The Stalker – ARC Book Review

The Stalker – Book Review

The Stalker: From the bestselling author comes a new and gripping psychological suspense thriller for summer 2021 by [Sarah Alderson]

Two newlyweds. One remote island. It was meant to be the perfect escape…

Newly-weds Liam and Laura are spending their honeymoon in paradise: just the two of them on a remote island off the coast of Scotland.

But they soon discover that all is not as it seems, and the island has a tragic past. And they can’t shake the feeling of being watched…

When one morning, they wake to find a message scratched into the window, their worst fears are confirmed. They aren’t alone on the island. And this stranger wants them dead.

…but it became the perfect nightmare.

If you enjoy reading twisty psychological thrillers that leave your heart racing, then you’ll love The Stalker from bestselling author Sarah Alderson.

No. of pages:- 368 pages

Publisher:- Avon publishers:

Date published:- will be published on 8th July 2021

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


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I only have one word for this book…WOW

The story starts with two newlyweds, Liam and Laura spending their honeymoon in a remote Scottish island all by themselves–a cottage and a castle that was ruined by a fire years ago. Yet what seemingly a quiet honeymoon soon turned to a nightmare when both of them realized that someone else is also in this remote island with them. And there’s a dark forbidding history lurking in the island…

Let’s start with the plot–the plot of the story was great! Intriguing, engaging and for a moment, I thought I was reading a horror story–I had the feeling of horror when I was reading the book and felt like watching a horror movie! The story was intense, the author did a good job hooking the reader into the story that for a moment, I simply couldn’t put the book down as I was so hooked into the book! Then towards the ending, the story got more and more intense with the moments of OMG moments and then comes the most unexpected and twisted ending that I didn’t even see it coming! Really, the ending was so good and unexpected! I did not see that twist coming in the end.

The story was also short, fast paced and quick to read, and has all the qualities of a good thriller book I usually would find in a good thriller! This author did not disappoint me and I am looking forward to read more of her books!

Overall, this book gave me a rollercoaster horror ride that kept me awake at night to finish the book–unputdownable and fast paced thriller with a twisted unexpected ending you didn’t expect–worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Avon publishers for the ARC. The book is based on my honest opinion only.

If this book appeals to you, you can pre-order your copy now on Amazon!

Sarah Alderson

Sarah is a British born, LA based screenwriter and author.

Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the non profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip with her husband and toddler daughter on a mission to find a new place to call home.

She finished her first novel, HUNTING LILA, just before they left the UK, wrote the sequel on the beach in India, and had signed a two book deal with Simon & Schuster by the time they reached Bali. After living there for five years, during which time she wrote another ten books, she and her family made the move to California.

Her first non-fiction book, CAN WE LIVE HERE, based on her family’s travels around the world to find a new home, was published in 2015.

While now writing predominantly for TV and film, Sarah remains a prolific author, writing women’s fiction under the name Mila Gray. Her novels in this genre include the #1 bestselling COME BACK TO ME, STAY WITH ME and RUN AWAY WITH ME.

Her adult psychological thrillers include: FRIENDS LIKE THESE, IN HER EYES and THE WEEKEND AWAY, which is soon to be a Netflix movie.

Her books have appeared in translation in Germany, Mexico, Brazil, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia and Poland.

You can find her on Instagram @sarahaldersonauthor, Twitter (@sarahalderson) and at

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