This was quite a shock and I mean that in a good way. I was actually nervous for the main character, Sarah, for her compounding problems with a stalker until it’s become out of control and nobody except herself believes she hasn’t gone mad. It was really frustrating knowing she’s this close to redeeming herself and then the stalker gives her another impossible problem.
The short chapters are really encouraging and the writing is gripping. The narrative shifts between the third person POV and a first person, that of the stalker. It’s a pretty smart move that the identity of the stalker isn’t revealed up until the last 30% of the novel. The bad guy wasn’t a big surprise because I kind of suspected them earlier but only because I’ve learned to suspect everybody. But how they were revealed was riveting including their motivation and how messed up their mind really was despite being really cunning.
The story delivers a profound message really if you looked at it more closely. How you’ll never know people’s intentions, never mind if you’re close friends on Facebook or even in real life. At the same time, it further highlights the dangers of living in the digital world where we put all our information online for everyone to access. There is no such a thing as being too careful these days.