Someone is always watching…
Derek Flint is a loner. He lives with his mother and spends his
evenings watching his clients on the CCTV cameras he has installed inside their homes. He likes their companionship – even if it’s through a screen.
When a series of crimes hits Derek’s neighbourhood, DC Beth Mayes begins to suspect he’s involved. How does he know so much about the v...more
Stalking has changed with the times. Now someone doesn't have to follow you to memorize your habits, note when you come and go. They need only to hack into something of yours online, and they can find out more than you'd think just from your social media presence. This isn't necessary for Derek Flint. He's professional and capable. He ...more
After reading this book, I eyeballed my computer very, very carefully.
Derek Flint sells and installs computer security systems. Then he goes home, and watches from afar. He has their passwords, so it's no problem for him to log in, and watch what's going on. These homes are like the family he doesn't have. He feels it's his responsibility to look out after all of them.....
Like the woman cheating on her husband. Derek sends an auto-message to her husband and he rushes home to find his wife dallyi ...more
Forget Frankenstein, vampires and things that go bump in the night for me it's more the real fears that could happen like being stalked,murdered or being watched which I find really creepy.
Derek Flint has no friends and has always lived at home with his elderly mother.
Every day he goes to work at the business he runs installing home security but only for the customers he approves of and wishes to help.
Two words I can use to describe it: Predictable. Boring.
A lot of computer "tech talk" which basically sends me into a coma.
I knew the "who" from the very beginning. Like, seriously, within the first few chapters. I read to 48% and then skimmed to the end to see if I was correct and I was. I have really shitty detective skills so that should tell you just how simple this story is. No one is more disappointed than me to say that.
Thanks to Edelweiss and Avon ...more
They say you should never judge a book by its cover, I have discovered the same about titles, the “Stalker” led me to believe it would be about somebody following someone around, so I was pleasantly surprised that it was more technical than that. Derek flint a loner who lives at home with his mother, runs a security business installing alarms and CCTV actually watches hi ...more
So, now we have established that this is cyber stalking, lets talk about everything else. The style and pace of writing is good, character devlopment is als ...more
It is the story of a sad, lonely man called Derek Flint. He is in his 40's, lives at home with his mum and has no friends. He runs a home security company, he installs the systems and then watches his customers at home. When a spate of crimes occur involving his customers homes The police start to suspect that Derek has something ...more
He runs a home security business, then at night in the privacy of his bedroom, he keeps an eye on his clients, who he thinks of as his online family.
But when bad things start happening to his clients, the police start connecting the dots, realizing that the one thing th ...more
This crime novel takes the basic premise of various people installing a CCTV security system in their homes, whilst unbeknown to them loner Derek Flint spies on he’s clients once the system is operational.
Derek still living at home with he’s mother is a fascinating complex character that is so well written. Even though a spate of serious crimes that seem to link him as the perpetrator, ...more
As soon as we meet Derek, we know that something isn’t quite right. Someone offering and fitting home security services, you would expect them ...more
You’d think you’re keeping yourself and your family safe when you install an alarm system and camera’s, don’t you? Derek Flint runs a home security firm and he takes the safety of his clients very ...more
We meet Derek Flint who is a loner, that lives with his mother. He also owns Home Security Services which installs CCTV security systems. Derek is very serious about his job and takes pride in what he does. You can say he takes his work home with him. He logs into the cameras at home on his PC and wa ...more
The story was enthralling – literally enthralling! It has been quite a while since I was this obsessed with getting to the end of a book. I can’t put my finger on it – the story-line is good: serial (seemingly unconnected) crime events in a small town; realistic police procedures leading to initial incorrect assumptions of guilt; more focussed ...more
‘Stalker’ by Lisa Stone published by Avon Books and out now
Hey, there has been an explosion of books this year re Stalking, a lot of books have the word in their blurb or have a character who is involved in it or being the victim of it and its a popular subject to write ( and read ) about.....I wondered then when I saw this book with its no ‘compromise on the subject title’ ( Stalker means stalker doesnt it and thats that, no room to manoeuvre on that title ) just what new aspect it could bring. ...more
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STALKER is a very creepy and eerie read, that felt a little too like a reality at times.
When you think of stalking people you think of being followed.
Well in this book we get a whole new look into the dark world of Stalking via technology. But not just any technology..... people's home security systems.
Ok so your probably thinking yeah that's right some security teams watch cameras.
But not Derek Flint!!
He entrusted his community with his security cameras in their h ...more
Derek Flint has high professional standards, which would be considered a great asset for someone who installs CCTV security systems. His courteous and prompt service differs vastly from his competitors. Sadly, so does his moral compass.
With cringe-worthy contentment Derek dutifully ‘looks out’ for the well-being of his customers by viewing them on their brand new cameras. The problem is that’s not a service they signed up for.
His behaviour is creepily unacceptable ...more
I was excited about this story and the idea that someone was watching through your cctv system, a really creepy thriller. I was disappointed. By the 50% mark it was becoming quite a chore to read. The ‘twist’ is completely transparent and there is chapter after chapter filled with unnecessary packing.
Completely forgettable I’m afraid 😟
Usually we expect that stalking means of being physically followed but with all of the technological advances we got, stalkers can have more easier access to your life and home. You can loose your privacy and you ...more
By day, he installs top notch security systems for clients. By night, he watches those clients on monitors in his bedroom while eating reheated microwave dinners.
When a number of his clients are the victims in a series of crimes, Derek doesn't think much of it - but when it continues, he begins to wonder if he's not the only one watching them. Is someone watching him?
I had no intention of sitting down to read this yesterday, ...more
Admittedly what he’s doing is wrong - installing security systems in people’s homes, then ‘monitoring’ them. But he’s doing it because he thinks he’s looking out for them and trying to keep them safe.
The Police soon learn of Derek’s business when it’s linked to a number of break ins and more serious crimes. He’s taken in for questioning but he really can’t understand what he’s done wrong.
It then becomes clear that something else is happ ...more
Derek is a loner who lives with his Mother. He owns a security installation company and chooses his clients carefully. The clients unwittingly become part of his family as he spends his nights watching them through their cctv. Things start to unravel for Derek when several of his clients become victims of crime.
This was a realistic and tense thriller with creepy undertones. With the stalker becoming the stalked and the portrayal of the Dark Web was interestin ...more
Cathy Glass writing as Lisa Stone, I really didn't know what to expect I have read many of Cathy's books and this is so different but really good story.
It was gripping from the start. A thriller that I found hard to put down to put down. This is my first book from this author under this name so I will be checking out her other one soon.
A good thriller, slightly predictable. I was able to guess the twist before it was revealed though.
I will look for more by this author.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for allowing me to read an ARC in return for an honest and unbiased review.