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Description - The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale

Imagine seeing your loving husband on a dating app. Now imagine that's the best thing that happens to you all week ...

When Charlie sees a man who is the spitting image of her husband Oliver on a dating app, her heart stops. Her first desperate instinct is to tell herself she must be mistaken - after all, she only caught a glimpse from a distance as her friends laughingly swiped through the men on offer. But no matter how much she tries to push her fears aside, she can't let it go. Because she took that photo. On their honeymoon.

Suddenly other signs of betrayal start to add up and so Charlie does the only thing she can think of to defend her position - she signs up to the app to catch Oliver in the act.

But Charlie soon discovers that infidelity is the least of her problems. Nothing is as it seems and nobody is who she thinks they are ...

The eagerly awaited addictive new thriller from the bestselling author of The Sunday Girl.

Praise for The Strangers We Know:

'Written with pace, intrigue and a series of disorientating twists that keeps you guessing to the end' Sydney Morning Herald

'A relatable heroine, a riveting mystery, and plot twists that will make you gasp. I loved it.' Robyn Harding, bestselling author of The Party

'I raced through this book and loved the sharp, sassy suspense story of a marriage on the edge.' Sara Foster, bestselling author of The Hidden Hours and You Don't Know Me

'The Strangers We Know is simply phenomenal. Pip Drysdale is a brilliant storyteller. She has a long career ahead of her, and I will be eagerly awaiting every new book she releases.' Better Reading Book of the Week

'Reels you in from the first chapter ... Set aside a weekend because you won't be able to put it down after you start reading.' Courier Mail

'Another gripping psychological thriller from the home-grown author of The Sunday Girl.' Who magazine

'Twisty-turny domestic noir.' New Idea Book of The Month

'This addictive page turner enthralls from cover to cover ... exposes a relationship marked by love, lies, betrayal, tragedy and deception. An author we need to watch.' Mrs. B's Book Reviews

'The next Liane Moriarty.' Stellar

Praise for The Sunday Girl:

'The Girls Club of psychological thrillers has a worthy new member' Herald Sun

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781925685848
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Australia
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2019
Country of Publication: Australia

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Book Review: The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale - Reviewed by (05 Nov 2019)

5 stars The Strangers We Know is the second novel by Australian/African raised writer, actor and musician, Pip Drysdale. Eighteen months into her (deliriously happy) marriage to gorgeous high-powered businessman, Oliver Buchanan, actress Charlie Carter catches sight of his image as her friend swipes left on her dating app. Charlie could swear it’s a photo of him on their honeymoon, one she took. But there’s a reason Charlie hesitates to confront him directly about it, and her more general question prompts a firm denial. And yet….

These doubts and some other niggles send her to the app to confirm her suspicions. She has to find out for sure, doesn’t she? Never could she have predicted that, within days, she’d be in a holding cell at Charing Cross Police Station. And without plot spoilers, it’s difficult to say more.

In keeping with her protagonist’s career, the format Drysdale adopts for this tale is like the summary of TV series, starting with a Pilot and moving on to subsequent Episodes. Maintaining this theme, Charlie goes to movie plots and Google for information, draws inspiration from movie and TV characters and, when uncertain, plays it out in her head like a movie scene take to help her decide what to do. But: actress, yes; dumb, definitely not.

Pip Drysdale’s second novel is cleverly plotted, with a few red herrings and some brilliant twists to keep even the most astute reader guessing right up to the last chapter. It will have you asking: Do we really know those closest to us? How far can we trust them? And just how vulnerable do all those benign-seeming social media apps make us? A dazzling thriller. This unbiased review is from an uncorrected proof copy provided by Better Reading Preview and Simon & Schuster Australia.


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