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The Good Stranger

(2020)
(The third book in the Kate Bradley Mystery series)
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From the bestselling author of Good Sam—now a Netflix feature film—comes another Kate Bradley story about the nature of generosity and finding unexpected connections with strangers.

TV reporter Kate Bradley arrives in Manhattan ready to take on a challenging new position as a national news correspondent. When a massive power outage plunges New York City into darkness, the disaster she expected to cover takes an unexpected turn. Someone is leaving thousands of mysterious gifts throughout the city, and the only clue to the giver’s identity is the occasional note from “A Stranger.”

Together with handsome TV series host Scott Jameson, Kate must make sense of these random generous acts, which quickly escalate in scale and capture the attention of viewers across the country. In early-morning stakeouts and late-night surveillance, they crisscross the city hunting down leads, but the elusive Stranger is always one step ahead.

Menacing letters and videos addressed to Kate threaten to derail the investigation, but she’s determined to uncover the identity of the benefactor. The closer Kate gets to the truth, the more clearly she sees that even the smallest act of generosity can bring about powerful change. And it just may take her own selfless act of kindness to solve the feel-good mystery of the year.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Dete Meserve’s new novel is an absolute triumph! The Good Stranger is an adventure through the beautiful, the seedy, and the incomparable streets of New York. Meserve is a master storyteller, and this latest release solidifies her as one of the most needed authors of our time. Warning: May compel you to go out and do good." - Heather Burch

"As refreshing as it is uplifting, The Good Stranger takes us on another thrill ride in the Kate Bradley series. Dete Meserve constructs a mystery bound in good deeds, and reminds us of how we are all connected. In today’s twenty-four hour cycle of doom and gloom, this novel is a much needed respite, and we enjoyed every last word." - Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

"The Good Stranger is a satisfying conclusion to the Kate Bradley trilogy. Kate is on her own in NYC, but trouble soon finds her in the form of anonymous gifts that are being left all over New York. Will Kate figure out who’s sending them or will the stranger remain a mystery? A fun premise mixed with suspense and humor." - Catherine McKenzie

"Once again, Dete Meserve delivers a compelling story with an uplifting message. Her latest, The Good Stranger, is the story of news reporter Kate Bradley as she works to uncover the origin of a wave of seemingly random gifts left throughout the city of New York. This novel is the perfect illustration of how even the smallest acts of kindness can transform lives in powerful ways. A must read!" - Karen McQuestion

"There has never been a better time for a book like this…In her third book of the Kate Bradley series, Meserve expands her hallmark mission of putting goodness in the world, but adds a fresh take, and an even deeper one…Meserve’s take on the mystery genre is both uplifting and compelling and not to be missed." - Camille Di Maio

"You forget how much you’ve missed a truly uplifting novel until you read one. Dete Meserve has written a well-crafted and genuinely heartwarming story about the good to be found in humanity if we can open ourselves up to it. I devoured it." - Carol Mason

"Once again, Dete Meserve hits it out of the park with a story of kindness that inspires all us to do better. Reporter Kate Bradley is on the job again as she unravels the complex mysteries that may lead to tracking down the person or people responsible for turning NYC upside down. As balloons, flowers, and gift cards begin to show up all through the city, the negative reactions of people fighting over the gift cards are picked up by the news media and threaten to spoil the intended goodness. Kate is undaunted in her pursuit of the truth. Intrigue, surprising twists, and more than one sweet love story make this a compelling read! It’s a story the world needs now." - Patricia Sands

"The Good Stranger is a heartwarming joyride that will remind you about all the good out there. I tore right through it. The world needs more Dete Meserves." - Boo Walker

"Dete Meserve’s warm-hearted mystery, The Good Stranger, captures the kindness of strangers and its long-lasting ripple effect. A timely story of compassion and selflessness, Meserve restores faith in the world while reminding us that goodness does exist." - Rochelle B Weinstein


Used availability for Dete Meserve's The Good Stranger

Paperback Editions

May 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Good Stranger (A Kate Bradley Mystery, 3)
Author(s): Dete Meserve
ISBN: 1-5420-0470-5 / 978-1-5420-0470-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Good Stranger
Author(s): Dete Meserve
ISBN: 1-79975-566-5 / 978-1-79975-566-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Good Stranger
Author(s): Dete Meserve
ISBN: 1-79975-567-3 / 978-1-79975-567-8
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Good Stranger: A Kate Bradley Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Dete Meserve
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Good Stranger: A Kate Bradley Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Dete Meserve
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Good Stranger: A Kate Bradley Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Dete Meserve
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Good Stranger: A Kate Bradley Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Dete Meserve
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Stranger (A Kate Bradley Mystery Book 3)
Author(s): Dete Meserve
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU