The Stranger Inside

by Laura Benedict

Mulholland Books

February 5, 2019

ISBN-10: 0316444928

ISBN-13: 9780316444927

Available in: Hardcover, Audio, e-Book

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The Stranger Inside
by Laura Benedict

A chilling, suspenseful psychological drama in the tradition of Shari Lapena and Liane Moriarty, by the Edgar and ITW Thriller Award nominated author Laura Benedict.

What if you came home to find a stranger living in your house?

Kimber Hannon imagines she has complete control over her life, until she comes home to find that her house key no longer opens her front door. A man is living in her house. A stranger, who presents a lease bearing Kimber’s own signature. When she confronts him, he gets close enough to whisper, “I was there. I saw what you did.”

Those words reveal a connection to Kimber’s distant past, before her sister’s sudden death more than twenty years ago. Her fear abruptly shifts.

This trespasser knows her somehow. He isn’t after anything as simple as her money or artwork or charming Craftsman bungalow. He wants to come into her carefully orchestrated life—and destroy it.

Kimber has always been ruthless when it comes to getting what she wants. But can she discover the truth about her enemy’s ident



Laura Benedict's Bio

Laura Benedict is the Edgar- and ITW Thriller Award- nominated author of seven novels of suspense, including the forthcoming The Stranger Inside (February 2019). Small Town Trouble, her latest book, is a cozy crime novel. Her Bliss House gothic trilogy includes The Abandoned Heart, Charlotte's Story (Booklist starred review), and Bliss House. Her short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and in numerous anthologies like Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads, The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers, and St. Louis Noir. A native of Cincinnati, she lives in Southern Illinois with her family. Visit her at www.laurabenedict.com to read her blog and sign up for her quarterly newsletter.