The Stranger Diaries
Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
by Elly Griffiths (Author)
Having read and loved the first book in the Ruth Galloway series recently I thought I’d give this a try on Audible when I spotted it whilst browsing. It is the first book in the DS Harbinder Kaur series.
The main character, Claire, is an English teacher who also runs an adult creative writing evening class. She is a single parent to a fifteen-year-old daughter who attends the school she teaches at. When Claire’s colleague and best friend, Ella is murdered she is understandably devastated and shaken. When she finds someone else’s writing in her personal diary things get even more concerning and the murder investigation ramps up.
I can’t make my mind up if I liked Claire or not. She comes across as a bit of a snob sometimes, but other times I found myself warming to her. I love how she loves her dog. I found this aspect of her personality very relatable. Obviously, I love her passion for literature!
I like Harbinder Kaur. She’s quite different to any other DS I’ve read about before. I quite like that she still lives with her mother and I’m very jealous of the food she gets to enjoy every evening when she goes home. She comes across as a natural detective, professional and thorough, taking nothing at face value. I love how straight to the point she is.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this mystery unfold. It’s a story full of suspense which kept my bum on my sofa listening via my amazon echo instead of doing the many other things I should have been doing!
I love how there is a different narrator for each of the main characters. This really enhanced the listening experience for me. The narrators really suited their characters too.
I recommend this book in whatever format you read.
I have already added book 2 to my Audible library.