WTF?! What did I just read?! It had all of the creepy stalkery goodness of You, with hint of Misery and a dash of Dexter all rolled into one crazy package. 😱
Teo is a medical student and is slightly introverted… his closest friend is his corpse from anatomy lab. But he seems like a nice guy wholly devoted to taking care of his handicapped mother. When he happens upon Clarice at a bbq, he is instantly entranced and decides he will do anything to win her over. At first he thinks, a second “accidental” meeting will do the trick but basically ends up stalking her. When he finds her a little drunk on the street one night, he decides to do the right thing and take her home to her mother which leads to the strangest most protracted kidnapping I’ve seen since Misery. He is determined to convince her that he is the man for her and will literally stop at nothing to keep her.
This one had so many great dark moments and a few literal jaw drops. I kept stopping to tell my husband because I was in disbelief. I couldn’t stop reading even though a few times I wanted to throw the book in frustration. To be honest there were times where I was maybe rooting for Teo a little bit, hence my allusion to Dexter. The ending was not what quite I was expecting but still satisfying so I’m giving it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 instead of 5. But it’s the perfect beach read if you can handle some violence.