Book Of The Day – Never Smile At Strangers

by Greg on May 23, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Suspense novel by bestselling author, Jennifer Minar-Jaynes – and it’s 75% off. Never Smile At Strangers has an excellent 4.4 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!

“It was such good reading it took me a day and half to finish. I strongly recommend this novel to everyone!!! I really loved it. Thank you Jennifer for writing it and please hurry and write another…I would love it.” Pamela F. – Amazon Reviewer

Never Smile At Strangers
by Jennifer Minar-Jaynes
Rating: 4.4 Stars
Genre: Suspense
Price: $0.99 save $3


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WHEN TEENAGE GIRLS VANISH in what was once considered a safe Louisiana bayou town, the lives of four desperate young locals take unexpected turns, begging the question: Do you ever truly know those closest to you?

When nineteen-year-old Tiffany Perron vanishes from rural Grand Trespass, Louisiana, best friend HALEY LANDRY’s relationship with her boyfriend becomes increasingly strained. To make matters worse, her impressionable younger sister BECKY has begun idolizing an impetuous, seductive 15-year- old who’s encouraging her to do dangerous things.

Meanwhile, ERICA DUVALL, a reclusive 19-year-old aspiring writer, befriends Haley. Ten years earlier, Erica’s mother abandoned her, leaving her with the womanizing used car salesman father she loathes. She’s decided to write a novel based on Tiffany’s disappearance; a novel that she hopes will lead to a reunion with her estranged novelist mother.

RACHEL ANDERSON, a 36-year-old mother of two, is having trouble coming to terms with her husband’s affair with the missing girl — a relationship that supposedly ended shortly before Tiffany’s disappearance. What’s more, she comes to the realization that someone is watching her family through the large back windows of her house.

A DISTURBED MAN also lives in the area. Ever since his mother’s murder four years earlier, he’s been raising his insolent teenage sister, ALLIE, who sleeps with truck drivers for money. He considers women to be dangerous—and his world revolves around his fear and hatred for them. He’s terrified of his sister, knowing she’s intent on pushing him over the edge.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I can’t believe how quickly I read this book. The story was really compelling which is why I couldn’t put it down. The story didn’t seem forced, like many suspense and mystery novels do. It flowed well and was evenly paced.


I couldn’t put this book down! A suspenseful story that kept you hanging on, never expecting the ending. The author makes the characters seem real and believable. Great story!


Never Smile at Strangers is not just an excellent debut novel. No, it is an excellent novel regardless. Jennifer Minar-Jaynes has a way of telling a story the draws the reader in and makes it difficult to put her book down. If you like suspense, if you like mystery, if you like to twists and turns, then read Never Smile at Strangers. You won’t be disappointed. I am looking forward to reading Jennifer Minar-Jaynes next novel too.


This was a great book. Easy to read and hard to put down. I highly recommend it! Anyone who loves a good suspense book will love it, it keeps you guessing. And in the end you are surprised.


I normally don’t review books, but for this, I have to say something. WOW is the first word that comes to mind. I loved the way the author developed the characters and how it all came together at the end. It kept me guessing who the killer was until they were finally revealed. I hope to read more from this author – for a debut novel, it doesn’t get much better than this! 5+ stars!

Get Never Smile At Strangers here: Never Smile At Strangers

About The Author

Since graduating from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Health Sciences and a minor in Management, Jennifer Minar-Jaynes has made her living as a content manager, webmaster, news publisher, editor and copywriter.

In ’04, Jennifer founded, which became widely recognized in the writing world and went on to be named a ‘best website for writers’ by “Writer’s Digest” magazine.

After moving from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles in ’05, Jennifer quickly traded in her conservative business suits for jeans and t-shirts and added screenwriting and freelance writing to her repertoire.

In 2010, she gave birth to two beautiful boys, Christopher & Ryan. Christopher has a congenital heart condition called hypoplastic left-heart syndrome, a CHD that she plans to write about in the near future.

In 2011, she published NEVER SMILE AT STRANGERS, which quickly rose through Amazon’s ranks and has made several bestsellers lists. Its sequel, UGLY YOUNG THING, will be published in April 2013.

Minar-Jaynes can be contacted at, and

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Jennifer Minar-Jaynes and ENT appreciate it.


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