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  • Published: 30 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143569039
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

Perfect Stranger: A true story

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A classy train wreck – a rare insight into what happens when a smart woman falls for a bad man who promises her everything she thought she wanted.

How far would you go for love?

Kay Schubach almost has it all – a great job, a beautiful apartment, a life of champagne and mixing it with Sydney's A-list, and a steady relationship.

By chance she meets handsome and charismatic Simon.  He sweeps her off her feet with promises the one thing her younger boyfriend won't give her – a baby.  She takes the biggest risk of her life, leaving all certainties behind for love.

All too quickly, the romance turns sour, and Simon goes from charming to controlling, from magnetic to threatening.  By the time Kay uncovers his violent past, Simon has decided he will not let her go – and he's not a man to be argued with.  Trapped in a terrifying relationship, isolated from friends and family, Kay must decided what she values most, and fight for it.

A true story of obsession and desire.

  • Pub date: 30 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143569039
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Kay Schubach

Kay Schubach has worked primarily in media and philanthropy, and lived in the United States, France and Laos. She has managed the business affairs of several high-profile film and music identities and now manages a successful art gallery in Sydney.

Currently completing a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics, she is an intrepid explorer and likes to travel to faraway places.

Perfect Stranger is her first book.


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Awards & Recognition

  • Davitt Awards

    Longlisted • 2013 • Best True Crime

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