The Stranger Diaries

The Stranger Diaries

A dark story has been brought to terrifying life. Can the ending be rewritten in time? A gripping contemporary Gothic thriller from the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries: Wilkie Collins and MR James meet Gone Girl and Disclaimer. Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer RM Holland, she teaches a shor A dark story has been brought to terrifying life. Can the ending be rewritten in time? A gripping contemporary...

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Title:The Stranger Diaries
Author:Elly Griffiths
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B077XH4CQ3
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

The Stranger Diaries Reviews

  • Brenda
    Mar 06, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

    5 Gothic Stars Clare is an English teacher at Talgarth High School which was the home of an author named R.M. Holland. R.M. Holland's wife, Alice died and she roams and haunts the school. Clare was a fan of his book, The Stranger. She specializes in the gothic writer, R.M. Holland...

    Clare Cassidy, divorced and living with her 15 y old daughter Georgie, left London for a quieter life on the Sussex coast where she teaches English at a comprehensive school. Part of the attraction of the school for Clare, is that one of the older sections was once the home of the goth...

    Elly Griffiths has woven together a tale of gothic suspense, psychological terror and marvelous detective work and thrown in a full measure of classical literature, all of which create a beautiful tapestry called The Stranger Diaries. Whew. If you think that opening line was a lot t...

    Clare Cassidy is an English teacher, at Talgrath High, who specializes in teaching about the (fictional) Gothic writer, R.M Holland, author of the famous short story titled, ?The Stranger? and a former resident of the school. It has been rumored that his wife, Alice, had either...

    Elly Griffiths takes a break from her popular series to bring us a spooky stand alone. And you get 2 stories for the price of one. Clare Cassidy is a recently divorced english teacher who moved to the Sussex coast with her daughter for a fresh start. She?s working on a book about ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is how it was this interesting combination of a mystery taking place in modern day England and yet it also had this old-fashioned, gothic vibe to it. It was actually refreshing to read because this one felt more like a straightforward mystery rather ...

    Something a little different from the usual thriller..... Its Gothic, haunting, mystery who dunnit. I loved the setting a creepy historic old building which was once home to gothic writer RM Holland: His most famous work a short story ?The Stranger?. The building is now the loc...

    Rounded 3.75 ghostly stars. This is great combination of Victorian gothic vibes and modern mystery. The writer perfectly developed the story and used the menacing, thrilling, disturbing elements of horror impeccably. Only the bad thing about the novel for me was the characters are a ...

    Clare Cassidy was a high school English teacher with her main focus being on the writer R.M. Holland, who had actually lived in the old house which was now the school. Many would swear to the ghost of his wife, Alice, being seen at the school, while his daughter Mariana was an enigma. ...

  • Liz
    Feb 28, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

  • Debra
    Feb 27, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

  • Tammie
    Oct 23, 2018

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

    5 Gothic Stars Clare is an English teacher at Talgarth High School which was the home of an author named R.M. Holland. R.M. Holland's wife, Alice died and she roams and haunts the school. Clare was a fan of his book, The Stranger. She specializes in the gothic writer, R.M. Holland...

    Clare Cassidy, divorced and living with her 15 y old daughter Georgie, left London for a quieter life on the Sussex coast where she teaches English at a comprehensive school. Part of the attraction of the school for Clare, is that one of the older sections was once the home of the goth...

    Elly Griffiths has woven together a tale of gothic suspense, psychological terror and marvelous detective work and thrown in a full measure of classical literature, all of which create a beautiful tapestry called The Stranger Diaries. Whew. If you think that opening line was a lot t...

    Clare Cassidy is an English teacher, at Talgrath High, who specializes in teaching about the (fictional) Gothic writer, R.M Holland, author of the famous short story titled, ?The Stranger? and a former resident of the school. It has been rumored that his wife, Alice, had either...

