The Stranger Inside Tour Wrap Up: Links and Pics



What an amazing month it’s been!

I can’t believe The Stranger Inside was published a full month ago. It’s been a whirlwind, so I’m collecting all my favorite links about it here. Lots of folks worked hard to bring this novel to as many readers as possible, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive! I’m crazy thankful for every one of them, especially Little Brown/Mulholland publicity gurus, Katharine Myers and Jennifer Shaffer. Then there are the booksellers who were both enthusiastic and generous. And, of course…you! Every social media post, lovely email, and review makes a huge difference. I feel like the luckiest writer alive.



St. Louis Post-Dispatch, with Jane Henderson

Mystery Scene Magazine, with Oline Cogdill

The Big Thrill Magazine

Criminal, with John Valeri

With reader Lynde at Parnassus Books in Nashville. Photo by Paula Capogreco


Perfect for walks on the treadmill or keeping you company in the car.

Author Stories, with Hank Garner(so many terrific questions)

Thorne and Cross: Haunted Nights (my 2nd fun visit with these awesome folks)

The fabulous J.T. Ellison wondering what I’m going on about now!


Publishers Weekly ⭐️

Kimber Hannon, the narrator of this outstanding thriller from Benedict…

Net Galley

160 ratings and SO many great reviews…

There’s a stranger living in Kimber Hannon’s house…

Southern Literary Review

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: The Stranger Inside (Mulholland Books, 2019) is a big, grand, intelligent thriller…

No More Grumpy Bookseller

I love Laura Benedict’s work. Just flat out love it!

BOLO Books

This is a writer unafraid to use all the tools in her arsenal…

So you go away for a weekend and then come home to your house. You insert the key and it doesn’t work. What the hell?…

Heather Erickson

The Stranger Inside, by Laura Benedict, was a treat to read…


4 Stars: The story starts right away with Michelle dying at the bottom of the ravine. From there…

With Dawn at Barnes & Noble Carbondale book launch


(Stuff I wrote for other websites–more to come)

Writers Read (What I’ve been reading lately, and thoughts.)

The Best Unreliable Narrators in Suspense Novels (at Novel Suspects)

The Page 69 Test

John, my host at Murder by the Book, Houston


Left Coast Crime Conference, March 28-31, 2019

Southern Kentucky Bookfest, April 27, 2019

Shane, my host at Left Bank Books, St. Louis

Right now I’m working on the new book, pondering my winter-ravaged flower garden, and getting ready for both spring break, and my trip to Vancouver. Have you been there? I never have and can’t wait.

Happy almost-spring! xx

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