"Sensationally good psychological suspense...exactly what a great thriller should be."
— Lee Child
Bestselling author Renee Knight delivers a brilliant and deeply unsettling psychological thriller about a woman haunted by secrets, the consuming desire for revenge, and the terrible price we pay when we try to hide the truth.
What if you realized the terrifying book you were reading was all about you?
Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft into a living nightmare. Though ostensibly fiction, The Perfect Stranger recreates in vivid, unmistakable detail the terrible day she became hostage to a dark secret, a secret that only one other person knew—and that person is dead.
Intertwined with Catherine's narrative is that of Stephen Brigstocke, a grieving widower who discovered among his late wife's possessions a manuscript that horrifies him. Convinced that it tells the truth, he cannot rest until he shares it not only with Catherine but also with her husband and son. As Catherine's world falls apart, she knows that the only way forward is to confront Brigstocke and tell him what really happened that day, even if the reality is even more agonizing than what he currently believes.
Disclaimer is about a normal woman whose entire life is changed in one fateful day, when her past finally catches up with her. A breathtakingly suspenseful debut novel, it captures the consuming desire for revenge, and the terrible price we pay for hiding the truth.