The Stranger Diaries by Elly GriffithsThe Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

The Stranger Diaries

byElly Griffiths

Hardcover | March 5, 2019

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Utterly bewitching. This atmospheric, intricate thriller, a pitch-perfect modern Gothic, chilled my blood and warmed my heart. As unforgettable as it is original." - A.J. Finn

"Goose-bump spooky, smart, and haunting, in every sense. I loved this book! And you will too." - Louise Penny

Death lies between the lines when the events of a dark story start coming true in this haunting modern gothic mystery, perfect for fans of Magpie Murders and The Lake House.

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare's colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Holland's most famous story, "The Stranger," left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favorite literature.

To make matters worse, the police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her closest confidant, her diary, the only outlet she has for her darkest suspicions and fears about the case. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn't hers, left on the page of an old diary :

Hallo Clare. You don't know me.

Clare becomes more certain than ever: "The Stranger" has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?
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ELLY GRIFFITHS is the author of the Ruth Galloway and Magic Men mystery series. She is the recipient of the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and her work has been praised as gripping" (Louise Penny), "captivating," ( Wall Street Journal ) and "must-reads for fans of crime fiction" (Associated Press). Sh...
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Title:The Stranger DiariesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.18 inPublished:March 5, 2019Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1328577856

ISBN - 13:9781328577856

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Praise for The Stranger Diaries Utterly bewitching. This atmospheric, intricate thriller, a pitch-perfect modern Gothic, chilled my blood and warmed my heart. As unforgettable as it is original." - A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times -bestselling author of The Woman in the Window "My heart is still pounding after finishing Elly Griffiths' The Stranger Diaries . As with her other books, this is fiercely intelligent, warm, human and at times, funny. But unlike her others, this is a stand-alone. Her first and I hope not her last. The Stranger Diaries picks up where the great Gothic thrillers of the past leave off. At once a homage to that great literary form, and a re-imagining. It is goose-bump spooky, smart, and haunting, in every sense. I loved this book! And you will too." - Louise Penny, #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery series "A perfectly paced and compellingly page-turning mystery. Griffiths' use of shifting viewpoints and her pitch perfect recreation of a Victorian gothic short story woven through the narrative serve to heighten the tension in this thrilling, and often spooky, tale. The Stranger Diaries will keeping you reading late into the night. You won't want to put it down . . . or turn out the light!" - Charlie Lovett, New York Times -bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale and The Lost Book of the Grail "Elly Griffiths's haunting tribute to gothic literature is a riveting, humane whodunnit that explores the impact of even our smallest deeds. Urgently paced and sprinkled with literary gems, The Stranger Diaries will have you turning pages until well past the witching hour!" - Matthew Sullivan, author of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore "