- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc. (February 3, 2020)
- Genre: Mystery/Suspense
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1524412198
- ***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own***
Something is wrong. Despite the fact that Kyra Fletcher hasn’t seen her estranged father in five years, the peculiar birthday card he sends in the mail is out of character—and alarming.
Determined to put her mind at ease and mend their relationship in person, Kyra travels to her father’s Wyoming lodge. She finds it well kept but vacant, and according to the people in town, her father has been gone for months. Kyra is certain something has happened to him and turns to local Sheriff Shane McQuire for help. As the pair works together to investigate her father’s whereabouts, Kyra finds herself becoming more and more comfortable with the town—and its sheriff. But she is unaware of one deadly detail: someone is watching her, and as she draws ever closer to the answers she seeks, that person will do anything to ensure her silence.
One thing I love about Kathi Oram Peterson's books is that they pull you into the story instantly. I start reading and then I don't want to stop. A Stranger Watches does this so well within the first minute while reading the Prologue. Chapter one is just as intense and you start questioning things, people, possible motives, and it never stops.
Main character Kyra is an independent woman but I couldn't help feeling bad for her. She lost her mom and then she had a rift with her dad. Now her dad has disappeared and all of the guilt surfaces. With the help of the local Sheriff Shane McQuire, they work together to figure out what happened to her dad. There are so many people that are suspicious. I love novels where everyone could be the potential "supposed killer". The only person I wasn't thinking of as a suspect was Kyra, the Sheriff, and Kyra's dog.
The slow-burn romance in this book is realistic and I loved how things developed. I also loved how well Kathi shows the Native American people at the pow-wow. Such beautiful things are written with such respect to the Shoshone and Arapaho nations. I have to say this is one of my favorite books by Kathi Oram Peterson. I've read most of the books she's written and this story is one of the best. If you are looking for a fast-paced mystery with loads of suspense and a just-right touch of a budding romance, A Stranger Watches should be on your to-read list.
Kathi's heart-pounding suspense novels make readers double-check door locks and sleep with a flashlight. Her YA Time Travels brings readers to historical events as if they are there. Her novels have richly-drawn characters and plots that hook readers and make setting the book down nearly impossible.
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A Familiar Fear (2018) Whitney Winner
Breach of Trust (2017)
Star Struck (2016)
Cold Justice (2012)
River Whispers (2011)
Novella: An Angel on Main Street (2009).
YA Time Travel Novels:
Reluctant Warrior (2017)-Previously published as The Forgotten Warrior (2009)
Stripling Warrior (2017)
Guardian of the Stone (2017) Previously published asThe Stone Traveler (2010)
Chasing the Star (2017)
Stories included in other books:
A Christmas to Remember (2011)
Life Lessons from Mothers of Faith (2013)
Remembering the Joy of Christmas (2015)
Concept and Biography Books for Children:
I Want to Be a Mathematician Like Archimedes
I Want to Be a Scientist Like Thomas Edison
I Want to Be a Scientist Like Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek
I Want to Be a Scientist Like Alexander Von Humboldt
Tyrannosaurus X 1
How Did the Chicken Cross the Road
The Beginning of Numbers