    Elly Griffiths takes a break from her popular series to bring us a spooky stand alone. And you get 2 stories for the price of one. Clare Cassidy is a recently divorced english teacher who moved to the Sussex coast with her daughter for a fresh start. She?s working on a book about ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is how it was this interesting combination of a mystery taking place in modern day England and yet it also had this old-fashioned, gothic vibe to it. It was actually refreshing to read because this one felt more like a straightforward mystery rather ...

    Something a little different from the usual thriller..... Its Gothic, haunting, mystery who dunnit. I loved the setting a creepy historic old building which was once home to gothic writer RM Holland: His most famous work a short story ?The Stranger?. The building is now the loc...

    Rounded 3.75 ghostly stars. This is great combination of Victorian gothic vibes and modern mystery. The writer perfectly developed the story and used the menacing, thrilling, disturbing elements of horror impeccably. Only the bad thing about the novel for me was the characters are a ...

    Clare Cassidy was a high school English teacher with her main focus being on the writer R.M. Holland, who had actually lived in the old house which was now the school. Many would swear to the ghost of his wife, Alice, being seen at the school, while his daughter Mariana was an enigma. ...

    EXCERPT: Hallo, Clare. You don?t know me. Someone has written in my diary. I didn't recognize the handwriting. It was thin and spiky, written with what we used to call an italic pen. I keep thinking of that bit in I Claudius where Caligula drives his father to madness and death b...

    The Stranger Diaries was a solid 4 stars for me. A mystery/thriller, this book centers around main characters Clare (a divorced English teacher who specializes in RM Holland), Georgie (her 15 year old daughter), and Harbinder Kaur (a detective). Most of this thriller centers around t...

  • Susan
    Oct 11, 2018

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

  • sue
    Mar 16, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

  • Phrynne
    Feb 22, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

  • Linda
    Oct 30, 2018

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

  • Jayme
    Feb 05, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

    5 Gothic Stars Clare is an English teacher at Talgarth High School which was the home of an author named R.M. Holland. R.M. Holland's wife, Alice died and she roams and haunts the school. Clare was a fan of his book, The Stranger. She specializes in the gothic writer, R.M. Holland...

    Clare Cassidy, divorced and living with her 15 y old daughter Georgie, left London for a quieter life on the Sussex coast where she teaches English at a comprehensive school. Part of the attraction of the school for Clare, is that one of the older sections was once the home of the goth...

    Elly Griffiths has woven together a tale of gothic suspense, psychological terror and marvelous detective work and thrown in a full measure of classical literature, all of which create a beautiful tapestry called The Stranger Diaries. Whew. If you think that opening line was a lot t...

    Clare Cassidy is an English teacher, at Talgrath High, who specializes in teaching about the (fictional) Gothic writer, R.M Holland, author of the famous short story titled, ?The Stranger? and a former resident of the school. It has been rumored that his wife, Alice, had either...

  • Fran
    Jan 20, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Mar 19, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

    5 Gothic Stars Clare is an English teacher at Talgarth High School which was the home of an author named R.M. Holland. R.M. Holland's wife, Alice died and she roams and haunts the school. Clare was a fan of his book, The Stranger. She specializes in the gothic writer, R.M. Holland...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Jul 02, 2018

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

    5 Gothic Stars Clare is an English teacher at Talgarth High School which was the home of an author named R.M. Holland. R.M. Holland's wife, Alice died and she roams and haunts the school. Clare was a fan of his book, The Stranger. She specializes in the gothic writer, R.M. Holland...

    Clare Cassidy, divorced and living with her 15 y old daughter Georgie, left London for a quieter life on the Sussex coast where she teaches English at a comprehensive school. Part of the attraction of the school for Clare, is that one of the older sections was once the home of the goth...

    Elly Griffiths has woven together a tale of gothic suspense, psychological terror and marvelous detective work and thrown in a full measure of classical literature, all of which create a beautiful tapestry called The Stranger Diaries. Whew. If you think that opening line was a lot t...

    Clare Cassidy is an English teacher, at Talgrath High, who specializes in teaching about the (fictional) Gothic writer, R.M Holland, author of the famous short story titled, ?The Stranger? and a former resident of the school. It has been rumored that his wife, Alice, had either...

