[Free E–pub] The Stranger Behind You

The Stranger Behind YouThank you to NetGalley and Harper Collins Publishers For This ARC In Exchange this ARC in exchange my honest review The Stranger Behind You by Carol Goodman is a solid mystery that shines light on the too often occurrences of violence and assault against women The Stranger Behind You weaves together a modern scandal and a mobster story of the 1940s both of which that centers around a young journalist desperately trying to seek truth I enjoyed the mystery much like others of Goodman s novels I have read in the ast So good Told from two POV the grieving widow and the reporter who took her husband down While the rimary story was really good the backstory of the Magdalen laundries was fascinating I stopped reading a couple of times to look up information about this awful time in our history Lots of adventure and action Surprise ending that really was a surprise Definitely recommended I enjoyed this book and the arallel storylines The contemporary storyline follows a young woman who exposes w wealthy ublishers sexual harassment of female Employees The Parallel Storyline The arallel storyline from the forties and involves two friends one of whom becomes involved wi. In the tradition of Daphne du Maurier Michelle Richmond and Shari Lapena comes the newest mystery thriller from Edgar Award–winning bestselling author Carol Goodman a twisty chilling story set in a former Magdalen Laundry in Manhattan that explores today’s #MeToo complexitiesIt’s taken Joan Lurie three years to write her article exposing a famous newspaper tycoon as a sexual redator On the eve of its Black Women in White America publication she celebrates at aarty thrown in her honor and is riding highonly to be brutally attacked as. ,

Th a I both storylines the women are used and manipulated by owerful men Both storylines involve a mystery to be solved The climax is thrilling and the ending has a satisfactory resolution with an ironic twist This is an enjoyable and engaging book that I enjoyed Thank you to William Morrow and Custom House and NetGalley for roviding an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review The book will be ublished on July 6th 2021Plot 55 Characters 45 Writing 45Carol Goodman writes the most intriguing convoluted surprising novels She is a master of setting the mood in this case creepy mysterious righteous and fearful The I m a big Goodman fan so I get excited whenever she ublishes a new book I was a little surprised by the Monster der Woche premise of THE STRANGER BEHIND YOU though since it seemed to be a bit of a departure for her Although the novel is set in modern day New York City instead of Goodman s usual rural upstate settings a lot of the story takeslace in the Refuge an apartment building with an unusual history so it still manages to have the haunting Gothic feel that defines Goodman s stories That unsettling vibe She is returning home late that night Traumatized and suffering the effects of a concussion she moves to a highly secure new apartment building in northern Manhattan called the Refuge Safely seuestered away she tries to begin writing a book that expands her much lauded exposéAt the Refuge Joan encounters a frail 96 year old woman who has been living in the building since the 1940s when it was a Magdalen Laundry and Refuge for Fallen Women When Lillian first arrived she since the 1940s when it was a Magdalen Laundry and Refuge for Fallen Women When Lillian first arrived she hiding out from the infamous Murder Inc. ,

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S my favorite thing about them And there s LOTS OF IT IN THIS PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER ALTHOUGH I of it in this sychological thriller Although I a few of its lot surprises coming the book tells a twisty tale that kept me guessing Overall The STRANGER BEHIND YOU is an absorbing engrossing tale that ulled me in and didn T LET ME GO I ENJOYED IT AS I let me go I enjoyed it as I all of Goodman s books NetGalley E book Carol Goodman is a master storyteller She strays a bit off her normal ath in this latest thriller and it ays off The metoo movement at centerstage when a young reporter exposes a magazine mogul for his evil ways What the reporter didn t count on is the wife seeking revenge upon the reporter This book not only keeps you guessing and rooting for the wronged women to attain justified compensation and eace for their victimization but the reader will also have sympathy for the wife that was left in the corner while her husband took advantage of so many women This is a must read and I highly recommend it for all ublic libraries I only wish it had a appropriate title Thank you to Netgalley for an ARC of this title in Exchange For My Honest for my honest Goodman remains one of my favorite author. Mobsters As Lillian relates her story about the long ago incriminating incident she witnessed that forced her into hiding Joan recalls certain details of her own investigationThe Joan learns about Lillian and the fabled story of the Refuge the she realizes they may be linked to the book she is writing and to her attacker that fateful night As Joan starts to connect the clues and unravel decades worth of history she must stay one step ahead of those who are desperate to make sure Joan never uncovers the final truth.