Skip to Main Content



See More Retailers

About The Book

In this glittering new psychological suspense novel from internationally bestselling author Pip Drysdale, a writer’s own thriller is brought chillingly to life when a stalker begins to reenact the events from her book.

Sometimes when your dreams come true, so do your nightmares...

When Zoe Ann Weiss moves to LA to pursue her dream of becoming a novelist, she welcomes the fault lines, the Santa Ana winds, and the magic hour light. Her whole future is wide open—until Zach, the bartender and aspiring actor she’s falling for, ghosts her, and her debut novel, a thriller, bombs.

Three years pass. Zach’s star rises—he’s on Netflix, on billboards, in every magazine—while hers falls. Now she’s working in a flower shop, still calling herself a writer while staring at a blinking cursor every night. But then she delivers flowers in one of LA’s most exclusive neighborhoods and...he’s there. Zach Hamilton. And it’s like no time has passed at all—the two pick up right where they left off.

It feels like fate, a love story for the ages—the kind of love you write about. Suddenly, Zoe’s writer’s block disappears. When photos of Zach and Zoe are leaked, her name ends up in the press and her novel goes viral online. Which all sounds fine in theory: at least now she’ll sell some books. Except the problem with everyone knowing her name is that everyone knows her name.

Including Zach’s stalker. A stalker who wants Zoe gone. A stalker who has read Zoe’s novel. A stalker who is now re-enacting everything that happened in that book, step by step, against her…

About The Author

Katie Kaars

Pip Drysdale is an author, musician, and actor. She grew up in Africa, Canada, and Australia, became an adult in New York and London, and lives on a steady diet of coffee, dreams, and literature. All four of her previous novels—The Sunday GirlThe Strangers We KnowThe Paris Affair, and The Next Girl—have been bestsellers in Australia. Connect with Pip at or on Facebook and Instagram @PipDrysdale.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (December 3, 2024)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668043462

Browse Related Books

Raves and Reviews

The Strangers we Know begins with a bang and doesn’t let up from there. Our heroine, Charlie, finds herself in a most awful predicament—she’s spotted her beloved husband, Oliver, on a dating app. And things only get worse from there. Pip Drysdale dabbles some wry humour into her wild-ride of a plot. Readers will fear and cheer for Charlie as life as she knew it unravels. A book I found impossible to put down!”
AMY STUART, #1 bestselling author of A Death at the Party

“A relatable heroine, a riveting mystery, and plot twists that will make you gasp. I loved it.”
ROBYN HARDING, bestselling author of The Drowning Woman and The Perfect Family

“Take a breath and then be prepared to hold it as you race through the pages of Pip Drysdale’s latest, The Next Girl. Propulsive and unexpected, this is a must-read for thriller fans!”
KARMA BROWN, #1 nationally bestselling author of What Wild Women Do and Recipe for a Perfect Wife

“This book grabbed me by the throat from the first page. Pip is always one step ahead of you in this thrill ride of a read. Bound to be a massive winner.”
CATHERINE McKENZIE, USA Today bestselling author of Have You Seen Her and Please Join Us

The Strangers We Know is my first Pip Drysdale book, and she is now an auto-read author for me. Drysdale's fresh, compelling voice and sharp wit captivated me through every delicious page. Wickedly fun and wonderfully structured with a hilarious, relatable heroine, this twisty suspense dazzles and delights.”
SAMANTHA M. BAILEY, USA Today and #1 national bestselling author of Woman on the Edge and Watch Out for Her

“Unfolding petal-by-secretive-petal, Pip Drysdale’s The Next Girl unveils layers of justice, courage, and truth through an electric and terrifyingly fresh lens. Roses wear thorns for good reason, and those wrapping Drysdale’s tension-soaked thriller deliver a sharp and evergreen wisdom: When we choose to take from another, we pluck at our own peril.”
P.J. VERNON, author of Bath Haus and When You Find Me

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this author: Pip Drysdale