Never Smile at Strangers

Never Smile at Strangers

by Jennifer Jaynes

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Overview

When nineteen-year-old Tiffany Perron vanishes without a trace, the residents of rural Grand Trespass, Louisiana, launch a desperate search to find her. But few clues are unearthed, and before long another young woman disappears.

As locals continue to vanish, residents begin to discover that they might not know those closest to them as well as they had thought. Lies and insecurities quickly surface, leading everyone to question one another…and their involvement in the disappearances.

Meanwhile, an unstable, twisted killer is hiding quietly in their midst. Ever since his mother’s murder four years earlier, he’s been forced to raise his disturbed teenage sister. He’s terrified of her—and of women in general—and his world revolves around his fear of and obsession over them.

In this USA Today bestselling thriller, debut novelist Jennifer Jaynes delivers a psychologically riveting page-turner that is packed with surprises and will have readers guessing to the very last page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477821916
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 01/27/2015
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Since graduating from Old Dominion University with a BS in health sciences and a minor in management, Jennifer Jaynes has made her living as a content manager, webmaster, news publisher, editor, and copywriter.

Her first novel, Never Smile at Strangers, quickly found an audience and, in 2014, became a USA Today bestseller. Its sequel, Ugly Young Thing, will be published in early 2015.

When she’s not spending time with her twin sons or writing, she loves reading, cooking, studying nutrition, doing CrossFit, and playing poker.

She currently lives in the Dallas area with her husband and two sons.

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Never Smile at Strangers 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tthoroughlyy enjoyed this book, with its plot ttwists and high suspense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heart pounding , nerve tingling thriller - sights sounds and smells put you amongst the characters ' Fast moving and easy to read - a real page turner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love a great book and this is one! Just wish it hadn't ended!
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
The book is told from several viewpoints. The murderer, who I did not figure out at all, his sister Allie, Haley who is the best friend of the first girl that disappeared and Erica who worked with Haley and Tiffany. The story tells of their life in a small Louisiana town. There is a lot of drinking, fooling around, sneaking around and suspicion. Trying to figure out who done it kept me on my toes. It was not the person I thought it was during most of the book, which always makes it a good mystery for me. Several people are missing and/or murdered and the sherrif and detective are not really able to figure out who done it, or if the girls have just run off. The FBI finally gets called in and things start to unravel for the culprit. I read the second book in the Grand Trespass series before this one and I actually liked it more. This one was a good read and I wish I had read it first before Ugly Young Thing. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I've read! Just call me a MysteryNut! Because that's about all I read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romantic and inspiring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LadyV3 More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Jaynes's first novel in her Stranger series, Never Smile at Strangers, is a fast-paced, riveting thriller that grips the reader from the very beginning. Jen is a master of suspense and surprise; the twists at the end came unexpectedly, much to my pleasure. It's easy to get sucked into anything she writers as she is very skilled at showing, not telling the story to her readers. Although all of her books can be read as stand-alone novels, it's a good idea to begin with Never Smile at Strangers to see where Allie's journey begins.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
When a young woman goes missing in this small Louisiana town, everyone is torn between thinking she's run off or maybe something sinister has happened. Days pass and her family is fearing the worst. And then another young woman also goes missing. Take your pick of suspects .... the married man who has had affairs with both missing women ... his wife .... a boyfriend? A young detective is dispatched to investigate and meanwhile, the body count goes up. So who do you trust? This was an excellent psychological thriller. Kept me turning pages until early morning hours. All the characters are very well defined. So many dysfunctional families in this little town. The secrets and lies that are hidden in the shadows and reluctantly show themselves. This is definitely a page-turner packed with all kinds of suspense, surprises and will keep you guessing until the very last page. Many thanks to the author / Booklover Catlady Publicity who furnished a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review** Haley Landry is 19 and her best friend is Tiffany. Haley works at Luke's Diner with Erica and Tiffany. Erica seems to be different and in another world, always reading and writing. Tiffany's boyfriend is Charles and they've been fighting a lot. Tiffany went missing and the last one to see her was Charles. Haley's dad died 7 months before in an accident and Haley's mom has been in her bedroom ever since then. Haley and Erica started talking at her dad's grave and have became friends. Haley is a good and loyal person. She questions things, like not accepting that Tiffany has just ran away. She is hurt the way her mother seems to have abandoned her and her younger sister Allie. I found her to be a strong character and strong in her beliefs, no matter what the odds. I enjoyed reading the story and enjoyed the twists and turns right up until the thrilling end. I recommend it to anyone that likes mysteries and thrillers.
aly36 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. If you want a good thriller, you should read this one. I always like a good book with a killer in it. The author did a great job with this one. I would read more from this author. This book was a bit twisted for me as well but I think that makes for a good thriller. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kidnap murder teen girls
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was an ok read. It was a bit too sluggish for my taste.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was a well-written story with enough twists and turns and red herrings to keep ya guessing! I did notice that there would be a sequal to this surrounding one of the characters in the book. It was supposed to come out in December 2013. My problem? I now cannot find that book OR this one in the nook store. I have tried author (Jennifer Jaynes) and title. It seems B&N is not carrying this one anymore. Not quite sure where I am going wrong, I just purchased this a couple weeks ago. This is not the first time I have encountered this problem with the nook and self-publishers. Almost ready for a kindle because of this. Love my nook and have defended B&N for years, but this just gets tiresome. Anyway, If you CAN get this, it was a good quick read. It dragged a little in the beginning introducing the characters, but eventually picked up the pace and ended up being a pretty good whodunnit! Hence why I was looking for the sequal.......... Thank you Ms. Jaynes for a great read. I will try to find more from you somewhere!!! --SPeeD
Jillyjello More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I've read by this author, but it won't be the last. It was a page turner, full of twists, and surprises. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
otterly More than 1 year ago
In my original review, that is the question I lead off with, figuring that the answer is no. One woman's husband was tragically killed, and she took to her bed, despite having family to care for, which might have helped. She does dome back to life. There are a lot of teenagers there in Louisiana having sex, but then, maybe that is typical of all kids? This is interesting, and possibly sociological.
Shari66SL More than 1 year ago
This book is great, I had a hard time putting it down. I actually made sure I did not smile at stranger's in the stores. This is a book for mystery lovers that love a few surprises. I am looking forward to Jennifer Jaynes new book to come out in April!!
LovetoReadAL More than 1 year ago
Well written and suspenseful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid innapropriate for evryonee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#@$&%