A Stranger at the Door: Book summary and reviews of A Stranger at the Door by Jason Pinter

A Stranger at the Door

Rachel Marin #2

by Jason Pinter

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A Stranger at the Door by Jason Pinter
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2021
    362 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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.

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"[O]utstanding... Rachel's no female Jack Reacher, but she's tough physically and morally...Readers will cheer her every step of the way. This powerful family-values thriller is a convincing, moving performance." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This second in the Rachel Marin series maintains the promise of the first, with full-bodied characters in a compelling plot and graphic elements leavened by doses of humanity." - Booklist (starred review)

"Beneath the brutality in this suspenseful thriller lie bone-deep fear and a genuine concern for justice." - Kirkus Reviews

"Pinter's second 'Rachel Marin' thriller builds on the success of Hide Away, reinforcing the grit and tenacity of his determined single-mom protagonist...Pinter's strong depictions of diverse types of love, respect, and loyalty resonate loudly in this nail-biter novel." - Library Journal

"A Stranger at the Door is a worthy successor to Hide Away in the Rachel Marin series. Chilling and suspenseful, a page turner in the best sense." - William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob

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Jason Pinter

Jason Pinter is the bestselling author of seven novels for adults—Hide Away,, the first Rachel Marin Thriller, the acclaimed Henry Parker series (The Mark, The Guilty, The Stolen, The Fury, and The Darkness), and the stand-alone thriller The Castle, as well as the middle-grade adventure novel Zeke Bartholomew: SuperSpy! and the children's book Miracle. His books have over one million copies in print worldwide. He has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Thriller Award, Strand Critics Award, Barry Award, and Shamus Award, and The Mark was optioned to be a feature film.

Pinter is the founder of Polis Books, an independent press, and was honored by Publishers Weekly's Star Watch, which "recognizes young publishing professionals who have distinguished themselves as future leaders of the industry." He has written for the New Republic, Entrepreneur, the Daily Beast, Esquire, and more. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their two daughters.

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