Returning to her childhood home to share the burden of caring for her estranged and fragile father, Alicia Bryson finds unpleasant memories of her life there crowding in on her. Determined that her eight-year-old daughter will enjoy the ‘holiday’, Alicia is torn between doing the right thing and putting as much distance as she can between herself and the home she escaped from all those years ago.
But Alicia and Jenny have already attracted the attention of one local resident, and not in a good way. Watching every move the young mother and her daughter make, one man is waiting for his chance to put things right in his own crazed view of the world…
This is the first novel I’ve read by Linda Huber and while I was expecting it to be a decent read, I was surprised to find myself pulled into the storyline from the first page. A big dose of underlying tension is often at the heart of a good mystery, and this one is no exception. The plot is simple enough, but Ms Huber weaves the fates of her characters into a creepy and wonderfully tense thriller, where the identity of the stalker will keep you guessing til the end.
With eleven books in her repertoire, Linda Huber has plenty to keep her fans happy.