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The Stalker

(A book in the Sam Brody series)
A novel by

Since her husband's suicide, Beth Baker has been living a life of quiet desperation...

She knows she is not spending enough time with her young children, nor enough at the law firm in which she is a junior partner.

The roof of her house leaks, the bills keep pouring in, and however hard she works, there is never enough money to go round. The future looks bleak.

Then - totally unexpectedly - life improves.

Her creditors are suddenly more patient and forgiving. And even more strikingly, she starts winning more cases in the criminal courts. Lots more cases!

Cases which everyone agrees she should never have won...

It is this improbable run of successes that sets warning bells ringing in the offices of the district attorney and the chief of police - which, in turn, leads to a reluctant Sergeant Sam Brody, being placed in charge of the investigation to find out who she is bribing.

But there are no bribes, nor have her creditors suddenly grown more charitable.

Acting behind the scenes - manipulating everything - is a man who likes to think of himself as her guardian angel.

On cold winter evenings, when she hurries from her car to the house - he is there.

On spring weekend afternoons, as she busies herself in her small garden - he follows her every move.

His mission is to protect her, and if, in the process, other people are hurt - or even end up dead - that is fine with him.

But Beth must be careful. It won't take much to turn her protector into a tormentor...

The Stalker is a fast-paced crime thriller that delves deep and examines how people can commit acts of pure evil in the name of divine justice.

Praise for Sally Spencer

'The characters are rich and complex, the plot is unusual and inventive, but it's the delightfully droll, wonderfully witty doses of humour that make the novel such a pleasure' - Booklist

"Characters are diverse, intriguing, and believable . . . plots never fail to surprise; and the procedural details are grittily realistic" - Kirkus Reviews

"Spencer's finest hour: a tightly plotted puzzler with surprises at every turn"- Kirkus Reviews

Sally Spencer worked as a teacher both in England and Iran - where she witnessed the fall of the Shah. She now writes full time.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: The Stalker
Author(s): Sally Spencer
ISBN: 1-5426-3247-1 / 978-1-5426-3247-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Stalker
Author(s): Sally Spencer
Publisher: Lume Books
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