The Stranger Diaries
Published:16 May 2019
Winner of the 2020 Edgar Award
THE TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR. THE RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK. ‘Utterly bewitching …
a pitch-perfect modern Gothic’ AJ FINN, author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOWA dark story has been brought to terrifying life. Can the ending be rewritten in time?This is what the police know: English teacher Clare Cassidy’s friend Ella has just been murdered. Clare and Ella had recently fallen out.
Found beside the body was a line from The Stranger, a story by the Gothic writer Clare teaches, and the murder scene is identical to one of the deaths in the story. This is what Clare knows: No one else was aware of her fight with Ella. Few others have even read The Stranger.
Someone has wormed their way into her life and her work. They know her darkest secrets. And they don’t mean well.