Blog Tour: Stalker by Lisa Stone

by - July 05, 2018

Published in paperback - 14th June 2018

About the book

Someone is always watching…

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?

A spellbinding crime novel from the worldwide bestseller Cathy Glass, writing as Lisa Stone.

My thoughts

I've recently found myself reaching more for books that offer a lot more suspense and psychological twists and turns. I love reading a psychological thriller and seeing how the author has developed their characters and brought their different personalities to life. 

Stalker is one of those books! As many others have pointed out, I was surprised to find that this book was more of a technological thriller - natural tendency when you read the title is to assume someone is being physically stalker. This obviously raises really interesting, albeit incredibly creepy, thoughts about the world we live in today and in fact how easy it is for people to be cyber stalked. So brace yourself for a little bit of eeriness!

The story follows a number of crimes committed in a neighbourhood which DC Beth Mayes starts to see one connection between them all - Derek Flint - a man who runs his own business installing CCTV security systems. You are immediately led to be weary of Derek - I mean who wouldn't be at least a little weary of a man who spends his evenings watching his clients through their CCTV systems he's installed for them! *shivers*

However, surprisingly I found myself feeling a little sympathetic towards Derek. Lisa Stone's character development in this story is really strong. You find yourself building emotional connections to characters - especially those you don't expect to. I love the psychology that runs behind the reasons why Derek is the way he is, and the way that he is perceived by those around him. 

I would say there are some parts of the story that are a little predictable, but there is a little twist towards the end. Even so I really enjoyed the story and watching the investigation unravel as you see the characters interact with each other in a society fuelled by stereotypes and assumptions. 

I would give Stalker;

If you've read Stalker, or any other books by Lisa Stone, make sure you drop a comment below to let me know what you thought of it! 

Chat soon Beautifuls,

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