Stranger on the Beach introduces readers to Caroline,
who recently moved into a newly built beach house on Long
Island. She wishes that her husband was able to spend more
time with her there but he is busy with work…or is it
really work that is keeping him away? Caroline meets Aidan,
a stranger she meets on the beach when he’s looking
up at her new home. Can Aidan help Caroline with her loneliness
or will his obsession about her take over everything in both
of their lives?
characterization of Aidan is great in that it establishes
that Aidan is sick, obsessive, and not just all there, but
it’s also unrealistic in some areas. Caroline is portrayed
as someone who is dealing with a person who is more than she
can handle, and with her husband gone, she quickly gets in
over her head. There is an interesting plot twist at the end
that this reader was not expecting, and even though it seemed
rushed, the twist works.
Stranger on the Beach is a great beach read. It is fast paced.
It has enough romance and suspense that a readers could read
in one day as they are soaking up the sun. Readers, like this
one, will be shaking their head in disbelief in some of things
that happen, but those actions are what makes one want to
get to the next page to see what happens.