A Familiar Stranger
by A. R. Torre
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Pub Date 27 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 11 Oct 2022
Thomas & Mercer, Thomas & Mercer
Such a quiet and ordinary wife and mother. Who will even notice what she’s done?
Lillian Smith leads an unexceptional life, writing obituaries and killing time with her inattentive husband and disconnected son. Then she meets David, a handsome stranger, in a coffee shop. Lured into an affair, she invents a new persona, one without strings, deadlines, or brooding husbands.
Lillian has never felt so reckless, unpredictable, or wanted. But as her affair with David intensifies, she withdraws from everything that’s real, even her closest friend. When evidence of her life as a secret lover finds its way onto her son’s social media, she risks ruining much more than her marriage or reputation.
As lies beget lies, Lillian’s two worlds spiral dangerously out of control. And betrayals run deeper than she imagines. Because Lillian isn’t the only one leading a double life.
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Praise for A. R. Torre
The Good Lie
“Ambitious and twisty…Great bedtime reading for insomniacs and people willing to act like insomniacs just this once.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This kinky tale is compulsively readable.” —Publishers Weekly
“A blend of serial killer story, court cases, and even romance, this is a tricky story that will keep readers going.” —The Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Every Last Secret
“Deliciously, sublimely nasty: Mean Girls for grown-ups.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Torre keeps the suspense high…Readers will be riveted from page one.” —Publishers Weekly
“A glamorous and seductive novel that will suck you in and knock you sideways. I love this story, these characters, and the raw emotion they generated in me. I devoured every word. Exceptional.” —Tarryn Fisher, New York Times bestselling author
“Raw and riveting. A clever ride that will make you question everyone and everything.” —Meredith Wild, #1 New York Times bestselling author