Not So Perfect Strangers

By L.S. Stratton (Author)


Format Paperback


One fateful encounter upends the lives of two women in this tense domestic thriller, a modern spin on Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train that flips the script on race and gender politics.
“I’m a big believer that women should help each other, Tasha,” she says. “Don’t you think?”

Tasha Jenkins has finally found the courage to leave her abusive husband. Taking her teenage son with her, Tasha checks into a hotel the night before their flight out of D.C. and out of Kordell Jenkins’s life forever. But escaping isn’t so easy, and Tasha soon finds herself driving back to her own personal hell. As she is leaving, a white woman pounds on her car window, begging to be let in. Behind the woman, an angry man is in pursuit. Tasha makes a split-second decision that will alter the course of her life: she lets her in and takes off. 
Tasha and Madison Gingell may have very different everyday realities, but what they have in common is marriages they need out of. The two women want to help each other, but they have very different ideas of what that means . . .
They are on a collision course that will end in the case files of the D.C. MPD homicide unit. Unraveling the truth of what really happened may be impossible—and futile. Because what has the truth ever done for women like Tasha and Madison?

Master of psychological suspense L. S. Stratton has written a gripping murder mystery about two perfect strangers whose lives become dangerously entangled, a must-read for fans of crime thriller books.

A Book Riot Best Mystery & Thriller of 2023

“What Stratton does is take our assumptions and turns them upside down. NOT SO PERFECT STRANGERS is a thrilling read with much to consider about marriage, prejudice, abuse and parenting.” —The Book Reporter

“In addition to being a really good read, Not So Perfect Strangers is a smart criticism of the intersections of race, patriarchy, and privilege.” —Book Riot -

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"Not So Perfect Strangers is a gripping, twisted ride! You think you know what’s happening, but you don’t. Chock full of surprises, this dark story unfolds perfectly right up to the last page."
—Samantha Downing, #1 International Bestselling author of For Your Own Good. 

"I was delighted to be caught in the crosshairs of this deliciously devious cat-and-mouse game between two strikingly different, but equally magnetic women as they duked it out for justice, revenge, love, and power. This one keeps the reader guessing until the very end."
—Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network -

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L.S. Stratton is an NAACP Image Award-nominated author and former crime newspaper reporter who has written more than a dozen books under different pen names in just about every genre from thrillers to romance to historical fiction. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband, their daughter, and their tuxedo cat.

Pub Date: 3/28/2023

ISBN: 9781454947431

Price: $16.99 / $22.99 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 320 pages

Trim: 6 x 9 x 0 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Fiction

Publisher: Union Square & Co.

Carton Quantity: 24

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