A Stranger on the Beach
From the bestselling author of It's Always the Husband comes a novel about a love triangle that begins on a fateful night...
There is a stranger outside Caroline's house.
Her spectacular new beach house, built for hosting expensive parties and vacationing with the family she thought she'd have. But her husband is lying to her and everything in her life is upside down, so when t...more
Caroline is convinced that her husband is having an affair and then she meets Aiden, a stranger on the beach. As her marriage collapses around her and the lavish lifestyle she built for herself starts to crum ble, Caroline turns to Aiden for comfort and revenge. After a one night stand that means nothing to Caroline, means everything to Aiden. Aiden is obsessed with Caroline, her family and the house grows more and more disturbing. Aiden seems to be unstabl ...more
There are books marked as Psychological thrillers and then there are the ACTUAL Psychological thrillers!!!! Holy Cow!
This is a book that I think it is best to go in as blind as possible. When you seem to have it all and your whole world crumbles what do you do? Who do you turn to? Caroline appears to have it all - good looks, a handsome husband, a beach house, an apartment in the city, fancy clothes, a nice car but everything falls to pieces all in one n ...more
A STRANGER ON THE BEACH by MICHELE CAMPBELL is an engrossing, chilling, suspenseful, fun, easy, brisk, and mind-bending psychological thriller that was absolutely unputdownable. I was immediately sucked into the narrative and devoured every single page of this highly entertaining and deceptive book. Once I started reading it I was hooked and so absorbed in the storyline that I lost all sense of time.
My nose was defi ...more
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Forty-two-year-old Caroline Stark loves her new beach house and she can't wait to show it off at her upcoming housewarming party. But when her husband, Jason tells her that he's not sure if he can attend the party, Caroline is very upset.
The night of the party, Caroline tries to enjoy herself. However, she can’t stop watching the door. Eventually, her husband does show up, but he’s not alone. Caroline is horrified and embarrassed. Who is the ...more
With the completion of her incredible new beach house in the Hamptons, Caroline Stark finally has everything she wants—the lavish showplace of a home, a handsome and successful husband, the perfect family. Even if things aren't quite as storybook as they seem, she's come a long way from being raised by alcoholic parents and working her way through school to support her husband.
One night she ...more
Caroline and Jason Stark have been married for 20-years. Like most couples, their relationship has had its ups-and-downs; recently, more down than up.
With their only child, Hannah, recently off to college, and Jason traveling a lot more for work, Caroline focuses her energy on building her Hamptons dream house.
After the lavish project is complete, Caroline decides to throw a house warming party, inviting all of their rich and influential f ...more
Michele Campbell hits it out of the park again with this amazing thriller! Caroline has a life many would envy; a gorgeous new beach home, a successful husband, a loving family, a job title she can toss around even as she spends her days running on the beach and working on her new house. But sometimes things are not as they seem. Caroline is already lonely when she disc ...more
This one features a beach front setting, an obsessive relationship, and two POV's. One in first person and one in third person, but they don't exactly match up, so we must decide who is being truthful and who is living in their own little reality. Hmm... I think I know!
Caroline and Aiden have a roller coaster of a relationship and most would agree that it did not start off on the right track . Her being a seemingly happily married woman and Aiden being a complete strangerreality. Hmm... ...more
Everything is set and prepared to perfection. Beautiful, just one minor detail...where is her husband? Suddenly he’s spotted across the room, and he is definitely not alone. Lover boy has a ravishing brunette hanging onto him! How dare he!
A chance encounter on the beach, followed by another surprise meeting at the local w ...more
At the housewarming party Caroline and her husband, Jason, get into an argument in front of all of the guests and much to her humiliation. She is convinced that he is having an affair but rather than ...more
When I got off, I just started bawling crying. But then for the next hour I was very calm and serene. I still remember the body feeling.
I did tell Paul...”NEVER AGAIN”!
So why am I sharing this?
This was a crazy- fun listening ...more
Caroline Stark seems to have it all - a gorgeous new beach house, a successful husband and a daughter headed to college. Now it's finally time to focus on herself and revive her career. What better way than to throw a lavish party and re-announce yourself to the world - bigger, bolder and ready for the future?
