Kate Riordan

The Stranger
  • The Stranger

  • A top ten Red Magazine book . . .

    Cornwall, 1940.

    In the hushed hours of deepest night a young woman is found washed up on the rocks.

    Was it a tragic accident? Or should the residents of Penhallow have been more careful about whom they invited in?

    In the midst of war three women arrive seeking safety at Penhallow Hall.

    Each is looking to escape her past.

    But one of them is not there by choice.

    As the threat of invasion mounts and the nightly blackouts feel longer and longer, tensions between the close-knit residents rise until dark secrets start to surface.

    And no one can predict what their neighbour is capable of . . .

    In a house full of strangers, who do you trust?

    'A beautiful and intriguing page-turner. Cornwall springs to life in vivid colour' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Sapphire Widow

    'Wonderfully atmospheric and utterly engrossing. I hardly moved until I had read the very last word' AJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird

Kate Riordan is a writer and journalist. She is an avid reader of Daphne du Maurier and Agatha Christie, both of whom inspired her first two novels, The Girl in the Photograph and The Shadow Hour. She lives in the Cotswolds, where she writes full-time. The Stranger is her latest book.