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The Strangers

(2019)
(The first book in the Greystone Secrets series)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix takes readers on a thrilling adventure filled with mysteries and plot twists aplenty in this absorbing series about family and friendships. Perfect for fans of A Wrinkle in Time and The City of Ember!

What makes you you?

The Greystone kids thought they knew. Chess has always been the protector over his younger siblings, Emma loves math, and Finn does what Finn does best - acting silly and being adored. They've been a happy family, just the three of them and their mom.

But everything changes when reports of three kidnapped children reach the Greystone kids, and they're shocked by the startling similarities between themselves and these complete strangers. The other kids share their same first and middle names. They're the same ages. They even have identical birthdays. Who, exactly, are these strangers?

Before Chess, Emma, and Finn can question their mom about it, she takes off on a sudden work trip and leaves them in the care of Ms. Morales and her daughter, Natalie. But puzzling clues left behind lead to complex codes, hidden rooms, and a dangerous secret that will turn their world upside down.

Praise for The Strangers:

"A secret-stacked, thrilling series opener about perception, personal memories, and the idiosyncrasies that form individual identities." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

* Winter 2018 - 2019 Kids' Indie Next List Pick * Indie Bestseller * Time for Kids Book Club: Top 10 Summer Reads *

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"A hair-raising, mind-twisting adventure full of intrigue, humor, and charm. The spunky, quirky Greystones are easy to cheer for and relate to, and I can’t wait to see what happens next." - John David Anderson

"With more twists than a spiral staircase, The Strangers kept me up way past my bedtime! This thrilling, page-turning adventure will keep you reading, and keep you guessing. Full of codes and clues, love and logic, this book will make you a part of the Greystone family." - Amie Kaufman

"A highly suspenseful, delightfully clever thriller with a tinge of creepiness. Give yourself a few hours to calm down after you finish this gem!" - Lisa McMann

"Masterfully plotted and filled with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns, you’ll be racing toward the end—and begging for the next book. Put simply: this is Margaret Peterson Haddix at her absolute best." - Shannon Messenger

"Readers will come for the mystery, stay for the suspense, and linger in the Greystone kids’ world long after the final page. The Strangrs will take readers on an amazing ride they will not soon forget." - Jennifer A Nielsen


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Used availability for Margaret Peterson Haddix's The Strangers

Hardback Editions

April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers
Author(s): Margaret Peterson Haddix
ISBN: 0-06-283837-7 / 978-0-06-283837-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers
Author(s): Margaret Peterson Haddix
ISBN: 0-06-283838-5 / 978-0-06-283838-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers: The Greystone Secrets Series, book 1 (Greystone Secrets Series, 1)
Author(s): Margaret Peterson Haddix
ISBN: 1-982625-57-0 / 978-1-982625-57-3
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Strangers: Library Edition
Author(s): Margaret Peterson Haddix
ISBN: 1-982625-56-2 / 978-1-982625-56-6
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Strangers
Author(s): Margaret Peterson Haddix
ISBN: 1-982625-58-9 / 978-1-982625-58-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Strangers: Greystone Secrets, Book 1
Author(s): Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Strangers: Greystone Secrets, Book 1
Author(s): Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Strangers: Greystone Secrets, Book 1
Author(s): Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers
Author(s): Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA