Today, A Stranger on the Beach by Michelle Campbell was published by St. Martin’s Press. Thanks to NetGalley, I was able to get an e-ARC of this book and I absolutely loved it!
The cover itself is a perfect setup for the novel — a dark sky over a beach, giving you a sense of the figurative storm that you’re about to endure. This novel centers around Caroline, who has just built a beautiful house on the beach with her husband. Aiden happens to be a bartender at Caroline’s housewarming, where she and her husband have a very loud & public argument. Aiden’s & Caroline’s lives become intertwined in so, so many ways, and it all comes crashing to an exciting ending.
I loved the twists that were layered on twists in this novel. I loved that we got to see parts of the story from both Aiden’s & Caroline’s perspectives, and it is up to the reader to determine where the truth lies. While I was able to predict a few elements of the plot before I read them, I truly enjoyed the build-up to the climax and how I felt like there was always another piece of the puzzle I was missing. This is a perfect book for your beach bag!
4/5 Stars for me — Let me know what you think!