A Stranger on the Beach: A Novel by Michele Campbell @MCampbellBooks #review


Mind BLOWN WOW I needed a night to get over this one. Through the entire book I was page turning fast! So I will say the author has a way of doing different POV well. I usually dont like it when there are alternating chapters but, this wasnt one of those.

She tells you what the characters want you to know….hint..It will keep you guessing through to the end. The family of Caroline is interesting. The set up for the family hate is that the parents die and Caroline and her sister are the only ones who inherit from them. So she has a sister that she is very close with. Her daughter Hannah doesn’t seem to like her very much, seems like she is closer to her dad Jason. Caroline in the beginning seems to be at a point in life where her daughter is in college away from home and she throws herself into this Hamptons dream home. She plans to start designing homes and grabbing some wealthy neighbors to resume her business.


The start of the home descriptions had me thinking that all she cared about was material things, designer clothes and home furnishings.

There is one scene describing the view from her bedroom. Sounds like a dream. There is also talk of the “light show” on the ceiling that goes to music. It was screaming “I am rich” I will say that nothing is as it seems. it is a new must read for the summer. A lot of police procedure that is very accurate too. The stranger, Aiden, was likable throughout the book too. Aiden and his brother had a lot of loyalty. He is “known” for a few things in town, where the locals love locals and hate “weekenders”. I can understand that.


The last 2 chapters you will need peace & quiet along with a soft surface to throw the kindle on.

As a New Yorker I really loved the descriptions of NYC and Long Island. Sort of made me feel at home.


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Michele Campbell is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School and a former federal prosecutor in New York City who specialized in international narcotics and gang cases.

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 spent her time teaching criminal and constitutional law and writing novels.

She has had many close female friends, a few frenemies, and only one husband, who – to the best of her knowledge – has never tried to kill her.

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