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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2020 Dete Meserve (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"An earnest, entertaining tale that will leave many a reader with a full heart." --Kirkus Reviews

"A story that’s hard to put down - a tale not just of mystery, but of urban life, women’s friendships and relationships, and a feisty news reporter who often finds herself in over her head both emotionally and professionally. This combination is just the ticket for a compelling, well-rounded read." --Midwest Book Review

"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, bestselling author of In the Light of the Garden

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  • Debbie Lacey
  • 09-06-2020

WHAT A TIMELY BUT ENJOYABLE READ

NEWS THAT HIGHLIGHTS GOOD THINGS INSTEAD OF ALWAYS FOCUSING ON AND SENSATIONALIZING THE BAD? WHAT COULD BE MORE NEEDED THAN THAT? PLANTING SEEDS THAT LEAD TO ACTS OF KINDNESS RATHER THAN ANGER AND HATE AND DOING IT WITH LIKEABLE CHARACTERS AND A MARVELOUS NARRATOR. I DO HOPE BOOK 4 IS COMING SOON.

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  • Familyofeight!
  • 26-06-2021

Kindness and generosity is contagious!

I didn't know this book was part of a series- there are 2 books before this one. I listened to and loved this story all on its own. It was so powerful I often found myself doing random kindness for others while listening to this book. I how this feeling stays with me!
I highly recommend this book!

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  • Flowery Branch Girl
  • 25-07-2020

Wonderful!

Wonderful book with a spellbinding plot and a feel-good message we need right now! the narration was also excellent.

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  • Reggie
  • 31-05-2020

Goodbye LA, Hello NY!

Journalist Kate Bradley has taken that leap and has moved from LA to NYC. The transition is not boring as Kate gets drawn into a new story...and possibly a new love interest.

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  • MB3
  • 22-05-2020

Great feel good story

A great feel good story! Random acts of kindness start happening around the city and it spurs others to do the same. It soon becomes a big mystery about who is performing the acts of kindness. Kate works to find out who is performing all the acts of kindness.

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