    Elly Griffiths takes a break from her popular series to bring us a spooky stand alone. And you get 2 stories for the price of one. Clare Cassidy is a recently divorced english teacher who moved to the Sussex coast with her daughter for a fresh start. She?s working on a book about ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is how it was this interesting combination of a mystery taking place in modern day England and yet it also had this old-fashioned, gothic vibe to it. It was actually refreshing to read because this one felt more like a straightforward mystery rather ...

    Something a little different from the usual thriller..... Its Gothic, haunting, mystery who dunnit. I loved the setting a creepy historic old building which was once home to gothic writer RM Holland: His most famous work a short story ?The Stranger?. The building is now the loc...

    Rounded 3.75 ghostly stars. This is great combination of Victorian gothic vibes and modern mystery. The writer perfectly developed the story and used the menacing, thrilling, disturbing elements of horror impeccably. Only the bad thing about the novel for me was the characters are a ...

    Clare Cassidy was a high school English teacher with her main focus being on the writer R.M. Holland, who had actually lived in the old house which was now the school. Many would swear to the ghost of his wife, Alice, being seen at the school, while his daughter Mariana was an enigma. ...

    EXCERPT: Hallo, Clare. You don?t know me. Someone has written in my diary. I didn't recognize the handwriting. It was thin and spiky, written with what we used to call an italic pen. I keep thinking of that bit in I Claudius where Caligula drives his father to madness and death b...

    The Stranger Diaries was a solid 4 stars for me. A mystery/thriller, this book centers around main characters Clare (a divorced English teacher who specializes in RM Holland), Georgie (her 15 year old daughter), and Harbinder Kaur (a detective). Most of this thriller centers around t...

    Modern gothic with a noir feel, a creepy intelligently woven story and a proper old school whodunit, The Stranger Diaries is a beautifully immersive reading experience. I read it all in one go. Excellent. Full review for publication in November. ...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Feb 22, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

  • Carolyn
    Feb 04, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

    5 Gothic Stars Clare is an English teacher at Talgarth High School which was the home of an author named R.M. Holland. R.M. Holland's wife, Alice died and she roams and haunts the school. Clare was a fan of his book, The Stranger. She specializes in the gothic writer, R.M. Holland...

    Clare Cassidy, divorced and living with her 15 y old daughter Georgie, left London for a quieter life on the Sussex coast where she teaches English at a comprehensive school. Part of the attraction of the school for Clare, is that one of the older sections was once the home of the goth...

  • Sandy
    Feb 26, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

    5 Gothic Stars Clare is an English teacher at Talgarth High School which was the home of an author named R.M. Holland. R.M. Holland's wife, Alice died and she roams and haunts the school. Clare was a fan of his book, The Stranger. She specializes in the gothic writer, R.M. Holland...

    Clare Cassidy, divorced and living with her 15 y old daughter Georgie, left London for a quieter life on the Sussex coast where she teaches English at a comprehensive school. Part of the attraction of the school for Clare, is that one of the older sections was once the home of the goth...

    Elly Griffiths has woven together a tale of gothic suspense, psychological terror and marvelous detective work and thrown in a full measure of classical literature, all of which create a beautiful tapestry called The Stranger Diaries. Whew. If you think that opening line was a lot t...

    Clare Cassidy is an English teacher, at Talgrath High, who specializes in teaching about the (fictional) Gothic writer, R.M Holland, author of the famous short story titled, ?The Stranger? and a former resident of the school. It has been rumored that his wife, Alice, had either...

    Elly Griffiths takes a break from her popular series to bring us a spooky stand alone. And you get 2 stories for the price of one. Clare Cassidy is a recently divorced english teacher who moved to the Sussex coast with her daughter for a fresh start. She?s working on a book about ...

  • ❀⊱RoryReads⊰❀
    Jan 12, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

    5 Gothic Stars Clare is an English teacher at Talgarth High School which was the home of an author named R.M. Holland. R.M. Holland's wife, Alice died and she roams and haunts the school. Clare was a fan of his book, The Stranger. She specializes in the gothic writer, R.M. Holland...

