I can’t really explain how I felt on reading the first few pages of this book, I was so happy to be reading another breathtaking Kate Riordan novel. (recieved it from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review)
The Stranger is engaging from the start, it’s a tense and suspenseful story. The story begins the night Diana Devlin goes missing and then jumps to six weeks before, the mystery unfolding as the day of her disappearance dawns closer and closer.
It’s told in the form of Diana’s diary and the third person viewpoints of other characters in the novel. It’s not just about the mystery of Diana’s disappearance: as the story unfolds we learn about the secrets of Penhallow where Diana is staying and the lives of the characters that live there. You can’t help but get drawn into their lives and want to know more about them, even when you get to the final page you wonder what happened next?
I love the impact of the countdown to Diana’s disappearance and how the author gets into the characters heads and we learn so much about them. I love the setting and atmosphere: a Cornish village. I loved this book!