Book Review: ‘A Stranger On The Beach’ Is A Great Summer Thriller

Caroline Stark has her dream house out in the Hamptons and it’s time to show it off. She is having a big party to show it off. And she expects her husband Jason to be there. He tells her he won’t be able to make it because of business. She gets suspicious and tracks his phone and finds he’s been lying to her. She suspects he is having an affair. He shows up at the party with a hot Russian woman and things explode between them. She soon finds all the money in their accounts gone and she files for a divorce and serves him.

Days before the big party Aidan Callahan is on the beach staring at the house. The land use to belong to his grandfather. She sees him and confronts him and he says he was just looking. After the events of the party and being penny-less Caroline goes into the local bar and finds Aidan bar-tending and flirts with him. She goes back a second time and they go to her house and have a long night and morning of sex. He becomes infatuated with her and she tries to tell him to back off but he won’t. He appears to be stalking her and her family. She has gotten back together with her husband Jason and needs him to go away.

As the story progresses we see the story being told be each of them in a different way. The night of a hurricane if all comes to a head when tragedy strikes and someone is arrested for murder. But who is the guilty party and just who is playing who in this game of cat and mouse. And as the facts come out everything may not be as it appears to be.

Author Michelle Campbell reels you in right from the beginning and never lets up. The story has so many twists and turns you don’t know who to believe. It all leads up to a shocking climax you don’t see coming. A great summer read for sure.

You can pick up A Stranger On The Beach in stores on Tuesday, July 23rd from St. Martin’s Press.

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