    Clare Cassidy, divorced and living with her 15 y old daughter Georgie, left London for a quieter life on the Sussex coast where she teaches English at a comprehensive school. Part of the attraction of the school for Clare, is that one of the older sections was once the home of the goth...

    Elly Griffiths has woven together a tale of gothic suspense, psychological terror and marvelous detective work and thrown in a full measure of classical literature, all of which create a beautiful tapestry called The Stranger Diaries. Whew. If you think that opening line was a lot t...

    Clare Cassidy is an English teacher, at Talgrath High, who specializes in teaching about the (fictional) Gothic writer, R.M Holland, author of the famous short story titled, ?The Stranger? and a former resident of the school. It has been rumored that his wife, Alice, had either...

    Elly Griffiths takes a break from her popular series to bring us a spooky stand alone. And you get 2 stories for the price of one. Clare Cassidy is a recently divorced english teacher who moved to the Sussex coast with her daughter for a fresh start. She?s working on a book about ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is how it was this interesting combination of a mystery taking place in modern day England and yet it also had this old-fashioned, gothic vibe to it. It was actually refreshing to read because this one felt more like a straightforward mystery rather ...

    Something a little different from the usual thriller..... Its Gothic, haunting, mystery who dunnit. I loved the setting a creepy historic old building which was once home to gothic writer RM Holland: His most famous work a short story ?The Stranger?. The building is now the loc...

    Rounded 3.75 ghostly stars. This is great combination of Victorian gothic vibes and modern mystery. The writer perfectly developed the story and used the menacing, thrilling, disturbing elements of horror impeccably. Only the bad thing about the novel for me was the characters are a ...

    Clare Cassidy was a high school English teacher with her main focus being on the writer R.M. Holland, who had actually lived in the old house which was now the school. Many would swear to the ghost of his wife, Alice, being seen at the school, while his daughter Mariana was an enigma. ...

    EXCERPT: Hallo, Clare. You don?t know me. Someone has written in my diary. I didn't recognize the handwriting. It was thin and spiky, written with what we used to call an italic pen. I keep thinking of that bit in I Claudius where Caligula drives his father to madness and death b...

    The Stranger Diaries was a solid 4 stars for me. A mystery/thriller, this book centers around main characters Clare (a divorced English teacher who specializes in RM Holland), Georgie (her 15 year old daughter), and Harbinder Kaur (a detective). Most of this thriller centers around t...

    Modern gothic with a noir feel, a creepy intelligently woven story and a proper old school whodunit, The Stranger Diaries is a beautifully immersive reading experience. I read it all in one go. Excellent. Full review for publication in November. ...

    4 Stars. I?m a fan of Elly Griffiths? Ruth Galloway mysteries, and couldn?t wait to sink my teeth into this one. I was not disappointed. It?s a treat! The Stranger Diaries is a perfect concoction of interesting characters, suspense, and thrills with a bit of spookiness throw...

  • Mackey
    Jan 12, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

    5 Gothic Stars Clare is an English teacher at Talgarth High School which was the home of an author named R.M. Holland. R.M. Holland's wife, Alice died and she roams and haunts the school. Clare was a fan of his book, The Stranger. She specializes in the gothic writer, R.M. Holland...

    Clare Cassidy, divorced and living with her 15 y old daughter Georgie, left London for a quieter life on the Sussex coast where she teaches English at a comprehensive school. Part of the attraction of the school for Clare, is that one of the older sections was once the home of the goth...

    Elly Griffiths has woven together a tale of gothic suspense, psychological terror and marvelous detective work and thrown in a full measure of classical literature, all of which create a beautiful tapestry called The Stranger Diaries. Whew. If you think that opening line was a lot t...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    Mar 04, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

    5 Gothic Stars Clare is an English teacher at Talgarth High School which was the home of an author named R.M. Holland. R.M. Holland's wife, Alice died and she roams and haunts the school. Clare was a fan of his book, The Stranger. She specializes in the gothic writer, R.M. Holland...

