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Publisher's Summary

From the Amazon best-selling author of Hide Away comes the gripping second installment of the Rachel Marin Thriller series.

Rachel Marin is in a good place. After years of struggle, the single mother has found both a stable, loving relationship and a new purpose: putting her investigative skills to work solving crimes for the local PD. But just as the pieces of her life are finally starting to fall into place, her teenaged son’s teacher is gruesomely murdered, starting a domino effect that shatters her peaceful existence. 

When Rachel discovers an ominous email the teacher sent to her just before his death, she knows she must help bring his killer to justice. But soon a figure from her past reappears, threatening to expose Rachel’s darkest secrets if she doesn’t tread lightly. And when her son is recruited by a shadowy businessman who may be connected to the murder, Rachel knows this has just gotten very, very personal. 

Someone out there is dead set on keeping this grisly cover-up good and buried, which means if Rachel’s not careful, it’s only a matter of time before her dream life becomes her worst nightmare.

©2021 by Jason Pinter. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“Beneath the brutality in this suspenseful thriller lie bone-deep fear and a genuine concern for justice.” (Kirkus Reviews)

A Stranger at the Door is a worthy successor to Hide Away in the Rachel Marin series. Chilling and suspenseful, a page turner in the best sense.” (William Landay, New York Times best-selling author of Defending Jacob)

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Excellent Edge of Your Seat series...

This is book 2 in the Rachel Marin series. I suggest listening to the first book as well. That book is an edge of your seat mystery that grabs your attention with the first line. It also fills in background that you won’t get by listening to this book alone. This book picks up where the first leaves off. It can be listened to as a standalone.

The publisher’s summary is excellent and if I add more it would only be spoilers. I don’t want to do that as it would only ruin a great book for some. Others like to know the ending like Wayne (Matthews, NC). I haven’t seen any reviews from him in months and he is normally a very prolific reviewer. I hope he is ok.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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For Angela Dawe Fans and Author Too

Great sequel to book 1. As a fan of Ms Dawe, (I have over 100 of her reads), I found this author for Hide Away. That was such a fast pace listen and this book is no exception. So glad author proved he can write fast and well to his book 1 best seller. Author’s dialogue is clear in the Hemingway's style. Publishers summery is spot on so no need to add to it. I do use the 1.2 speed to match the mystery. Give it a try.
If you enjoyed this book, check out Marcia Clark’s Samantha Brinkman series, excellent listening too.
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good story but.....

The story is really good but the main character, Rachael, is very full of herself. Which became very annoying.

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Love this series

I really enjoyed this series. My only critique is the fact that he goes too much into detail about what happened in the previous book. We didn’t need that long of a play by play. You don’t really have to read the previous book to love this story, but it helps character build. I really enjoy the characters and I hope he continues with these characters.

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Not as good as first book

I really enjoyed the first book. Rachel‘s character in the second book was whiny and sometimes condescending to the wrong people. I admired Rachel’s intelligence and physical abilities in the first book, but when she throws a tantrum because the detectives have to arrest someone who murdered two people, I lost respect for her character. Did she really think these detectives had the authority to “not arrest” a murderer? Of course not. I hope there will be a third book and Rachel’s character goes back to being the smartest person in the room not the person with the smartest mouth.

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AWESOME

A Stranger at the Door is action packed and full of suspense. The plot is well written with several twists and turns and drama that keeps the reader engaged in the story. The characters are realistic and fully fleshed out with believable motives. I live this series and look forward to reading more books with these characters.

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Solid Story, Angela Dawe is an amazing narrator

Solid story. Good crime drama. Angela Dawe is amazing narrating these stories. Like Travis Baldree level good.

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Wow!

Great series! Love characters Rachel Marin and her children!! Her struggles are real! Fantastic narration done by Angela Dawe👌

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Sometimes you can’t outrun your past

Rachel Marin and her two kids are settled into their new home, with new identities. All seems to be going well until one of her son’s teachers is horrifically murdered. Rachel, as a consultant for the police, begins to investigate, but then, someone from her old life appears and Rachel’s teenage son is a target. It’s a race against time as Rachel and a former friend try to save a missing teen. Great procedural drama. Enjoyable series.

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Walk to read.

This is the second book by Jason Pinter. I have enjoyed both books.
It’s is graphic but well done. A quick fast forward relieves area that are too much for me.
Strong female lead putting family ahead.

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  • 02-26-21

superb writing and telling.

really enjoyed it like the first one. each one has it's own flavour but great 👍

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  • 03-30-21

A great dramatic mystery.

I loved this story about families effected murder and how young male teens were drawn into helping a corrupt group of people.
A well written and narrated story