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The Stranger Beside You (A Thriller) [Kindle Edition]

William Casey Moreton
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (350 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Praise for the books of William Casey Moreton:

"...Moreton keeps readers hooked." -- Kirkus Reviews

"....Moreton is a superb and inspired storyteller and with so many mediocre books being published, this is a relatively rare feat." -- Deadly Pleasures

For fans of Harlan Coben, Mary Higgins Clark, Lisa Gardner, and Lisa Scottoline, here is white-knuckle suspense at its finest:

How well do you really know the person in bed beside you?

Brynn Nelson is living the American dream. She has a nice home in the suburbs, a husband working on Wall Street, and two fabulous kids. But when the FBI rings the doorbell at midnight, storming her home and arresting her husband Tom for murder, her peaceful world is shattered.

When Tom is killed under mysterious circumstances within hours of his arrest,
Brynn finds herself following a trail of cryptic clues planted by Tom himself. Soon it’s clear that her husband was leading a secret life, and now those same secrets threaten to kill her next.

WILLIAM CASEY MORETON grew up in the South and graduated college in 1993 with a degree in Religious Studies. He is the author of seven novels, including NEVER BACK DOWN, THE SEARCH, and 72 HOURS. Moreton is a member of International Thriller Writers and lives in the Midwest where he is at work on his next book.

The author can be contacted at

Product Details

  • File Size: 349 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XQV74A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,868 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
130 of 140 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs editing. August 24, 2011
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This book needs two ratings, one for content and one for grammar. I give the content a 4. The plot and characters are believable, and the action moves along at a good pace. Some of the events are predictable, but there are also twists and turns that the reader does not see coming--especially at the end. As for the grammar, I give it a 1, or lower if I could. William Casey Moreton is in serious need of a proofreader or editor. There are numerous glaring mistakes which detract from the content. Eventually I found myself reading to find mistakes rather than enjoying the story. I have not read any other of Moreton's books, but all of them seem to receive the same comments about his lack of attention to grammar rules and spelling. You would think that after the first book was criticized for this, he would have tried to do something about it. Unfortunately the poor writing pulls the overall rating down to a 2.
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67 of 74 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typos galore!! July 29, 2011
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While I found the book to be entertaining, it difficult for me to read because of all the typos, misspelled words, misused words, improper punctuation, and overall poor editing. Don't writers proofread anymore?
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Meh... September 4, 2011
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In "The Stranger Beside You" Brynn Nelson is your typical wife in the suburbs, who is woken up by the FBI in the middle of the night, her husband arrested for murder. The next day she finds out that her husband has been killed trying to escape from jail. Brynn discovers her husband has been living a secret life, and sets off in search of the truth.

I gave this book a shot, despite bad reviews, because most reviewers seemed to like the story, and the major criticisms seemed entirely focused on the editing (or lack thereof) of the novel.

Unfortunately, the story is both too predictable and a bit too unbelievable, and therefore, for me at least, it did not rise above the admittedly awful grammar, spelling, and other errors on nearly every page.

I wanted to like the book, but I just can't recommend it. Even at the low price of $2.99, there are so many books out there with better plots and better writing. I wouldn't waste my time.
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62 of 71 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the worst editing ever September 5, 2011
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Beside the fact that the central thesis is impossible, this book has the worst editing I have ever seen -- maybe none. Fur trees sorround the road. Really, what kind? Mink? Because it was entertaining I will give Moreton one more chance then that is it.
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Could not finish it September 26, 2011
By buck
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Maybe I am too picky or too old fashioned but after reading through a quarter of this book and finding numerous errors in word use I had to put it down. Things like dose vs doze, watched vs watch etc.. They all pass spell check but definitely don't fit. The story could have been good but if the author, editor, proofreader, publisher do not want to take the time to critically read the text themselves why should I? AP English Language & Composition For Dummies
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful but so many errors!! September 2, 2011
By JoJo
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OK, this was a really great, suspenseful read but someone should have done a better job of proof reading this book. I think this book had the most errors out of any e-books I have read. Again, don't get me wrong - I totally enjoyed it and read it 3 days (and I work) but come on be more careful in the future! If those type of things don't bother you then you will love it!
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I hate typos January 15, 2012
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Much as I enjoyed the book the typos drove me crazy. Who edits books these days? Seems to me that my 8 year old grand daughter could have done a better job. I am a natural speed reader and it is very annoying to have my eye stop on a typo. I wonder if the hard copy has the same typos?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beg for mercy February 23, 2013
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It's that painful! Yes, the other reviews are right. Poor spelling, awful metaphors, and grammatical issues abound. Aside from that, which really just means you can't take the darn thing seriously in the first place, I couldn't give a flip about the characters or what happens. The plot is ridiculous and the twists are more so, but the characters are so showy to start with. Self described Wall Street bigshot, look at the fancy lawyer we know, my best friend owns the best boutique and a Porsche...ok, you've earned zero sympathy. My husband died and I'm gonna go out to lunch with my pals. Ok... I find out my BFF did something horrible, because I've become such a genius detective, yet just let them stay in my house for a while before randomly confronting her. Simple minds...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
best book ever good job
Published 20 days ago by Diane Klingler
4.0 out of 5 stars This would be a great movie! I loved it.
This was a great story of thrills, deceit, and betrayal. I really enjoyed it. Will recommend it to all my fellow thrill seekers.
Published 1 month ago by Heather Abril
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Was a very good book that kept you interest right up to the end.
Published 1 month ago by Peggy Abercrombie
5.0 out of 5 stars The Stranger Beside You
Great book. Fast reading book the story never drags. One of those books you want to finish in one sitting.
Published 1 month ago by Kathy L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost like watching a movie but better!!
This was a good read. I was engaged the entire time. I was telling some friends about it and they thought it was a movie! It very well could be. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A Renae
4.0 out of 5 stars Content is riveting, plot line unbelievable
This grabs you from the get-go. It races through at break-neck speed, just what I like. No boring paragraphs here. How do authors think this stuff up? Read more
Published 2 months ago by mzglorybe
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the ride.
It started out with a bang and I couldn't put it down. I read it in one day. The ending tied up all the loose ends and even had a little surprise!
Published 2 months ago by PAMELA METTEN
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent read. I enjoyed the plot. A bit scary.
Published 2 months ago by Andrew Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Gets you hooked right on the first page. Could not put down, read in one day
Published 2 months ago by Lisa Hannah
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
This is a well written book. Kept me interested. would recommend if you like suspense.
I will definitely read more of this author's books.
Published 3 months ago by Kathie
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William Casey Moreton is the author of 6 novels. He lives in the South, where he is hard at work on his next thrilling story.

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