Already in financial trouble, small bookstore owner Mallory Rackham is forced to pay a blackmailer to protect her sister. Her situation gets even worse when Tyler Balfour, the reporter who made fools of the entire town when he wrote an exposé on a local prostitution ring, comes back to town to research a book on the same subject. The Stranger (3) by Kathleen O'Brien is a good book with an intriguing plot. Her characters lead interesting lives, yet are realistic because they aren't perfect.
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Alexandra Kay