Stalked: A dangerous predator. A life lived in fear. A terrifying true story.
Alison Hewitt was in the midst of training to be a family doctor when she met Al Amin Dhalla through an exclusive dating agency. He was a seemingly respectable businessman from Canada, so attentive and caring it was easy to ignore the warning signs - until he started, step by step, to take over her life.
Six months after they first met Al Amin's web of lies started to unra...more
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Stalked is the first-hand, harrowing story of Alison Hewitt’s relationship with Al Amin Dhalla, a charming fellow who quickly went from being a kind, considerate gentleman she met through a dating service, to a crazed, obsessed, armed ex-boyfriend.
The writing is clear and fluid. The characters are tormented and scarred, as well as relentless and vicious. And the plot, using first-person narration, unfolds chronologically, building tension and intrigue as it unravels ...more
I really enjoyed this memoir and empathised about what Alison went through with her sociopath ex Al, the extremes he went to hell bent on revenge was terrifying I can’t imagine what Alison and her family went through, I felt drawn to Alison’s kind and down to earth personal ...more
That is just the start. The author's family had reservations abo ...more
Stalking in particular I think is quite scary because it can come in many different forms. In the ...more
I didn't think the way the so called doctor referred to people with personality disorder as crazy was acceptable. Having mental health has its labels certainly but referring to people with that condition as crazy I thought was narrow ...more
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
This is an incredible read. It shows so many aspects as to why you shouldn’t use online dating to find someone. It also shows how important it is to take your time getting to really know someone before moving in with them. Learn beliefs, about their family, dating history, friends, work acquaintances, etc. Take your time!
This story builds as you read on, the tension grows to alarming heights and it’s just hard to fathom that a wom ...more
I too was a victim of stalking/harassment, which is why I picked this book up in the first place. While my own situation was far less severe than Alison's, there were many surreal instances where I saw myself in her, and my stalker in Al.
As the writing goes, the pace quickens at an alarming rate with every chapter. It really sets the atmo ...more
I would definitely recommend it as a really, really good read.
The story was powerful and I really felt for Alison and what she went through, but it was a real challenge to get to the end.