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My Dear Stranger

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  260 ratings  ·  85 reviews
"Last night my dear stranger came to me..."

Sadie Adams spent years hiding a secret in her journal. A beautiful secret wrapped in a dear stranger who came to her in the night. A stranger who came to her filled with love, passion, and devotion. And her only release from her secret days and her lonely nights came from her journal; a journal that kept her company as life slowl
Kindle Edition, 1st, 351 pages
Published May 9th 2014 by Sarah Ann Walker
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Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lost-interested
DNF @ 45%

This was my first read by this author so I wasn’t familiar with her writing. I went into this blind, of course, I'd read the blurb and it intrigued me, added the title and cover, but hadn’t read any of the reviews. The writing was so repetitive, most of the sentences were repeated multiple times. And the plot? Ahhh, it was full of misery! I couldn’t go further and read more of her life, it was a mess. I don't want to be mean but I just couldn't continue. Even I couldn’t read it for Alex
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
Sarah Ann Walker delivers another stunning and thought provoking read.


Sadie is home alone for the weekend while her husband, Alex and son Jamie are away. She has pushed these thoughts from her mind and now is the time to finally do what she must finish. Her past contained in one box... a box that holds all the secrets she never wanted to taint her present life - the life she built with Alex and Jamie - the life she had because she they allowed her to become this new person... someone that wa
Di Covey/TwistedBookReviews

"If the start of a relationship is forced but the situation of force changes, is the relationship still tainted forever?"

OH MY WORD! Sarah Ann Walker does it again. I'm speechless, mind-f****d, and deeply disturbed! WOW!

Sadie has the perfect husband, perfect family, perfect life. Well that's the impression I got. Then she opens her journal... I had several different opinions of Sadie, at first I thought she was just in a deep depression. And I kept thinking; Why? What's so awfu
Nikki ღ Navareus
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Nikki ღ Navareus by: Azra
Wow, this was a crazy roller coaster ride. The story started out in a way that sucked me right in. I was a little uncomfortable at how much I enjoyed reading about the stranger who would sneak into Sadie's room, first molesting her, then watching her blossom into enjoying the sex, to the point of craving his visits. Then the whole story turned into watching Sadie's spiraling into a breakdown. I knew there was a twist ending coming, but I never figured it out. I don't think anybody could, and tha ...more
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What did I just read?
I can't even fully wrap my head around this story.

I thought I had it figured out.
I thought I knew what was wrong with Sadie.
I thought I had everyone figured out.


This woman. This CHILD.
My gosh.

I feel like I wanna rock in the corner with her.
I want to get into her mind and tell her it's ok.

I want to absolutely stab Patrick.
He is just a mean mean person.

I want to keep Alex for my self.
I don't want to share him.

But if letting him go for Sadie I will do it.

The let
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I didn't know what to expect going into this story. After all I've read rave reviews and heard such wonderful things. One thing I've learned is what may be platinum to one reader may be rocks to another....

I was a bit skeptical because the story is slow in the beginning. The important thing to remember is to go into the story with zero expectations. I went in hype from reviews and recs so I was a bit impatient with the slow beginning. The slow beginning is important background information detrim
Anna Green
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I didn't read the blurb but jumped right into the book upon the recommendation of some blogger friends. The first few chapters got me interested but the middle part slowed down a bit and I was tempted to ditch this book but I persevered and I'm glad I did! The main character Sadie is damaged, a victim but also a survivor. She was abused and betrayed. No wonder she did what she did and was surprised that she survived it all. People like Sadie needs an Alex in their life. He is very patient, kind ...more
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Candice
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing


Oh my fuck...I don't even know where to begin!!,, there aren't words to describe Sarah Ann Walker's "hit it outta the fucking park AGAIN!!" book. This - - WOW - - just fucking wow!!! I have to admit, I pegged Him pretty much from the get, but that's not to say it wasn't fuck-tastically written. I can't write about the story line without giving anything away, so I'm not going to. You are just going to have to read this mind-fuck-a-ton dark
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What an unbelievable crazy-GOOD ride this book was.
My brain had no clue what it was reading but at the end it new it had something awesome inside.

Just being from Sarah I new it would be a crazy train ride and I knew I'd love it but I thought after living through Z, there was no way she could make me go bonkers again...well she did. I loved every flippin' second of it.

My Dear Sranger

I loved the relationships in the story. Even though they were ALL suspects to me. I was alw
Kimberly Rinaldi
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"If the start of a relationship is forced but the situation of force changes, is the relationship still tainted forever?"

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May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap! Sarah did it again.
She wowed me with I am HER and she's surpassed that with My Dear Stranger.

If you loved Z, you're gonna love Sadie and her husband.

Sarah's writing is slow building, but keeps you hooked - I couldn't put my Kindle down! She leaves hints and strings you along in the best possible way,
and then, you get the full story. All the questions answered .

One of the best books I've read this year!

Thanks for the ARC!
Ashleigh Giannoccaro
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It takes a lot to mess with my head. I mean a lot!!!

This book nailed it! I may need therapy (well I always did but a more now)

My Dear Stranger is chilling haunting and down right crazy but I loved reading ever page .
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"How do you live , when you've spent your life waiting alone?"

Human brain is the darkest and deepest abyss , yet to be discovered and explored fully by mankind. It stores unlimited information and memories. And a few of us who also store 'False Memories' (proven by research). When one goes through life altering events, your brain is so shocked that as a defense mechanism it creates a method of selective amnesia to just survive

"You were a woman struggling to deal with her horrible life. And someh
Angel Gelique
3.5 - 4 stars

It pains me that I am unable to give this book five stars. I truly wanted to love this story. I definitely found it intriguing and it kept me guessing, but mostly I found it frustrating. I have a great deal of admiration and respect for the author, too, so I feel awful for not liking this one as much as the books in the I am Her series.

