Filled with Mystery & Suspense: Stranger in the Woods

If You Love Mystery & Suspense, This is the Book 4U!

Mystery fans will not be able to guess the ending.
This Mystery is a Roller-Coaster Ride!

I’ve seen the bogs of Scotland, the Scottish Highlands, and the tattie bogles. It’s hard to imagine what it would be like to be there with no family or friends, in the middle of a blizzard, knowing a killer is on the loose, and I’m a target. The story revolves around a location in the Highlands. Four properties connect and the families all link decades ago to the original owner. Isla Wilson is the photographer hired to do a magazine spread on one of the owners, Alban McGregor, and his family.

She soon discovers the horrific story of the death of Alban’s daughter, Elodie, who was abducted a few years ago and taken to a decaying playhouse in the woods. Isla soon realizes she doesn’t know who she can trust as the personalities of the family and the locals begin to become clear. A terrible secret from the past uncovers itself, and it will change everything Isla believed to be true.

The book is a roller-coaster of a story, and you’ll be on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. I rarely miss being able to predict an ending, but this one managed to surprise me beyond anything I had envisioned. If you love mysteries, Stranger in the Woods will not disappoint you.

The Story Description

New From the Author of the Bestselling Novel, The Game You Played

A town is harboring dark secrets. People who’ll do anything to hide what they’ve done.
Photographer Isla Wilson is thrilled she’s landed her dream job, but the clients who hired her are getting stranger by the day.The photography job sounded so perfect to Isla. It was a month’s assignment at the misty, sprawling Scottish Highlands property of brilliant architect Alban McGregor, and his wife, Jessica.

But deep in the woods, there is a chilling playhouse.
Two years ago, the McGregors’ daughter, Elodie, died after being abducted and taken there. Alban refuses to knock the playhouse down, and he keeps a picture of it on his wall.

Isla senses that both Alban and Jessica are keeping terrible secrets. And it seems that others in the town are also veiling the truth.

The closer Isla comes to getting answers about Elodie, the more the danger mounts. And with a dense cover of snow now blanketing the town, all chance of escape might already be gone.

The mystery that unfolds in the old church will astound you.

About the Author

Anni Taylor is a suspense fiction author living on The Central Coast, north of Sydney, Australia, with her partner and four boys. Previously, she worked as a Features’ Writer and Community Manager for Fairfax Media, Australia.

She writes thrillers under her name and Young Adult books under the pen name, Anya Allyn. Under the pen name of Anya Allyn, Anni has published an Amazon best-selling series named, THE DARK CAROUSEL (A Young Adult Gothic Thriller).

Anni has three psychological thrillers published:


THE SIX: July 2017


Two new thrillers coming in 2019

Editorial Reviews of Stranger in the Woods

“Wow, this book was brilliant I absolutely loved it, every character intrigued me they were all so interesting, and the plot was so twisty it kept me on the edge of my seat trying to guess what was going to happen next. OMG that ending!!! Wow, just Wow I did not see that coming, I’m still reeling from it. I have read 82 books this year so far, and this easily slips into my favorite top 10 of 2018.” – Bonnie’s Book Talk
“It’s not often that I’m surprised by a twist, but Stranger in the Woods has an absolutely killer ending that I didn’t see coming at all. With the atmospheric setting of rural Scotland and a cast of imaginative characters, it’s easy to become immersed in Stranger in the Woods. I loved the way the Scottish tales of ‘tattie bogles’ and the sweeping majesty of the Highlands were weaved into the story. This is a fantastic dark mystery with a twist in the tale.” – Sarah.A.Denzil, author of Silent Child

“Don’t start unless you have time to finish! My right arm went numb from holding my kindle. Rarely and I do mean rarely do I read a book and don’t figure out the ending. I am in awe!” – Reviewer

“I was hooked from the very beginning. Every scene and character intrigued me.” – Reviewer

“Stranger in the Woods pulls you in and holds you tight in its grasp from start to finish.” – Reviewer

“Awesome, awesome book!!! Hard to put down.” – Reviewer
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