renne Knight.
Catherine Ravenscroft, a successful director has just moved house. She finds a book on her bedside table entitled The Perfect Stranger; she is intrigued and begins reading one night. As she gets further into the book, she realises that the main character is actually her; the secrets that she has been hiding for many years are laid bare in the book. Who has written the book and how did it get into her house? Dare she read to the end?
I really did struggle to put this book down, the chapters are the perfect size and each one leaves you wanting more. It's such a beautifully creepy idea. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when Catherine realised the book was about her. The whole book is based on lies, secrets and deception, you are constantly wondering what the truth is.
There were so many twists at the end. Renee Knight plotted them expertly and I did not see the main one coming. It almost felt like a treat as I was already so impressed.
I highly recommend that you read this book, I was so pleased to read that the author has already started working on her second book, I can't wait to see what she does next.