A Stranger in My Street by Deborah Burrows

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Read A Stranger in My Street Online Free - It's January 1943. Australia is at war and Perth is buzzing.

US troops have permanently docked in the city in what local men refer to bitterly as the American occupation, and Perth women are having the time of their lives. The Americans have money, accents like movie stars, smart tailored uniforms and good manners. What's more, they love to dance and show a girl a good time, and young women are throwing caution to the wind and pushing social boundaries with their behaviour.

Not Meg Eaton, however. The war has brought her nothing but heartbreak, stealing her young love eighteen months ago. Until, in the middle of a Perth heat-wave, she meets her lost lover's brother, Tom – standing over a dead body in her neighbour's backyard.

Suddenly, Meg finds herself embroiled in the murder mystery, and increasingly involved with Tom Lagrange. But is he all that he seems? And what exactly was his relationship with the dead woman?

Debut author Deborah Burrows has brought her skills as a historian to the fore with this meticulously researched and thoroughly entertaining novel of love and intrigue.

Title : A Stranger in My Street
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ISBN : 174261101X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Jenny rated it ★★★★☆

June 01, 2017

A Stranger in My Street is a historical romantic crime mystery set in Perth during WWII. Meg Eaton was living a simple life after the death of her boyfriend Peter until the day Meg, and Tom Lagrange found the body of Doreen Luca. Readers of A Stranger in My Street will follow Meg and Tom investi...

Brenda rated it ★★★★☆

August 11, 2012

This debut novel by Aussie author, Deborah Burrows, has a murder mystery, romance and intrigue, combined with WW2 history, and is set in Perth, Australia in 1943. Meg Eaton lived with her Mum and sister Joan, whilst working for a big time law firm, as a secretary. She loved her job, but the hearta...

MichelleG rated it ★★★☆☆

March 14, 2017

This was a thoroughly enjoyable and beautifully written debut novel about life in Perth during WW2.

Kaili rated it ★★★★☆

October 03, 2013

I was not prepared for how much I would get into this book, as it is not the usual type of book I would read. I met Deb Burrows at a writer's festival and loved hearing her describe the research she had done about wartime Perth, which is a subject that I wanted to learn more about, both because I...

Shelleyrae rated it ★★★★☆

June 01, 2012

A Stranger in My Street is an enjoyable novel that blends mystery, romance and wartime history. It is a hot summer evening in 1943 when Meg Eaton and Captain Tom Legrange discover the body of Mrs Doreen Luca in an air raid shelter. It is assumed her husband, home on leave, one of 'those' passiona...

Lauren rated it ★★★★☆

May 31, 2012

Love, suspense and an intriguing murder mystery set in 1943 in Australia. A Stranger in My Street was an unexpected treat- a novel set in Perth during the time when Australian troops were being enlisted for World War II. The protagonist, Meg Eaton is grieving the loss of her lover, Peter Lagrange...

Rachael rated it ★★★☆☆

May 19, 2012

Actually this is more like a 3.8 for me (I wish Goodreads would change their star ranking system!). I quite enjoyed this book. Easy to read, well paced, interesting characters and a nice blend of murder mystery and romance in WWII Perth. It's about Meg Eaton who has lost her love in the war. One...

Jenn rated it ★★★★☆

March 10, 2013

This novel is 'streets ahead' of many I have read lately, with an original storyline and loveable characters to linger over. I've wanted to read this since first seeing it promoted on various social media sites, and I am pleased to say you can judge this book by it's cover. It's a deliciously nos...

Bree rated it ★★★★☆

May 18, 2013

It is 1943, the Second World War is still in full swing. In Perth Australia, US troops have landed and are making life just a little bit more bearable for the local young women. The men are generous, always bringing things such as food like meat and fresh fruit and vegetables and little gifts to...

Marg rated it ★★★★☆

July 22, 2012

Like most readers, I have my favourite types of books. For example, tell me a book is set in either World War I or World War II then I will certainly consider whether it might be something that I might want to read. Tell me that book is set in my home town of Perth then I will have to do more tha...

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