Delighted to welcome you all to my stop on the blog tour for Stalker by Lisa Stone! My thanks to Sabah Khan at Avon for the invitation to join and the fab review copy!
Author : Lisa Stone
Title : Stalker
Pages : 384
Publisher : Avon UK
Publication date : June 14, 2018
Derek Flint is a loner. He lives with his mother and spends his evenings watching his clients on the CCTV cameras he has installed inside their homes. He likes their companionship – even if it’s through a screen.
When a series of crimes hits Derek’s neighbourhood, DC Beth Mayes begins to suspect he’s involved. How does he know so much about the victims’ lives? Why won’t he let anyone into his office? And what is his mother hiding in that strange, lonely house?
As the crimes become more violent, Beth must race against the clock to find out who is behind the attacks. Will she uncover the truth in time? And is Derek more dangerous than even she has guessed?
I’ve come to the conclusion that sometimes the most realistic scenarios are the scariest to read about. Especially when it involves modern technology we all just take for granted. Maybe there’s something to be said about living like a hermit in the middle of nowhere, off the grid, offline and unplugged.
You’d think you’re keeping yourself and your family safe when you install an alarm system and camera’s, don’t you? Derek Flint runs a home security firm and he takes the safety of his clients very seriously. A bit too seriously, in a horribly creepy sort of way. When a series of crimes hits the neighbourhood and it turns out the home owners all had their security system installed by Derek, police quickly zero in on him.
Derek is the obvious choice for a suspect. He’s a loner, has no friends, lives with his mother and has a few quirky tendencies. With a vast source of knowledge about his clients at his fingertips, is he the person the police is looking for?
Stalker had me hooked from the very first page. It’s suspenseful, compelling and incredibly gripping. I had an inkling as to what was happening but the truth is far more sinister and terrifying than I ever expected. A stalker doesn’t necessarily have to follow you home, stand across the street watching your house or having a peek inside your bedroom window. Not in this day and age. Things have evolved and not all of them for the good.
Lisa Stone has taken a modern, realistic concept and turned it into a dark, disturbing and utterly chilling psychological thriller. One which will undoubtedly pop up into my head every time I pass a CCTV camera and I may never feel safe again. 😄
This was my first time reading a book by Lisa Stone but it most certainly won’t be my last. Cleverly plotted, tense and addictive. If you enjoy your psychological thrillers, this one is for you.
Stalker is available to buy!
As a writer of suspense thrillers I often ask myself what if? What if this happened instead of that? Or why a particular person reacted as they did. So often fact is stranger than fiction and these books start with a fact which I develop. You may be surprised to know, for example, just how many patients experience changes in their likes and dislikes after a transplant operation ~ The Darkness Within. Or how easy it is to look into someone’s home through their CCTV ~ Stalker.
Just a little bit about me. I live in England and have three children. I have always been a writer – from when I was at school, with poems and articles in the school magazine. In my teens I began writing short stories, a few radio plays and novels. I finally made it into the bestseller charts with Damaged in 2007 which I wrote under the pseudonym Cathy Glass. Since then I have had 28 books published, many of which have become international bestsellers.