The Stranger

The Stranger

We all have our secrets. Eleanor Rathmell has kept one her whole life. But when her husband dies and a stranger arrives at her door, her safe life in the idyllic English village she’s chosen as her home begins to topple. Everyone is suspicious of this stranger, except for Eleanor. But her trust in him will put her life in danger, because nothing is as it seems; not her dead husband, the man who claims to love her, nor the inscrutable outsider to whom she’s opened her home and her heart.

In a devastating story full of intrigue and dark secrets we find that it is those who are closest to us who can pose the biggest threat of all.


‘Immersive and intelligent storytelling…this is a gripping tale that will also pull at your heartstrings.’ Gilly Macmillan, best-selling author

Booktime Magazine tweet: ‘It moved me to tears – a brilliant novel!’

Crime Fiction Lover: ‘There are revelations aplenty before the pieces begin to slot into place.’

Candis: ‘A compelling story.’

The People’s Friend: ‘This book will keep you on the edge of your seat.’

Amazon Top 1000 Review: ‘A real corker of a thriller…engaging and fast paced…exciting, absorbing, with a clever, action packed plot.’

My Weekly: ‘A devastating love story!’

Sunday Mirror: ‘Tightly plotted, intelligent and full of menace.’

Evening Telegraph: ‘Both a thriller and a love story, The Stranger lives up to the reputation Saskia Sarginson has built up since her debut bestseller, The Twins.’

Tracy Buchanan bestselling author tweet: ‘Enjoying The Stranger…especially the brooding Luca. Desperate to unravel the twists I know are waiting for me!’

Samantha King author of The Choice tweet: ‘Vivid, memorable characters, incredible emotional tension and page-turning suspense! Loved it!’

Cleopatra Loves Books blog: ‘There is undeniable tension and that sense of needing to know what happens next. An entertaining and thought-provoking read. Four stars.’



UK   Piatkus, Little,Brown

FRANCE    Marabout

GERMANY   Luebbe

LATVIA   Zvaigzne ABC