This is the story of Laurie Stratton, a seventeen year old school girl from Brighton Island. Laurie, recently emerging from a chrysalis from nerdy geek to beautiful teenager, is your normal teenager until something happens. People begin to remark on seeing Laurie places she hasn't been, Laurie's boyfriend dumps her because he caught her with another boy and her friends avoid her because of something she says. What's more, Laurie gets this feeling that someone has been watching her, that someone is getting close to her.
Lois Duncan, the celebrated author of I Know What You Did Last Summer and other teen suspense novels, writes for teenagers but, in my humble opinion, treats them as adults. Her novels aren't brash quick reads that are full of superficiality and cheap thrills, they are real, thought out, chilling. The characters have more depth and are far more believable, making them more enjoyable company for an evening's reading.
Stranger with My Face is my favourite Lois Duncan novel owing to the beauty of the writing along with a chilling, intriguing plot. I applaud Ms Duncan's use of the setting and the passing of the seasons to evoke the turmoil of the story.
This is a first class story and one for all teenage suspense fans to pick up, become engrossed in and enjoy!