Unfortunately, Caroline's perfect life is far from perfect. In fact, the shiny surface is ...more
One Crazy Wild Thriller.
An Affair. A Life Destroyed in Mere Seconds. Alternating Perspectives of Caroline Stark and Aidan, ”A Stranger on the Beach.”
There was a moment where my eyes literally popped and I mean popped. That good old fashioned skeevy feeling took hold. You know, the one that makes your skin crawl? Yeah, I think I still feel it.
Trust your instincts ladies. That’s all I’m going to say. I trusted mine and admittedly, I had this novel figured o/>There/>One ...more
Michele Campbell packs a wallop of lies, deceits, untruths, and fractured distortions into a wicker picnic basket ready for unpacking at the seashore. All the condiments come in varying sizes and strengths. Some are gonna be whoppers.
Caroline Stark has it all. She stares out of the cathedral window of her newly built lavish beach house. With her background in interior design, thi ...more
Quick thoughts: Caroline has the beautiful new beach house she’s dreamt of...but her world is crumbling. She and her husband have a public fight at the local bar, where Aiden, a stranger who’s been lurking outside her house, is now bartending. Caroline’s marriage combusts further, and she turns to Aiden to seek revenge on her husband...But then Aiden becomes obsessed with Caroline. Just when things couldn’t get any worse, Caroline’s husband goes missing, and she ...more
Caroline drowns her sorrows at a local bar, flirting wi ...more
Told from two diametrically opposed viewpoints, Caroline’s and Aidan’s, the book moves at a fast clip.
In the beginning, the book reminded me of You ...more
What happens when you have it all, the perfect marriage, home and life and then....you find out your husband is not being totally honest with you? Your husband of 20 years is acting strangely after you move to your dream home. He appears to be cheating on you and doesn't even ...more
A Stranger on the Beach is one of this summers highly anticipated reads and there has been quite a bit of hype built-up for this one. I was going to let that hype train pass on by for fear of all those hyped-up “Never Saw it coming ending” Well, well did I ever ...more
There are three sides of this book’s story. Caroline’s, Aiden’s and the truth.( it’s out there! Ready to be found by Scully and Mulder)
Caroline tells us she’s the victim. Her husband is cheater. He vacuums all their bank accounts and shows up at their beach ho ...more
ABOUT THIS BOOK: There is a stranger outside Caroline's house.
Her spectacular new beach house, built for hosting expensive parties and vacationing with the ...more
Many thanks to St. Martin's for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review
Holy sh*t!! That was one hell of a plot twist!
And the winner of the giveaway is Kelly W!
Thanks, everyone for entering
Got this Media package which made my day! Of course, I didn't drink the alcohol because that would be illegal. I let my parents drink it.
Happy Book Birthday!
DNF at 20%
This is not my cup of tea. I've never read any of Campbell's books before, but I don't care for the insipid, gossipy chick-lit style that this feels like. I was forcing myself to stick with it, but just couldn't do it.
SEX. If you are into reading psyche thrillers with lots of sex scenes, I would recommend this novel for you. Me? nope. naaa-uh !
Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. This is my honest opinion!
Let me tell you.... as you all know I am EXTREMELY picky with the books I choose to read... especially my thrillers. The first two books I've read by this author... were mediocre for me but this because I was SO thrown for a loop by the twist and ending... I have to give it to her ;).
This book was fun... and what I can say is that the obvious is NOT true in this. You're thinking and questioning so many things b ...more
I love the beach...and thrillers, so this book was an instant draw. I didn’t even bother reading the book blurb.
We heard from two narrators—Caroline and Aidan—who told completely different versions of the same story. One of them had to be an unreliable narrator, but which ...more
Caroline Stark thought she was living the perfect life, wealthy and happily married. But just as Caroline is putting the finishi ...more
A while back, she said goodbye to her big-city legal career and moved with her husband and two children to an idyllic New England college town a lot like Belle River in IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND. Since then, she has spen ...more