The Book of You by Claire Kendal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book caught me by surprise.
It had a bit of a slow start to the point I was sad by yet another dud. I was considering returning it but I decided to try once again. I’m glad I did.
Clarissa is being stalked by a creep who becomes so much more. Is love possible during such a nightmare? Are people prone to be attracted to all the wrong ones?
What keeps me from giving this 4.5 stars is besides the fact that many who’ve been stalked say this is accurate (and I do believe most of it is) there’s certainly some things here that are not reality. Things she does and things she doesn’t do that are ludicrous. She protects all the women in her life but never even bothers to try and protect any of the men when they obviously should know what’s going on. Even when things get dangerous and threatening to them, she still doesn’t bother. She never tries to videotape or audio record anything, never purchases a security camera, etc. a lot of things missed in my opinion (things I certainly would’ve done especially as this was a slow-moving stalker, at least at first. Part of the illusion).
Overall this is a good book and one I’m glad I read. I’m on board with everyone else about the ending. Really? Weird weird ending. Felt too rushed and thrown together like maybe the author was close to her deadline.. oh well. Still a good book 😉