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Posted December 9, 2008
A one sitting tense thriller
Boston art history grad student Ashley Freeman has sex with Michael O'Connell. Where she saw it as a one night, he saw it as forever. Michael obsesses over Ashley and plans to make her his though she insists she does not want to see him. He does not leave her alone being everywhere she is and running off anyone who spends time with her. He uses his computer skills to cause havoc for her divorced parents and her mother¿s lesbian lover as well as taking control of Ashley¿s life at school, her finances and in other ways.----------------- Her loving parents try to buy him off, but Michael ignores their efforts they try to frighten him into leaving their daughter alone, but instead he scares them with his obstinate intensity. Nothing legally works so the desperate Ashley and her family decide to go after Michael with the same fixation he applied when he devastated their lives with illegal and amoral tactics.----------------------- On the surface this may seem like an extended Fatal Attraction, but talented John Katzenbach brings his own spin to predatory obsession as Michael and Ashley¿s family go at it like champions meeting in a fifteen round bout. Each of the five prime players seem genuine and the reactions and feelings of Ashley¿s parents and the lover towards their beleaguered offspring feels real so that when the legal approaches fail, the audience will have no problem with their efforts to reverse the stalking. This is a one sitting tense thriller as readers will want to know who survived trench warfare.-------------- Harriet Klausner
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Posted July 10, 2007
This is one of those proverbial 'cannot put it down' that is not hype for a book. Read this one in one and one half evening. You are gripped from the beginning and the bad guy is so chilling you could scream. No need to discuss the plot trust me. Buy this one
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Posted January 25, 2007
End Justifies Means?
This psychological thriller raises the question 'Does the end justify the means?' Always? Sometimes? Never? The question must be answered by each individual in their own way, and that answer isn't always clear. Another question posed is 'Can something truely be ended, or will a bit of it always stay with you, in some way?' An engrossing read that begins slowly but gains momentum as the characters become more 'real' to the reader, and to the 'reporter' who is telling the tale.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.