The Stranger Diaries
by Elly Griffiths
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date : March 5, 2019
Pages : 352
2019 was the year of the gothic thriller. This new to me sub genre of crime fiction was a wonderful surprise. These stories not only involve creepy characters and a murder mystery but also include a super creepy and chilling house or building. I absolutely love a creepy house or building. In The Stranger Diaries we meet Clare Cassidy. Clare is a high school English teacher. She is an expert on author RM Holland. One of her colleagues is murdered. The murder is a mirror image of a scene from Holland’s books. How riveting is that?! The Stranger Diaries is the first book I have read by Griffiths but I can promise it will not be my last.