Usually, Samantha Leiffer wouldn’t be caught dead using one of her mother’s cheesy catchphrases, like sympathy vulture, to describe anything—especially not her ex-boyfriend. But since her self-help guru mom got her own radio show, her pearls of wisdom—broadcast everywhere—seem stuck in her head.
Is she “magically thinking”—or in real danger?
Mom claims Sam sees danger where it doesn’t exist. But Sam isn’t so sure. Is her live-in boyfriend, detective John Krull, just quiet and remote, or deeply troubled? Is her ex trying to be friends, or stalking her? When a nerdy stranger gives Sam a note warning her of danger unless she calls him, she thinks he’s just hitting on her—until one by one, people vaguely connected to her start getting killed.
And is someone trying to date her—or kill her?
Suddenly Sam knows she’s not imagining the murderer, who preys on the weak, who waits patiently for death. With nowhere to run, Sam alone must confront an elusive madman who’s all too real—and closer than she thinks…
Alison Sloane Gaylin is a Shamus Award–winning and national and international bestselling writer of suspense novels and a journalist who has covered arts and entertainment for many years. She graduated from Northwestern University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and lives… More about Alison Gaylin