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by Renée Knight
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Harper, 2015 (2015)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Catherine Ravenscroft has no idea how the book ended up on the nightstand next to her bed. But as she begins reading the novel she is captivated by the story because she realizes she is reading about herself and a day in her life twenty years ago. Unfortunately this wasn't a happy day and what transpired is something that Catherine has kept secret and tried to forget.

It's entitled The Perfect Stranger, and the book's author is obviously an alias, which makes the shaken reader wonder who could share her secret. More troubling, though, is the fact that at the conclusion of the story the featured character meets her end.

Sharing the narrative with Catherine in this psychological thriller is Stephen Brigstocke, a widower who made a shocking discovery among his departed wife's possessions. Stephen finds a manuscript that contains all the material about Catherine Ravenscroft's terrible secret that she's kept hidden from her family and friends.

Catherine and Stephen have never met but now he knows more about Catherine than anyone else. With her past about to catch up with her, this woman is on a collision path with forces unleashed decades before this final reckoning.

Unsettling, yet impossible to set down, Disclaimer is a captivating read you'll find lingers with you long after the final page has been turned.

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