By Jason Starr
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312359744, 320pp.)
Publication Date: August 7, 2007
Categories: Mystery & Detective - General
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In New York City's work hard, play harder singles scene, a young woman looking for love can find herself the object of a deadly obsession.
With each meaningless date and disappointing new boyfriend, Katie Porter is becoming more and more disillusioned. No matter how wide a net she casts she can't seem to find a guy who really understands her. But someone thinks she's special - very special. And he's following her... But it's not her boyfriend, Andy. The frat-boy who never grew up is too busy working out how far Katie will go and if her friends are hot, to stop and think whether Katie's 'the one'. But someone's already decided she is - and he's watching her.
Peter sees Katie at the gym. He sees her at the coffee bar she stops at on the way to work. In fact, he sees her almost everywhere, as he quietly follows her. But most of all, he sees her in his plans for the future. He's got the proposal worked out, he's even got the ring and their happy home already bought. After all, he's had enough time to plan things to perfection - he grew up in the same small town. Surely, after all these years, he can't let anything stand in his way.
Combining his trademark razor-sharp dialogue, black humor and superb storytelling talent, The Follower is Jason Starr's most suspenseful novel yet.
JASON STARR is the multi-award-winning author of seven previous books, including Lights Out. He was born and raised in Brooklyn and now lives in Manhattan.
"Everyone who's ever gone out on a date should read this book--before they date again. It's been years since a thriller grabbed me the way The Follower did."
--Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Paranoia and Power Play
PRAISE FOR JASON STARR AND THE FOLLOWER:
"This generation's Looking for Mr. Goodbar and a crackling-hot beach read." --The New York Post
"The Follower does for dating what Jaws did for swimming."
--Ken Bruen, Shamus award winning author of Priest
"A chilling, thrilling and addictive tale of romantic love gone terrifyingly wrong. I couldn't put it down!"
--Alison Gaylin, Edgar nominated author of Trashed
"Jason Starr takes the big-city singles scene and turns it inside out. Keen social satire and a deliriously addictive story."
--Megan Abbott, Edgar nominated author of The Song is You
"Jason Starr's got a hip style and an ear for crackling dialogue. And he offers up characters that are so real we're sure we know them."
--Jeffery Deaver, bestselling author of The Cold Moon
"Jason Starr is hypnotically good---if you miss him, you're missing some of the best new writing there is."
Lee Child, bestselling author of Bad Luck and Trouble
"Jason Starr is the first writer of his generation to convincingly update the modern crime novel by giving it provocative new spins."
--Bret Easton Ellis, bestselling author of Lunar Park
"Starr has...a hard-edged style that is clean, cold and extremely chilling."
--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times