Monday, September 7, 2020

Review: One Step Behind by Lauren North

One Step Behind
by Lauren North

Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Jenna is a wife, a mother, a doctor. She’s also the victim of a stalker.

Every time she leaves her house, she sees him. Disturbing gifts are left at her door. Cruel emails are sent to her colleagues. She has no idea who this man is but she feels powerless against him.

Until the day he is brought into her hospital after a serious accident, and Jenna is given the chance to find out once and for all why this man is tormenting her. Now, the power is all hers.

But how many lines is she willing to cross to take back control of her life?

Kritters Thoughts:  Told from a few perspectives, this is not your typical mystery, instead it is more than just a mystery!  The main character, Jenna, is many things, but the one that gets most of her attention is being the victim of a crime that is hard to pinpoint and prosecute - being stalked.  There is a man behind every tree and is constantly around a corner and has not only impacted her life, but also her kids and her husband.  The other main perspective is another woman who is a personal trainer with a boyfriend who is beyond controlling and a brother who has seemed off since the day her parents adopted him.  Their worlds will collide . . . 

I read this book in two major sittings and devoured it!  Not just because I wanted to find out who the stalker was and the why, but because of the interesting addition of taking one of the characters back to their childhood and diving deep into their back story.  I am so thankful that the author included those chapters as they added so much more to this story and it wouldn't have felt complete without them.  

I don't want to go on too much because the twists and turns in this book are too good to be spoiled.  When I thought I had it figured out an extra little something was added in and it made the book's outcome even better than I could have predicted!  

I was excited to see after finishing this book, that she has a previous, may pick up that one really soon!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 88 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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