    Clare Cassidy, divorced and living with her 15 y old daughter Georgie, left London for a quieter life on the Sussex coast where she teaches English at a comprehensive school. Part of the attraction of the school for Clare, is that one of the older sections was once the home of the goth...

    Elly Griffiths has woven together a tale of gothic suspense, psychological terror and marvelous detective work and thrown in a full measure of classical literature, all of which create a beautiful tapestry called The Stranger Diaries. Whew. If you think that opening line was a lot t...

    Clare Cassidy is an English teacher, at Talgrath High, who specializes in teaching about the (fictional) Gothic writer, R.M Holland, author of the famous short story titled, ?The Stranger? and a former resident of the school. It has been rumored that his wife, Alice, had either...

    Elly Griffiths takes a break from her popular series to bring us a spooky stand alone. And you get 2 stories for the price of one. Clare Cassidy is a recently divorced english teacher who moved to the Sussex coast with her daughter for a fresh start. She?s working on a book about ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is how it was this interesting combination of a mystery taking place in modern day England and yet it also had this old-fashioned, gothic vibe to it. It was actually refreshing to read because this one felt more like a straightforward mystery rather ...

    Something a little different from the usual thriller..... Its Gothic, haunting, mystery who dunnit. I loved the setting a creepy historic old building which was once home to gothic writer RM Holland: His most famous work a short story ?The Stranger?. The building is now the loc...

    Rounded 3.75 ghostly stars. This is great combination of Victorian gothic vibes and modern mystery. The writer perfectly developed the story and used the menacing, thrilling, disturbing elements of horror impeccably. Only the bad thing about the novel for me was the characters are a ...

    Clare Cassidy was a high school English teacher with her main focus being on the writer R.M. Holland, who had actually lived in the old house which was now the school. Many would swear to the ghost of his wife, Alice, being seen at the school, while his daughter Mariana was an enigma. ...

    EXCERPT: Hallo, Clare. You don?t know me. Someone has written in my diary. I didn't recognize the handwriting. It was thin and spiky, written with what we used to call an italic pen. I keep thinking of that bit in I Claudius where Caligula drives his father to madness and death b...

  • Meredith
    Feb 11, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Feb 24, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

  • Paromjit
    Oct 12, 2018

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

  • Holly  B
    Nov 11, 2018

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Feb 23, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

  • Katie B
    Mar 12, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

    5 Gothic Stars Clare is an English teacher at Talgarth High School which was the home of an author named R.M. Holland. R.M. Holland's wife, Alice died and she roams and haunts the school. Clare was a fan of his book, The Stranger. She specializes in the gothic writer, R.M. Holland...

    Clare Cassidy, divorced and living with her 15 y old daughter Georgie, left London for a quieter life on the Sussex coast where she teaches English at a comprehensive school. Part of the attraction of the school for Clare, is that one of the older sections was once the home of the goth...

    Elly Griffiths has woven together a tale of gothic suspense, psychological terror and marvelous detective work and thrown in a full measure of classical literature, all of which create a beautiful tapestry called The Stranger Diaries. Whew. If you think that opening line was a lot t...

    Clare Cassidy is an English teacher, at Talgrath High, who specializes in teaching about the (fictional) Gothic writer, R.M Holland, author of the famous short story titled, ?The Stranger? and a former resident of the school. It has been rumored that his wife, Alice, had either...

    Elly Griffiths takes a break from her popular series to bring us a spooky stand alone. And you get 2 stories for the price of one. Clare Cassidy is a recently divorced english teacher who moved to the Sussex coast with her daughter for a fresh start. She?s working on a book about ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is how it was this interesting combination of a mystery taking place in modern day England and yet it also had this old-fashioned, gothic vibe to it. It was actually refreshing to read because this one felt more like a straightforward mystery rather ...

