Anyone else have The Police song ‘Every Breath You Take’ in their head for this one? CREEPY STALKER. That is the theme of this book.
Darcy is a hopeless romantic that can’t find love. The ladies are ditching her and the worst of it all is she has a stalker. She clumsily meets Eilidh (A-lee) on a bridge early one cold and dark morning. They exchange numbers but the timing just doesn’t seem to be right. Eilidh is just coming out of a 9 year relationship and Darcy’s best friend is going through a heck of a time and requires her support. The rest is a mysterious, suspenseful, and psychological jumble of 90,000+ words.
Yes, this was long. At times, I felt like this could have been left out and that seemed a bit repetitive. But I mostly just enjoyed reading it. I was never bored. I was always pulled to want to read what happens next. And there were times where I was truly anxious about the events that were happening. There were some intense drama/action in parts.
This is tagged as ‘Romantic Suspense.’ I didn’t feel that the romance in the book was super strong. To me, this was mostly a story about a stalker and there happened to be a side dose of romance. And that is probably the only reason I could forgive the lack of chemistry between the romantic pairing. When I think of it like that, I don’t think it hindered the book in any way. But if I was judging this based on romance, it would have been a disappointment.
I recommend this to anyone who enjoys creepy stalkers, likable main characters, sailing, cabins, hot tubs, car chases, family issues, disabilities, and re-heated lasagna.