Sadie is a twenty-eight-year-old woman with a husband, Alex, and a six-year-old son, Jamie. While Alex and Jamie are away for the weekend, Sadie tak
Lustful Literature
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing

"If the start of a relationship is forced but the situation of force changes, is the relationship still tainted forever?"

Sadie Hamilton lives what most would think is the perfect life. She has the job she’s always wanted, is married to the perfect man, Alex and adores her son, Jamie, more than anything in the world. One weekend Alex takes Jamie away on a skiing trip and Sadie’s perfect word starts to crumble.

“How do you live, when you’ve spent your life waiting alone?”

Sadie has
Chris- Bookaddict
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“I am here now, half alive, but alive. I am no longer waiting for the world outside to let me live, slow and sure, as I finally learn how to breathe alone.”

Sarah blew my mind with I am Her and This is Me…….. but with My Dear Stranger she had me considering my own sanity.
Sadie, has the perfect life, best husband, and cutest little boy who loves his mom…. But Sadie is not ok.

When her husband takes her son away for a weekend with his family, Sadie breaks out her Journal. It is time she says… Tim
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who wants an extremely dark and unique read
Recommended to Kaitlynn by: Twisted Sisters, baby!
4.5 stars of delightful mind-fuckery.

What a breath of fresh air, honestly. This story was remarkably unique! I absolutely loved the plot, it was so nice to get something completely new and hauntingly beautiful. Our heroine is a damaged, tortured soul and the author knows how to write this type of character masterfully.

My favourite part about reading this book had to be the very intense mind fucking. You are constantly struggling to figure out what the hell is actually going on, and who is who. I
Katica Lodema
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Okay, let me start by saying, I LOVE Sarah Ann Walker's books. She is brilliant! I needed a second to regroup when I finished My Dear Stranger. It was, WOW! The story has so many twists and turns I found myself completely immersed. Sarah takes you on Sadie's journey which is just a maze of tremendous events. I had a hard time trying to figure out if Sadie's stranger is real or not. Sadie just can't trust anyone and she is just trying to cope with the events of her life. I was heartbroken for her ...more
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Pure brilliance. This book had me captivated from page 1. I never anticipated some of the twists and turns Sarah Ann Walker gives us in this book. I laughed, I cried, I said OMG OMG OMG A LOT!! You will not be disappointed in this book!!
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy freaking cow! I just don't know what to write. Once again Sarah left me speechless. I'm still reeling. I need to process what I just read. There're so many twists to this story that I think my brain is overwhelmed. ...more
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May 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
DNF. I only got to 3% and had to quit. In just that short amount of time, there was already too much repetition and I wasn't going to push myself to read it. I just wasn't feeling it.

*Again, all my DNF get 1 star*
Jettie Woodruff
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. Awesome job Sarah....
Paula Harned
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have read books by Sarah Ann Walker and loved them. They are good in their own twisted way. This book My Dear Stranger had me hooked from the beginning! As I was reading this book, I thought I knew what was going to happen next, well guess again, I was wrong and shocked! This book literally had me laughing, shaking my head and going WHAT!!!

It is about a girl Sadie Hamilton who had a normal life as a child but then something happened to her as a teenager. She had a "My Dear Stranger" come to he
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
wow! didn't see that coming!

*contains semi-spoilers*

First off, if you are someone that cannot stand to read about sexual abuse, this is not the book for you. This book is heartbreaking, but there is also happiness. But at the end when you realize what is going on, your heart will break for Sadie. This is an amazing book and it's hard to read, but I'm so glad I did.

As I was reading this book, I wasn't sure how to form an opinion on Sadie. For most of the book I believed it was about a woman with
Laura Lee
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If ever there was a book that I thought everyone should read, this one is it! This book is a well written story unlike anything out in this huge book world. To say that I was stumped till the last page would be an understatement! Once the last page was turned, my mouth was still hanging open.

To grow up through out your young adult life as a good person, signing, listening to music, hanging with friends. Till one night this all changed. He came to visit.... Years and years passed, his visits wer
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
How to begin explaining my love for this book....Sarah has a way of writing that completely puts me in a trance-like state. I find myself so lost believing in the characters that I have to remind myself that they are not real. She writes Sadie as such a complicated, broken, deeply flawed character with such ease that its almost disturbing. Knowing how much I loved 'I Am Her' and 'This Is Me,' I didn't even read the blurb for 'My Dear Stranger.' I just one-clicked as soon as I saw it was released ...more
Crysti Perry
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Holy wow !!! My head and heart are spinning ! I'm in awe of this author's ability to tell a story. She builds it slowly until you're wrapped or warped or both ! Damn good book. Releases 5/9. A MUST READ!!

"I am here now, half alive, but alive. I am no longer waiting for the world outside to let me live, slow and sure, as I finally learn how to breathe alone."
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another mind ****! You get me every time. I thought I was onto you Sarah Ann Walker, but you threw me once again. I admit it took me a while to get into the book but then at some point it turned into an all nighter. It was a fabulous read
May 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Can not wait to read this!!!!!! Comes out May 9th folks:)
Dec 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Long, dragged on & very depressing. I did not find this Dark, just a downer.
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Sarah Ann Walker is a Scottish Canadian who was raised in Canada, where she attended McMaster University as an English major.
Currently Sarah is raising her son, working on her career, and writing when she can while gulping copious amounts of coffee.
*Sarah has taken a break from writing but plans to release her 8th book in late 2020.*
Sarah can be found on Facebook, Twit

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