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Reviewed by Gitte
‘The spotlight is where I come to life; in the darkness is where my secrets lie.’
Well…wow….jumping straight from Killer into Stalker turned out to be one violent, eye-opening and gritty ride. I’m surprised anyone was left standing at the end. Where I felt slightly detached and only in like with the story and characters in Killer it felt like Stalker literally hit me across the head demanding I pay attention whilst Vanessa and Phoenix made me feel slightly sick, disturbed, morose and uncomfortable.
‘There’s nothing redeemable about us. Nothing that makes us good. Nothing that makes us worthy of love. Not me or her.’
I have to admit to having this macabre fascination with everything as I read. You know that feeling where you look around – thank the stars for the anonymity of kindle – as you’re reading thinking bloody hell I hope no one realises and think there’s something wrong with me. Yeah, it’s that kind of book!
‘For his love, I could die. For my love, he would kill.’
What was missing for me in Killer came to light in Stalker and I understood. This story was written with intense emotion and we get the background needed to shed a light on the why’s. The why’s interrupting a continual harrowing and intense circumstance that you want to look away from but can’t. I’m so incredibly wary of spoiling anything so I won’t even go there.
‘That woman…she’s mine for the taking now, and I’m coming for her. The hunt is on.’
‘She consumed me. She ruined my life. And I will destroy her in return.’
You guys all know those books that you shouldn’t enjoy, you’re ashamed to enjoy, and you’re embarrassed of your feelings for the ‘bad’ guy…the ‘bad’ woman. Well, this is one of those stories, if you read this review and think yes, I know what you mean then pick up this story! Now, it can be read as a standalone yet Killer is the prequel. The only thing I can’t decide on is whether I would have preferred to read Stalker before Killer. In some respects I think I would have enjoyed Killer more. But that’s probably just me, an individual preference. Kudos Clarissa Wild; this was one hell of a dark and fucked up ride!
‘…he still wants to kill me. Who wouldn’t, after what I’ve done. He just can’t. Whatever is left of his heart won’t let him.’
**Reviewed from an ARC Copy provided by the author with thanks.**
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THE STALKER SERIES by CLARISSA WILD