Someone is murdering young gay men in Washington, DC. When Zachary Hall leaves Utah for a job in Washington, it
About the Author
Robert Winter lives and writes in Provincetown. He is a recovering lawyer who prefers writing about hot men in love much more than drafting a legal brief. He left behind the (allegedly) glamorous world of an international law firm to sit in his home office and dream up ways to torment his characters until they realize they are perfect for each other.
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Robert Winter’s Every Breath You Take is a fast paced gem of a mystery with two intriguing main characters and a creative cast of supporting players. This is the first chance I’ve had to read anything by this author and his smooth and witty writing captivated me from the opening scene to the action packed conclusion. The prologue sets up the story with a grisly murder and gives just a hint of what’s to come. This part of the story unfolds gradually while the main characters are introduced. Zachary, a young man recently moved to Washington DC, chooses the piano bar Mata Hari for his first experience in living an openly gay life. When he meets Thomas at the bar their mutual attraction is undeniable, and Zachary goes home with him for a night of incredibly hot sex. While Zachary has hopes for a long term commitment, or at least a second date, he is put off by Thomas for whom “sex is a onetime thing”. Thomas has been hurt in the past and can’t bring himself to become emotionally involved, so he has filled the last few years with meaningless one night stands. I love the way Robert Winter writes his characters. The portrayal of Thomas is beautifully done. I got so deep into Thomas’ head and could really understand his fears, his conflicting emotions, and why he does what he does. He has spent his life feeling appreciated for his looks, wealth, and connections and recognizes how shallow he has become. When he realizes Zachary sees beyond those things, he starts to wish for a life for himself and to become the man Zach sees. It is a wonderful character study of which I’ve never read better. The creepiness of the stalker/murderer is nicely done. Again, Winter gets into this guy’s head and it is off the charts. What goes through his mind, the planning he does, and how he reasons everything out is absolutely perfect. I’m still reeling from the final scene. I’m so glad I discovered this author and I highly recommend Every Breath You Take. I hope Robert Winter plans to write many more books as I’m officially a fan.