  • marilyn
    Mar 01, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

  • Michelle
    Jan 03, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

  • Nilufer Yenidogan Ozmekik
    Mar 14, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

    5 Gothic Stars Clare is an English teacher at Talgarth High School which was the home of an author named R.M. Holland. R.M. Holland's wife, Alice died and she roams and haunts the school. Clare was a fan of his book, The Stranger. She specializes in the gothic writer, R.M. Holland...

    Clare Cassidy, divorced and living with her 15 y old daughter Georgie, left London for a quieter life on the Sussex coast where she teaches English at a comprehensive school. Part of the attraction of the school for Clare, is that one of the older sections was once the home of the goth...

    Elly Griffiths has woven together a tale of gothic suspense, psychological terror and marvelous detective work and thrown in a full measure of classical literature, all of which create a beautiful tapestry called The Stranger Diaries. Whew. If you think that opening line was a lot t...

    Clare Cassidy is an English teacher, at Talgrath High, who specializes in teaching about the (fictional) Gothic writer, R.M Holland, author of the famous short story titled, ?The Stranger? and a former resident of the school. It has been rumored that his wife, Alice, had either...

    Elly Griffiths takes a break from her popular series to bring us a spooky stand alone. And you get 2 stories for the price of one. Clare Cassidy is a recently divorced english teacher who moved to the Sussex coast with her daughter for a fresh start. She?s working on a book about ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is how it was this interesting combination of a mystery taking place in modern day England and yet it also had this old-fashioned, gothic vibe to it. It was actually refreshing to read because this one felt more like a straightforward mystery rather ...

    Something a little different from the usual thriller..... Its Gothic, haunting, mystery who dunnit. I loved the setting a creepy historic old building which was once home to gothic writer RM Holland: His most famous work a short story ?The Stranger?. The building is now the loc...

    Rounded 3.75 ghostly stars. This is great combination of Victorian gothic vibes and modern mystery. The writer perfectly developed the story and used the menacing, thrilling, disturbing elements of horror impeccably. Only the bad thing about the novel for me was the characters are a ...

  • NZLisaM
    Nov 14, 2018

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

  • Kylie D
    Mar 05, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

  • Paulette
    Mar 11, 2019

    "Nothing in the world is hidden forever."-Wilkie Collins, No Name NetGalley and I have been playing this game where it tempts me with a book, I play coy, and then one night after a few glasses of wine I click the READ NOW button and, the next thing I know, I'm the proud owner of a s...

    Creepy and Witty! The Stranger Diaries is about an English teacher whose life begins to mirror a Gothic murder mystery. Clare, a single mother to 15-year-old Georgie, is an English teacher in an idyllic seaside town. She happens to teach in the school where famous author R.M. H...

    Elly Griffiths writes the perfect October read with this contemporary take on the Victorian Gothic novel set on the Sussex coast. Attractive Clare Cassidy is a divorced English teacher with a 15 year old daughter, Georgia, teaching at local comprehensive school, Talgarth High, where th...

    4 stars rounded up to 5 I have to admit that the first time I started this book I was a little put off with all of the descriptions of gloomy gothic feeling British schools and talking about ?The Stranger? a book by a supposedly famous author, none of which I knew anything abou...

    An atmospheric thriller, full of chilling scenes, I found this book very hard to put down. Clare is a teacher at a high school, set in a historic old building. It is the former home of writer RM Holland, author of the ghost story The Stranger. Then Clare's friend and colleague, Ella...

    What a great book and a complete surprise to me as it was my first by this author. I have made a note to try her Ruth Galloway series as soon as possible! The Stranger Diaries is a contemporary mystery with a Gothic flavour. There's a book within the book, old houses with creepy pas...

    The Stranger Diaries has the elements of a police procedural, gothic mystery, and possibly a haunting. Yes! Yes! & Yes! Clare Cassidy is a well respected English teacher. Divorced, she lives with her daughter, Georgie, and her adorable pup, Herbert. (I love Herbert!!!) Her best...

