A Stranger on the Beach – Michele Campbell – Bookrush 11

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?

My Thoughts:
In this book we follow two different perspectives of the events after Caroline and her husband having a huge row at their house-warming party and everyone there knows the outcome of the row is divorce.

We follow Caroline as she goes to the local bar to get drunk and then takes the bartender (Aiden) home, for what she hopes is just a one night stand but Aiden sticks around, he is stalking her, threatening her. Saying things that worry her.

Aiden is in love with Caroline, he just wants to protect her. He knows that her husband is bad news and Caroline has asked him to protect her. He knows that her husband is dangerous.

This is a really interesting book because we get to hear from both Caroline and Aiden throughout the book and how they are each experiencing the unfolding events. I really enjoyed this aspect because they both see it so differently from each other.

The ending I thought was really good because I definitely didn’t see it coming at all.

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