Dark psychological thriller


Pretty Maidens All In a Row. - J.M.   Brown

This is definitely a dark one with graphic violence so is not for the faint hearted.  It’s a very intense book about a deranged man who is obsessed with a beautiful young girl.  Many parents will be keeping an extra watch over their teenage girls after reading this one.

To Richard Reed, all women are impure except for his beloved Mary Elizabeth.  It makes for a interesting read to see his stalking escalate.  The author, who is a psychiatric nurse, puts her experience to good use in this book.  It’s a realistic portrayal of obsession.

The book is almost two books in one as the first part deals with Mary Elizabeth as a young girl and Richard Reed’s obsession, while the second part deals with Mary Elizabeth as an adult whose secret admirer starts to turn frightening.  I did feel that the book could have been shortened with some editing for a better effect.  But it was an entertaining read.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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