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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||KEN (Text)||33500011857984||Main||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||KEN (Text)||33500011857976||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0062297619 (paperback)
- ISBN: 9780062297617 (paperback)
- ISBN: 9780062297624 (ebook)
- ISBN: 0062297600 (hardback)
- ISBN: 9780062297600 (hardback)
349 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Edition.
- Publisher: New York : Harper, 2014.
|Summary, etc.:||His name is Rafe, and he is everywhere Clarissa turns. At the university where she works. Her favorite sewing shop. The train station. Outside her apartment. His messages choke her voice mail; his gifts litter her mailbox. Since that one regrettable night, his obsession with her has grown, becoming more terrifying with each passing day. And as Rafe has made clear, he will never let her go. Clarissa's only escape from this harrowing nightmare is inside a courtroom--where she is a juror on a trial involving a victim whose experiences eerily parallel her own. There she finds some peace and even makes new friends, including an attractive widower named Robert, whose caring attentions make her feel desired and safe. But as a disturbingly violent crime unfolds in the courtroom, Clarissa realizes that to survive she must expose Rafe herself. Conceiving a plan, she begins collecting the evidence of Rafe's madness to use against him--a record of terror that will force her to relive every excruciating moment she desperately wants to forget. Proof that will reveal the twisted, macabre fairy tale that Rafe has spun around them . . . with an ending more horrifying than her darkest fears.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 April #1
This debut novel's allusions to Samuel Richardson's Clarissa and to classic fairy tales provide a sophisticated veneer to what, in essence, is a creepy portrait of a stalker. Clarissa Bourne agrees to attend a book reading by her academic colleague Rafe Solmes but wakes up the next morning entirely unsure of what happened. Did he rape her? Did he drug her wine? She is soon on the receiving end of a barrage of text messages and unwanted gifts and is relieved when she is summoned to jury duty, hoping it will give her some respite from his unwanted attentions. The trial only serves to heighten her anxiety when the defendant, a rape victim, is degraded and humiliated by the prosecution. The defendant's treatment inspires Clarissa to meticulously record Rafe's overtures, which become increasingly threatening, especially after Clarissa grows closer to a fellow juror. Kendal expertly heightens the suspense while offering a disturbing portrait of a clever stalker who believes himself to be in love even as he engages in malevolent acts that undermine Clarissa's sense of identity and control. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
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