The Stalker

I’ve been reading (and enjoying) Alex Gray’s Lorimer series since the very beginning – initially, due to the Glasgow setting and Lorimer’s refreshing lack of a traumatic backstory (and don’t forget the ginger cat called Chancer) – and this one is no exception.

Maggie, Lorimer’s wife, plays a larger than usual role in The Stalker; she has written a children’s book and, while on a book tour round Scotland, acquires a creepy stalker who follows her from one venue to the next.

There is a vivid sense of place – you get a whistle-stop tour of Scotland, but I also found it really unsettling as she was in some pretty remote areas at times, but seemed remarkably unconcerned about how vulnerable she was.

Although I had an inkling of who the stalker was fairly early on this did not lessen the suspense. Hopefully, there will be another Lorimer book before too long.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy to review.