Saturday, August 2, 2014

review: the perfect stranger by wendy corsi staub

When the post goes up on Meredith’s cancer blog that she’s passed away, her blogger friends are shocked she hadn’t revealed the cancer was back; they are further stunned to learn she was actually murdered. Although they’ve never met in person, the other bloggers decide to attend Meredith’s funeral which leads to them being pulled into the investigation.

The Perfect Stranger poses a question that more people probably should ask—how much information exists about you online? Meredith posted plenty of identifying information on her blog and while Landry tries hard not to, it’s easy for anyone who knows her name to learn quite a bit. A few of Wendy Corsi Staub’s choices detract from the mystery to make it far less engaging. The use of present tense generally felt forced. The Perfect Stranger also had far too many “main” characters for any connection to be made. During the final tense scenes, I didn’t care which characters lived or who the killer was.
3/5
Review copy from Amazon Vine.

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