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A Stranger on the Beach

A Novel

Michele Campbell

Mass Market

List Price: 9.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/22/2019)
Paperback (7/28/2020)
Library Binding, Large Print (1/8/2020)
Hardcover (7/23/2019)
CD-Audio (7/23/2019)


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?

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 Thrillers 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"'s "15 Most Anticipated Books of Summer by Women"
Brit + Co's "7 Must-Read Books for Fans of True Crime"
The Nerd Daily's "14 Upcoming 2019 Crime Thriller Books"
Pure Wow's "The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2019"
BookBub's "17 Books That Will Make the Perfect Addition to Your Beach Bag This Summer"
CrimeReads' "The Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer"

"Engrossing...breezy intrigue on a hot summer day." —Publisher's Weekly

"A roller coaster of fear and intrigue."Booklist

"A Stranger on the Beach will keep you reading—and guessing—from one end of your beach weekend to the other."Coastal Living magazine

"Prepare for A Stranger on the Beach to chill your bones, even if you're reading it on the beach." —Newsweek

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

“Master of suspense Michelle Campbell is back with a twisted new thriller.”PopSugar

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

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

“Michele Campbell’s edge-of-your seat story of passion and intrigue will keep you guessing until the very end.”Bookstr

"A Stranger on the Beach rides its rising tide of terror to a finale that blanched my knuckles. An exceptionally suspenseful thriller." —A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

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 Husbandwell 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

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9781250313331, 464pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2021

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.