Every Wednesday, like clockwork, the terror returns.
It seems like an ordinary Wednesday, until the phone rings. A mysterious caller with a chilling threat. Journalist Alice Henderson hangs up, ready to dismiss it as a hoax against the newspaper. But the next Wednesday, the stalker makes another move—and it becomes clear that this is all about Alice.
Someone wants her to suffer, but for what? Her articles have made her a popular local champion—could it be her past rather than her work that’s put her life in danger? Alice is determined not to give in to fear, but with the police investigation at a dead end, her boyfriend insists on hiring private investigator Matthew Hill.
With every Wednesday the warnings escalate, until it’s not only Alice but also her family in the stalker’s sights. As her tormentor closes in, can Alice uncover what she’s being punished for before the terrifying threats become an unthinkable reality?
This is the second book I’ve read from the author, the first one being her best seller, I Am Watching You. This story kept my interest just as the first one did, and I now realize that this author does a great job at keeping the reader at bay.
This is a mystery that will steer you off the path to who the villain—in this case, the stalker, is. Just like I Am Watching You, I had no idea who the stalker was, but the funny thing is, I thought I did.
This story follows primarily Alice, starting with her first threat that initiates the investigation. It’s a multiple POV story, with Matthew, Alice, and the stalker taking over different chapters. This format is easy to follow and with each character having a unique voice and tone, you know who’s speaking even without the chapter titles.
This story is effective in leading the reader on, making them think that it has to be a certain character because the clues match up to them. But with this story and previous one, when you think you know who the villain is, you don’t, which is a strength of the story. I believe a good mystery is one that surprises you at the end.
Of course, I was surprised to find who was after Alice, though it all made sense why they were.
A weakness of the story was it contained too much filler at times. Reading about Matthew’s family life and so on made the reading drag a bit, but I know the author wanted to add context and possibly hint at what was at stake throughout the investigation.
Beyond that, the story had enough suspense and activity going on that held my interest. It wasn’t a dark read, though the situation was for the characters, and I like how the author camouflaged sensitive topics that came up in the story. This makes this read accessible to many.
Yes, I would recommend this story to those who like unpredictable, suspenseful mysteries. Also those who want to read something frightening, but not something that will stick with them for a long time in a negative way.
4 stars out of 5. I like how I was wrong who the stalker was, it made the ending exciting. The story also held my interest for the most part, though there were some areas that lagged due to filler scenes that went on too long.
***This book was given to me by NetGalley for an honest review.***