Complexity of relationships laid out in new book ‘Familiar Stranger’

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Anne Wickett Cross details how people interrelate and how they change for the better

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Author Anne Wickett Cross returns to the literary scene with a story of unfolding relationships, intrigue and adventure. Her compelling narrative reveals how a person reacts upon seeing a “Familiar Stranger” (published by Xlibris).

The world of Karen Benét, a Silicon Valley executive, is turned upside down when she runs into a ‘stranger-who-has-to-be-Michael,’ her enigmatic friend who ‘died’ four years ago. Although Karen values transparency, she is suddenly caught up in clandestine meetings and secrets kept from friends and associates. As Karen and Michael struggle to protect the people they care about, their duplicity is putting those very relationships at risk. When the lie is so big, will the truth set them free?

Providing readers a good ride with a good read, Cross enables readers to discover that “Familiar Stranger” is a page-turner that sports an easy language and interestingly mysterious plot. Played out by a cast of well-developed characters, readers follow a crescendo of drama and anticipation as they work their way until the novel’s explosive end.

“Familiar Stranger”
By Anne Wickett Cross
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 460 pages | ISBN 9781499082944
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 460 pages | ISBN 9781499082951
E-Book | 460 pages | ISBN 9781499082906
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Anne Wickett Cross is a writer and educator. A creative writing major, she has authored two books, “The Phoenix Riddle” and “What It’s Like to Be Pregnant,” and has received an award for her short story, “This is My Body, Unbroken.” She lives in Northern California; enjoys volunteering, especially as a mentor to moms of preschoolers, the United Methodist Church and on the board of Orkeeswa Secondary School in Tanzania. A world traveler, she teaches English to professionals in Silicon Valley. Cross enjoys her grandchildren, skiing, hiking in wildflowers, and being by, in or on the water. Her favorite place is outside in the California sunshine — writing, latte in hand, or, even better, laughing with a friend.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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