Following a whirlwind romance, Rose and Chris’s marriage has been unshakeable for twenty years. But when teenager Katie turns up on their doorstep, blonde, wide-eyed and beautiful, their perfect life threatens to crumble to pieces. Because Katie says she’s Chris’s long-lost daughter, the product of a forgotten summer fling.
The couple is still reeling from shock when Katie tells them she has nowhere to go. The couple is her only hope. Kind-hearted Rose invites Katie to stay, despite Chris’s protests. The poor girl has only just lost her mother – they can’t leave her out on the street.
But soon after Katie moves in, strange things start happening. Someone crashes into a neighbour’s fence. An unexplained fire starts in the couple’s kitchen. And a family friend coming to visit disappears on the way to the house. Chris insists Katie has to go. But it’s Chris who won’t explain where he was at the time their friend went missing…
The couple’s dream life seems to be turning into a nightmare. With dark secrets about Chris’s history with Katie’s mother coming to light, Rose no longer knows who to trust. Soon, she isn’t sure whether she’s invited a dangerous stranger into her home, or whether she’s been living with one all along…
A chilling thriller that will make you question everything you think you know about your loved ones. Fans of The Woman in the Window, Then She Was Gone and The Perfect Child won’t be able to put this book down.
What readers are saying about Perfect Stranger:
‘My goodness what a book! I absolutely raced through this… This book is incredible. Every chapter ended on a crazy twist that made it really hard to put down. A truly menacing and memorable psychological thriller.’ Psychothrilla Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow, what an amazing psychological thriller! I absolutely loved reading this book, I was gripped within the first few pages … Compelling, very well-written & hard to put down.’ Tea, Books and Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘From page one I was hooked, in fact I devoured this read, finally turning the last page at 1am. I spent most of this read sat on the edge of my seat…. It takes off like a rocket. The plot was original, clever and so gripping. A psychological thriller par excellence. WHAT A READ, I LOVED IT!!!! An easy five stars and so Highly Recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow – loved this!!! Absolutely gripping – couldn't put this down – very twisty turny – I read this in one go… A great way to spend a day!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A must-read book… He captured everything from mystery, suspense, intense drama, secrets, lies… I was totally shocked and blown away. Rarely does that happen… I am an instant fan.’ Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Had me immediately hooked and intrigued from the first page... An addictive and gripping thriller full of secrets and a roller coaster ride that will stay with you long after the very last page! I don’t want to give too much information away, but I highly recommend.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Amazing… I devoured it in one day… So cleverly written and really messes with your head. Fantastic five stars.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Not your typical, run-of-the-mill thriller.’ A Ravenclaw Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This fast-paced thriller will grab your interest and bring you on one major roller coaster of a ride as it goes along… It’s not anything like I've ever read before… All of the twists and turns had me up all night reading it… Great read.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A 5-star rainy day read for sure!... Fast-paced, unique twist and turns, perfect afternoon book. Grab your coffee first!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘It gripped me... I quickly realized this is not your average mystery thriller… Love when authors keep you guessing!... I would 100% recommend this to my friends and family and anyone who loves a good mystery/thriller.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Absolutely fantastic had me gripped!!! Loved it! Can't wait for more from this author. Storyline was great, characters were easy to connect with.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A perfectly mastered suspense story with characters that sync together well!... A superb read!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘My favourite sort of book! Fast paced, well written with lots of twists.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Brilliant!… The perfect thriller… Has it all… I loved reading every moment of this!… Will have you hooked’ Gemma’s Book Reviews
‘You’ve got to help me.’
On a wet road in the black of night, Karl Seabury is driving home to his pregnant wife. Suddenly, caught in his headlights in the middle of the road is a woman shaking with fright.
The woman says her name is Liz Smith, that her home was attacked, and that she was the only one to escape.
In a split-second decision, Karl decides to help her to safety. But can he really trust her? Or has he put his family in danger?
An absolutely unputdownable thriller, with twist after twist after twist, that will leave you breathless. Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, John Marrs and Harlan Coben.
Readers are absolutely loving The Choice:
‘I was completely spooked! … Set my nerves on edge… Fast-paced and the action just kept on coming… A great twist … Highly recommended!’ Stardust Book Reviews
‘Wow… Thrilling, fast paced… Bound to get your heart pumping … You won't want to put this story down … Plenty of twists and unexpected turns to keep the reader hooked until the last page.’ Gemma’s Book Reviews
‘A compelling storyline. Fast paced and lots of action, it's just how I like my thrillers. And the twist in the middle – well I didn't see that coming… A rip-roaring tale and well worth a read.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘One of the best crime novels I have read! A heart-pounding, nerve racking, absolutely thrilling story, superbly written, taking the reader on a daring, twisted ride. Amazing plot that shocks and astounds in equal measure. I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it to everyone.’ Renita D’Silva
‘The Choice by author Jake Cross was great. It was fast paced, intense and had you wanting more. I read and finished the book within just a few days.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Keeps you gripped all the way through. An excellent read.’ Kindle 4 Me Blog, 5 stars
‘Cleverly written with a plot which will blow you away… Without a doubt I would recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I was hooked straight away… Lots of suspense and a great build up to the ending…. Highly recommended!’ Donna’s Book Blog
‘It will stay with me for a while to come … I just couldn’t put the book down.’ Ginger Book Geek
‘I loved this thriller with lots of twists… Look forward to reading another book by this author.’ My Read Books
‘Wonderful book and can't wait to see what's next.’ Sean’s Book Reviews
‘Couldn't tear my eyes away’. The Writing Garnet