Synopsis: Bubbly Jaime Sanders flees to France as a housekeeper to Father Dante de Vere after receiving menacing letters in England, she believes she is safe. The village is secluded. It’s the perfect place to hide, and Jaime lowers her guard. But when the priest watches her every move, and the letters start up again, Jaime wonders if the two are linked.
Torn between keeping her past to herself, and confiding in the man of the cloth who she believes has nothing to do with the church, Jaime sits on her worries until the stalker turns up in France.
After an unexpected encounter, where she fears for her life, Jaime discovers she isn’t the only one with secrets. And when the stalker gains ground and puts his threats into action, she comes to a terrifying conclusion.
Her pursuer is a man who is already dead.
Who doesn’t love a good stalker book? And this one has it all.
Most of the action is set in a remote village in France, and the description of locale is lovely. We have the tense elements of a thriller and the softer side of blossoming romance—but nothing comes without conflict.
Jaime is a character that you can’t help but like. She’s sassy and her fist encounter with the ravishing—but aloof priest is less than reverent after a case of mistaken identity.
Jaime is safe—but not for long and the climax of the book is fast-paced, and will have you on the edge of your seat.
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.