    My friends in the UK love this author, and it?s about time I try an Elly Griffiths? book! And it?s a win! The Stranger Diaries is a gothic mystery of sorts centered on Clare Cassidy. She?s a high school English teacher whose area of expertise is a particular Gothic author. ...

    "It can be a dangerous thing, reading too much." Clare Cassidy, a high school English teacher, specializes in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland. She and the rest of the school is shocked when one of her friends and colleagues is found dead with a line from Holland's most famous story,...

    An absorbing and unsettling contemporary thriller that mirrors a gothic tale~ Some elements I loved~ 1. There is a gothic Victorian book placed inside the main story.ooh...book inside a book . 2. Several points of view. 3. The mixture of modern and old school. 4. ...

    Despite a dear friend telling how much she loves the Ruth Galloway series, I?ve never read Elly Griffiths. So her first stand alone novel seemed like a good place to start, especially when it was compared to Magpie Murders. ?A modern gothic mystery?, according to the book?s d...

    This is my first Elly Griffiths novel and I'll be checking out more of her novels in the future. The story is told from three POVs although there is also a short story contained within the novel that gives us a fourth narrator for those parts of the book. The short story is The Strange...

    Heavy draperied rooms, long winding staircases, and imposing carved wooden doors lend themselves to a Victorian Gothic panoramic view. Elly Griffiths sets this treasure box of a story within the walls of Talgarth Academy in Sussex. There's an array of buildings that stretch across ...

    Clare Cassidy, divorcee with 15 year old daughter Georgia, had moved from London to West Sussex, having accepted a position teaching English at Talgarth High School. Clare and Georgia now reside in an isolated house near an abandoned factory. Clare maintains a diary reflecting her inne...

    The perfect blend of gothic horror, psychological suspense, and police procedural! ?"If you?ll permit me,? said the Stranger, ?I?d like to tell you a story.?? As much as I love spooky old houses with a dark history, and possible ghosts sightings, a thought-to-b...

    Although I was interested in the description of this novel, I was, initially, a little wary. I had tried Elly Griffiths popular Ruth Galloway series, and stalled with it. However, I am glad that I gave this a try, as I absolutely loved it and it has made me determined to go back and gi...

    I?m swimming against the tide here. I found this book hard to get into, maybe it?s a case of ?it?s not you it?s me? and my frame of mind is not right. Who knows. The different perspectives were easy enough to follow. The characters diverse enough. The ghostly feeling...

    5 Gothic Stars Clare is an English teacher at Talgarth High School which was the home of an author named R.M. Holland. R.M. Holland's wife, Alice died and she roams and haunts the school. Clare was a fan of his book, The Stranger. She specializes in the gothic writer, R.M. Holland...

    Clare Cassidy, divorced and living with her 15 y old daughter Georgie, left London for a quieter life on the Sussex coast where she teaches English at a comprehensive school. Part of the attraction of the school for Clare, is that one of the older sections was once the home of the goth...

    Elly Griffiths has woven together a tale of gothic suspense, psychological terror and marvelous detective work and thrown in a full measure of classical literature, all of which create a beautiful tapestry called The Stranger Diaries. Whew. If you think that opening line was a lot t...

    Clare Cassidy is an English teacher, at Talgrath High, who specializes in teaching about the (fictional) Gothic writer, R.M Holland, author of the famous short story titled, ?The Stranger? and a former resident of the school. It has been rumored that his wife, Alice, had either...

    Elly Griffiths takes a break from her popular series to bring us a spooky stand alone. And you get 2 stories for the price of one. Clare Cassidy is a recently divorced english teacher who moved to the Sussex coast with her daughter for a fresh start. She?s working on a book about ...

    What I enjoyed most about this book is how it was this interesting combination of a mystery taking place in modern day England and yet it also had this old-fashioned, gothic vibe to it. It was actually refreshing to read because this one felt more like a straightforward mystery rather ...

    Something a little different from the usual thriller..... Its Gothic, haunting, mystery who dunnit. I loved the setting a creepy historic old building which was once home to gothic writer RM Holland: His most famous work a short story ?The Stranger?. The building is now the loc...