The Stranger Inside by: Jennifer Jaynes

The Stranger InsideThe Stranger Inside by Jennifer Jaynes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A compelling thriller that will have you at the end of your seat. A end you don’t see coming

I have to be honest, the ending left me conflicted. After several days of thinking about the characters, the plot, the driving force, I had to give Jaynes credit for well thought out and well played thriller.

Diane Christie a successful author has been left with two hurting teenagers after the suicide death of her husband. Her daughter Alexa has been angry with her mother since the family adopted her brother Josh. She now attends a college nearby and only sees her mother when absolutely necessary. Josh is dealing with his past of rejection from his biological parents and to ease his pain, he is finds relief in video games.

Since the death of her husband, Diane volunteers at a local sucide crisis center taking calls. She receives an anonymous call who knows her by name and the details of recent murdered female college student.

The narration is done by Diane, Alexa and the killer. Diane’s voice you hear her struggle as she wants her family whole again and as she begins to date again. Alexa with her insecurities, she lashes out against her mother and suffers a deep depression that only worsens as she starts drinking and taking drugs. The killer whom you do not know but his/her voice is one that finds relief in killing young woman. There is an anger and hurt that he/she cannot control.

As I said in the beginning, I was conflicted (view spoiler).

A Special Thank You to Thomas & Mercer and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

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