"This lively whodunit keeps you guessing until the end." â€”People
â€śUtterly bewitchingâ€¦As unforgettable as it is original.â€ť â€”A.J. Finn
â€śGoose-bump spooky, smart, and hauntingâ€¦I loved this book!â€ť â€”Louise Penny
Death lies between the lines when the events of a dark story start coming true in this haunting modern gothic mystery, perfect for fans of Magpie Murders and The Lake House.
Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clareâ€™s colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Hollandâ€™s most famous story, â€śThe Stranger,â€ť left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favorite literature.
To make matters worse, the police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her closest confidant, her diary, the only outlet she has for her darkest suspicions and fears about the case. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn't hers, left on the page of an old diary:
Hallo Clare. You donâ€™t know me.
Clare becomes more certain than ever: â€śThe Strangerâ€ť has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?