Saturday 20 June 2015

Every Breath You Take - Bianca Sloane

Every Breath You Take certainly took my breath away! I started this book last night before I went to bed and I finished it today as I simply had to know how it ended.

Natalie Scott is in her late twenties, with a good job, close friends and now she's met the perfect man in Jason. The first half of the book concentrates on the story of how they meet and fall in love. You could almost be lulled into a false sense of security and think that you were reading an everyday chick-lit story (sorry chick-lit fans, no offence intended) until Joey Green arrives on the scene and things take a dramatic turn.

Joey has known Natalie since school when they were both classed as social outcasts so naturally they were drawn to each other, but when Natalie leaves for college she realises that there's a whole world out there just waiting for her and she doesn't need Joey anymore. The only problem with that is that Joey has a psychological disorder and he won't take no for an answer. He follows her everywhere, taking pictures, making notes and even threatens any man who looks like they are getting close to her.
In his mind no-one will ever know or love Natalie like he does and nothing is going to stop them from being together.

The second half of this book is dark and disturbing but it will have you chewing your fingernails down to the quick. The author has a deftness for building suspense and tension, leaving you wondering what's coming next. It's hard to write too much more about it without giving the plot away, but what I will say is that if you like your psychological thrillers dark, they don't come much darker than this!

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