Review: Stalker, My Love by Zack Scott

Synopsis: An untraditional love story where fantasy clashes with reality, and happily ever after seems like an elusive dream. Welcome to Pine Bridge, a small town rife with secrets. Personal is everyone’s business and passion is high. With the disappearance of Rosalyn Ray, tensions soar and fingers point in every direction: the boyfriend, the best friend, the mother and the stalker. Frustrated by the search going nowhere, Rhett Calloway makes it his mission to discover the truth and find the girl. Some people in Pine Bridge say he’s obsessed. Some say he’s dangerous. Some say he’s hurt Rosalyn. All Rhett knows is he’s loved Rosalyn since they were kids and he’ll do what it takes to see her again.

The author masterfully builds a suspenseful tale that just when you think you know who did it, new info would appear that would make you second guess. Everyone has secrets or something about themselves that they want to hide so it adds a high level of complexity. The characters are well developed and realistic. Rhett is a young man who has withdrawn into himself after the death of his parents. He half lives in a fantasy world where the girl of his dreams loves him back. Earl is the anger filled boyfriend and bully who is not afraid to use his fists to make his point. Elliott is a guilt ridden best friend, struggling to prove herself a good deputy. Rosalyn was spoiled due to her family’s status as town royalty and could get pretty pushy when she didn’t get her way.

The story pace was steady although dragged a little in the beginning. I was truly surprised by the ending because it still leaves you wondering after all the action and drama was Rosalyn found alive? There were quite a few parts where I couldn’t tell if it was fantasy, dreams or memories that the characters were experiencing. Overall, great read for anyone who likes suspenseful psychological thrillers.

 

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