The Good Stranger

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Lake Union Publishing
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4.9 X 7.5 X 0.8 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author
Dete Meserve is the award-winning, bestselling author of Good Sam and Perfectly Good Crime. When she's not writing, she is a film and television producer in Los Angeles and a partner and CEO of Wind Dancer Films.Meserve has been fascinated by the stars ever since she first saw the Milky Way arching overhead while on a camping trip when she was ten. Her grandmother worked at NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center (now Johnson Space Center) during the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, and the photos she sent from those missions made Meserve curious about the moon and all the wonders in the night sky.Her love for the stars has followed her into her adult life where she is an executive producer of Ready Jet Go!, an award-winning astronomy and earth science series watched by millions of kids on PBS Kids and around the globe. While working on the series, she began to see that there is a profound connection between all we are discovering in the realm of the stars, and the universe of emotions within ourselves.In her third novel, The Space Between, the stars offer an ideal backdrop for a story about rediscovering a love that's been right in front of us all along. In the universe, as in love, so many of our most important discoveries are made when we look past what seems to be true, when we find ways around our blind spots, and when we discover new ways to see through the darkness into the light.Meserve lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children--and a very good cat that rules them all.

"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

"The Good Stranger deftly delivers everything we've come to love and expect in a Kate Bradley mystery: a well-crafted story, a heady romance, and an oh so satisfying ending. I especially loved wondering who the good stranger of the title might be: the person carrying out a series of anonymous acts of kindness? Or could it be Kate herself? A wonderful read sure to be a book club favorite!" --Kes Trester, author of A Dangerous Year

"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, bestselling author of The Memory of Us

"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, USA Today bestselling author

"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, bestselling author of I'll Never Tell and You Can't Catch Me

"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, bestselling author of The Red Mountain Chronicles

"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, author of the bestselling Love in Provence series

"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 & Lisa Steinke, authors of How To Save A Life

"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, Amazon Charts bestselling author

"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, bestselling author of Hello Love