A Stranger at the Door – ARC Book Review

A Stranger at the Door (A Rachel Marin Thriller Book 2) by [Jason Pinter]

From the Amazon bestselling author of Hide Away comes the gripping second installment of the Rachel Marin Thriller series.

Rachel Marin is in a good place. After years of struggle, the single mother has found both a stable, loving relationship and a new purpose: putting her investigative skills to work solving crimes for the local PD. But just as the pieces of her life are finally starting to fall into place, her teenaged son’s teacher is gruesomely murdered, starting a domino effect that shatters her peaceful existence.

When Rachel discovers an ominous email the teacher sent to her just before his death, she knows she must help bring his killer to justice. But soon a figure from her past reappears, threatening to expose Rachel’s darkest secrets if she doesn’t tread lightly. And when her son is recruited by a shadowy businessman who may be connected to the murder, Rachel knows this has just gotten very, very personal.

Someone out there is dead set on keeping this grisly cover-up good and buried, which means if Rachel’s not careful, it’s only a matter of time before her dream life becomes her worst nightmare.

No. of pages:- 358 pages

Date published:- will be published on 12th January 2021

Genre:- Thriller

Thank You Netgalley and the publisher for granting me the ARC! This review is based on my honest opinion only.

This is the second book of the Rachel Marin series but this is the first time I have been reading the thriller from this author. The story begins with Matthew Linklater, a teacher at Ashby was brutally murdered by two strangers. Before his murder, he had sent an email to Rachel Marin. Rachel Marin is not a cop but using her skills and intelligence, she works for them and have a close relationship with Detectives Serrano and Tally. As they investigate further into Linklater’s murder, they find a small cult, where a high schooler named Raddock is recruiting young boys into a group. Soon, Rachel’s son also gets involved into that group and while trying to find the killer, Rachel would do anything to prevent her son from getting into trouble.

This story was actually good from start to finish! I really enjoyed reading the book–the writing was good and the author did a good job of hooking the reader into the story. It is a fast paced thriller though you don’t get much twists and turns as expected in a thriller book. Nonetheless, it was actually unputdownable and the characters are also somewhat likable and related, particularly Rachel. Overall, it was a good thriller worth four stars!

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Jason Pinter

Jason Pinter is the internationally bestselling author of HIDE AWAY, the first Rachel Marin novel, and the Henry Parker thriller series (THE MARK, THE GUILTY, THE STOLEN, THE FURY, and THE DARKNESS), as well as the acclaimed standalone thriller THE CASTLE, and two children’s books. He has been nominated for the Thriller Award, Strand Critics Award, Barry Award, Shamus Award, and more. THE FURY and THE DARKNESS were both chosen as Indie Next selections, and THE MARK, THE STOLEN, and THE FURY were all named to The Strand’s Best Books of the Year list. THE MARK was optioned to be a feature film, and there are over 1.5 million copies of Jason’s books in print worldwide.

He is the Founder and Publisher of Polis Books, and was named one of Publisher Weekly’s inaugural Star Watch honorees, which “recognizes young publishing professionals who have distinguished themselves as future leaders of the industry.” He has written for The New Republic, Entrepreneur, Esquire, and The Daily Beast, and been featured in Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Mystery Scene and more. He lives in Hoboken, NJ with his wife and their two daughters. Visit him at http://www.JasonPinter.com, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @JasonPinter.

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