A Stranger on the Beach (Hardcover)

A Novel

By Michele Campbell

St. Martin's Press, 9781250202536, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/22/2019)
CD-Audio (7/23/2019)

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From bestselling author Michele Campbell comes A Stranger on the Beach, an edge-of-your seat story of passion and intrigue that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Caroline Stark’s beach house was supposed to be her crowning achievement: a lavish, expensive space to showcase what she thought was her perfect family. But after a very public fight with her husband, she realizes things may not be as perfect as they seem: her husband is lying to her, the money is disappearing, and there’s a stranger on the beach outside her house.

As Caroline’s marriage and her carefully constructed lifestyle begin to collapse around her, she turns to Aidan, the stranger, for comfort…and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aidan’s infatuation with Caroline, her family, and her house becomes more and more destructive. But who is manipulating whom in this deadly game of obsession and control? Who will take the blame when someone ends up dead…and what is Caroline hiding?

About the Author

A graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Law School, Michele Campbell worked at a prestigious Manhattan law firm before spending eight years fighting crime as a federal prosecutor in New York City.

Michele is the author of She Was the Quiet One and It's Always the Husband.

Praise For A Stranger on the Beach: A Novel

Praise for A Stranger on the Beach:

One of...
Parade's "10 Books Written by Women We Can't Wait to Read in 2019"
She Reads' "Most Anticipated Thillers of Summer 2019"
Her Campus' "14 Books By Women We Can't Wait to Read This Year"
Frolic Media's "Most Anticipated Beach Reads"
Bookstr's "8 Thrillers For Your Beach Bag This Summer"
Women.com's "15 Most Anticipated Books of Summer by Women"

"A twisted story for fans of Dirty John.” —Brit + Co

"Bestselling author Michele Campbell's newest thriller is full of passion, inrigue, and nail-biting drama."The Nerd Daily

"Michele Campbell’s latest thriller is full of unexpected moments you won’t see coming."Women.com

Praise for She Was the Quiet One:

"Campbell’s skillful characterization and her shocking final twist make this follow-up to It’s Always the Husband well worthwhile. Readers who enjoyed Simone St. James’ boarding-school mystery, The Broken Girls,should give this a try." —Booklist

"Readers will... be drawn in to the novel’s intricate exploration of divided loyalties and the brittleness of trust." —Publishers Weekly

Praise for It's Always the Husband:

Twists, turns, and a puzzling mix of suspects . . . will keep readers turning the pages.” —Booklist

It's Always the Husband has great character development, allowing readers to really get inside the minds of the characters until the very end, where a shocking twist leaves readers stunned.” —Romantic Times(naming It's Always the Husband a “Top Pick”)

An intriguing whodunit that examines the explosive potential of secrets to destroy friendships, marriages, and lives . . . a page-turner.” —Kirkus Reviews