Sneaking this in just before release!
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review
A STRANGER ON THE BEACH – Michele Campbell (out tomorrow!)
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My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
Despite having her other books on my shelf, this was my introduction to Michele Campbell. I loved the short chapters, the quick pacing, and getting into the minds of these characters. I would definitely categorize this one as a domestic thriller – a cheating husband, Caroline’s world falling apart, and a stranger that tries to place himself in the middle of it all. Things are bound to get messy, right?
You know that gut feeling you get about someone, even before you meet them? That gut feeling that usually ends up being spot on. Well, Caroline ignored that intuition when she crossed paths with Aidan. After being humiliated at her own house-warming party when her husband shows up with another woman, Caroline crosses paths again with Aidan, the local bartender, and she quickly regrets entangling her life with his. Some crazy events unfold and there’s plenty to keep you glued to the pages.
It was very interesting alternating between Caroline and Aidan for the same encounters. His vision of what was happening versus hers. I really liked that approach. I will say that things are dramatic and over-the-top, but that was something I loved. I was coming off a DNF, and this was just what I needed! Overall, if you’re looking for a thriller with some drama, then you’ll definitely want this one your summer TBR. Perfect to bring along for a beach day of reading.