RM Holland, a once famous, near-forgotten writer of gothic novels, lived in a house that is now part of a second-rate school in West Sussex. His study is kept as it was and Clare Cassidy, one of the teachers, is writing a book on him. Her best friend is murdered, her diary suddenly contains entries she didn’t make, there is talk of ghosts and Holland’s most famous creepy novel re-enters the scene. The narration is distributed between Clare, her teenage daughter, Georgia, and DS Harbinder Kaur, a gay Sikh detective investigating the killing. Soon there is another murder. Scary throughout.
Described as "Susan Hill meets Gone Girl and Disclaimer" The Stranger Diaries is a perfect easy read that you'll rip through at supernatural speed. Griffiths tells the story from multiple viewpoints, which not only adds to the tension, leaves you feeling permanently unsure who to trust (except badass detective sergeant Harbinder Kaur - she's great). This idea of perspective is key throughout the book. After all, just because you write something in a diary for your eyes only, doesn't necessarily make it true,