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Summary

A woman’s suspicions about her ex-boyfriend become a dangerous obsession in a twisting novel of psychological suspense by Washington Post and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Minka Kent.

Eight years ago, Grace McMullen broke Sutton Whitlock’s heart when she walked away. But it was only to save him from the baggage of her own troubled past. Now all she wants is to make sure he’s okay.

Only everything she learns about him online says otherwise. According to his social media accounts, he placed roots in her hometown, married a look-alike, and even named his daughter Grace. He clearly hasn’t moved on. In fact, it’s creepy. So Grace does what any concerned ex-girlfriend would do: She moves home…and watches him.

But when Grace crosses paths with Sutton’s wife, Campbell, an unexpected friendship develops. Campbell has no idea whom she’s inviting into her life. As the women grow closer, it becomes clear to Grace that Sutton is not the sentimental man she once knew. He seems controlling, unstable, and threatening. And what a broken man like Sutton is capable of, Grace can only imagine. It’s up to her to save Campbell and her baby now - but while she’s been watching them, who’s been watching her?

©2021 by Nom de Plume LLC. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic reviews

“Maarleveld's crisp tone and rapid pace capture the tension that heroine Grace carries with her throughout the novel.” (AudioFile Magazine)

“Kent piles on enough domestic complications to make you avoid your own next family reunion before she brings down the curtain with a thud.” (Publishers Weekly

“Kent’s psychological suspense thriller delivers with an interesting premise, captivating characters, and unexpected twists.” (Library Journal

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A let down

I've read other books by Minka Kent which I thought were brilliant but this was such a let down. The narration was good but the actual story, I found boring. The character back stories were much more interesting than the plot of this book. Disappointed.

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  • TaSigmund
  • 02-05-21

Great Suspense

I've never read anything by Minka Kent before and i wanted to read this book. It took a bit for me to get into the book but i'm glad i stuck with it. The twists and turns had me on the edge of my sit and kept me turning the pages. The book is easy to read/follow along and will keep you up to finish it. i'll have to check out her other books. I recommend this book for you thriller/suspense people.

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  • J.Hamp
  • 14-07-21

Boring

Waste of energy even trying to listen. predictable line. Good narrator. Will exchange it.

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  • veronique Brown
  • 13-08-21

enjoyed

light fun mystery. easy listening light phsyscological mystery thriller. so happy it didn't have a Hollywood ending.

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  • Julie Duke
  • 23-07-21

Great book!

I absolutely loved this book. It was not what I expected. It was better than what I thought it would be. The story is amazing. I shed a couple of tears.

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  • Just Wendy
  • 11-07-21

Good story

This was a good story with great narration. I didn’t realize it was part of a series but it worked ok as a stand alone. I had a few questions but the mystery kept me intrigued and I thought the narrator did a good job with all the characters. I only discovered Minka in the last year or so. I’ve enjoyed each piece immensely and look forward to what else she shall share with us in years to come.

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  • Joyce Harris
  • 20-07-21

the watcher girl

I struggled throughout the story. it was different but the same as other books I read. about people with mental illnesses. but the ending had a good twist. I also think that the best part was when she talked to her father's new girlfriend. about living. in the past and needing to find her own future life.

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  • Tyrone Saucedo
  • 06-07-21

Definitely a Great Listen

What an excellent book and fantastic narration! Don’t pass this one up! I listened to it in two days and made extra excuses to drive!!

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  • Eve
  • 13-05-21

Great story

Great story, well written and narrated, a psychological thriller, a plot of lies and obsession, and a shocking ending. I definitely recommend it.

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  • Jane Strudgeon
  • 08-05-21

Excellent!

I couldn't wait to read this book curious to know what happened to the McMullen family. This book kept me guessing what was going to happen next and was not predictable at all. The narrator was easy to listen to and made me look forward to my commute!

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  • Kelli avid listener
  • 08-05-21

Was an ok story

Definitely not my favorite book by this author. It was entertaining enough but did not really keep my attention as much as her other books. Predictable ending and the story was pretty easy to figure out early on. Narrator is one of the best in my opinion and did another great job!

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