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The Stalker
     

The Stalker

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by Jack Erickson
 

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A schoolboy is bullied by a classmate to follow a beautiful young woman when she gets off a bus after work.  He follows her, and becomes intrigued by her private life.

Years later, he meets her in a professional setting and learns intimate details of her life.
His fantasies become an obsession, he begins stalking her, watching her with lovers, imaging

Overview

A schoolboy is bullied by a classmate to follow a beautiful young woman when she gets off a bus after work.  He follows her, and becomes intrigued by her private life.

Years later, he meets her in a professional setting and learns intimate details of her life.
His fantasies become an obsession, he begins stalking her, watching her with lovers, imaging what it would be like if he could become one. She invites him to her home for a business meeting not knowing how this feeds his fantasies. 

One weekend, when he knows she is away with a boyfriend, he crosses over the line . . .

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011131578
Publisher:
Jack Erickson
Publication date:
08/22/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
384,756
File size:
208 KB

Meet the Author

Jack Erickson writes in multiple genres: international thrillers, mysteries, true crime, short mysteries, and romantic suspense. 

He is currently writing a series of international thrillers based in Milan featuring the anti-terrorism police, DIGOS, at Milan's Questura (police headquarters). Book I in the series is "Thirteen Days in Milan." The sequel, "No One Sleeps," will be published in December 2016. Book III, "Cadorna Station," will be published in March 2017.

Erickson's models for his thrillers are based on three popular Italian mystery series: Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti in Venice, Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Salvo Montalbano in Sicily, and Michael Dibdin's Aurelio Zen in Rome. All three have been produced as TV series at either BBC, PBS, RAI, or Deutsche Welle

Erickson travels throughout Italy for research and sampling Italian contemporary life and culture. In earlier careers, he was a U.S. Senate speechwriter, Washington-based editor, and RedBrick Press publisher. He wrote and published several books on emerging craft brewing industry including the award winning "Star Spangled Beer: A Guide to America's New Microbreweries and Brewpubs."

Before he began writing fiction, he was a wealth manager for a national brokerage in Silicon Valley.

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The Stalker 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If i knew what a waste of time and .99 cents thos would be i would have flushed the money down the toilet and went about my night. They arent joking when they say a short story...only 40 ish pages. Not into it. Would probably be an awesome author if he wrote a longer story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great short story! Wish it was longer but it was still a fast paced attention grabber! Nice work! xo
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well i was going to buy the book, but everyone is saying it is only like 40 pages!!! I am an intence reader and i think i want a longer read.
jezebel77 More than 1 year ago
Jack Erickson has written other short stories, but this is the first that I have read. We meet a teenage stalker, name unknown, who finds himself obsessed with the same woman over the course of a decade. His friend suggests following someone for fun. Why not? Who isn’t curious about what people’s lives are like, what they do and where they go? He sees a beautiful girl near a bus station. Captivated by her beauty, he has chosen his prey. The story jumps from the boy being 14 to college age. He unexpectedly runs into her again at his summer job where they both work. Sure enough, the woman, Alexis, is once again the focus of the stalker’s attention. He goes out of his way to run into her. His persistence on learning more about her and watching her from afar fuel his fascination. We are propelled into the future again, to the stalker’s next career and how he meets Alexis again. As the stalker becomes more obsessed, he turns the notch up on his stalking activities that result in a major twist at the end. I find it hard to write enough about the story without giving away the ending or re-writing the author’s narrative. Although it was only 20 pages, the story still played out with continuity and a surprise ending. I was very intrigued from the beginning as the plot kept my attention and I could not put it down. The author did an impressive job of taking what could have been a long, drawn out narrative into a succinct and exciting page-turner. We do not learn the main character's name but that does not distract from the story. Mr. Erickson tapped into feelings that most people have experienced: curiosity. Unfortunately for the narrator, he turned curiosity into a dangerous fixation.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that the book The Stalker, is a very good book even though it was only 40 ish pgs, and 99 cents
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Carol Greene More than 1 year ago
It was a very intriging and thought provoking short story, i enjoyed the way the author writes, its a very quick style that gets you into the story and carries you along like a.roller coaster, thank you for the ride,,,,,
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The stalker? Ok that is not creepy @ all just sayin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago