I'll be watching you

Andrea Kane

Book - 2005

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Genres
Romantic suspense fiction
Published
New York : William Morrow 2005.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
337 p.
ISBN
0060741309
Main Author
Andrea Kane (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Taylor Halstead has made a successful career for herself by counseling others, either at an elite New York prep school or through her radio talk show, but when her safety is threatened by her cousin's boyfriend, Gordon, she feels helpless. He attempts to rape her, then both he and her cousin are killed in a boating accident. Months later, Taylor receives an e-mail that quotes Gordon's last words to her, followed by ominous phone calls. But the worst thing she encounters is Gordon's twin, Jonathan, who seems to have an unnatural attraction to her. She meets Jonathan at the lawyer's office as she is settling her cousin's estate. The lawyer, Reed Weston, is also taken by the beautiful Taylor and tries to help her by teaching her the rudiments of self-defense, and inveigling his way into her life, and her heart. As the killer comes closer, Taylor doesn't know if she should trust Reed or her own instincts. An exciting thriller right up to the last page. ((Reviewed November 1, 2004)) Copyright 2004 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

With red herrings this fishy, how come Kane's brainy heroic lovers don't figure out the psychopathic stalker's identity until almost too late? That's the real enigma in Kane's hardcover romantic suspense debut. When gorgeous psychologist and talk show host Taylor Halstead goes to bed with gorgeous attorney Reed Watson, Kane (Run for Your Life, etc.) is in her element: "He was naked. She could feel every incredible inch of him, hot and hard and desperate to get inside her." The writer is a pro in the romance department, offering ample tenderness and lubricity, and the details of the talk show world are well researched and convincing. But the suspense plot relies on the predictable and improbable. The book opens with a brutal near-rape scene involving Taylor and her cousin's gorgeous but evil boyfriend, Gordon Mallory. Kane seems to dispose of Gordon (along with Taylor's beloved cousin) in a yacht explosion, only to introduce his egregious identical twin, Jonathan, several pages later. Among other unconvincing developments, the twins turn out to be their rich dad's illegitimate sons and one was repeatedly molested by their stepmother. Who's stalking Taylor? Is it Jonathan? No, it's got to be Gordon, right? But wasn't he dead? Where's he hiding? Thank goodness for the steamy sex, because the answers don't hold water. Agent, Andrea Cirillo. (Jan. 18) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Traumatized after a life-threatening attack by Gordon Mallory, who died in an accident after assaulting her, radio personality Taylor Halstead receives a threatening e-mail and wonders if she can trust Gordon's twin brother, Jonathan.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Traumatized by a life-threatening attack by Gordon Mallory, who died in an accident after assaulting her, radio personality Taylor Halstead receives a threatening e-mail and wonders if she can trust Gordon's twin brother, Jonathan, and her new boyfriend and protector, Reed Weston. By the author of Scent of Danger.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The author of three New York Times bestsellingmasterworks of tense and unrelenting drama,the phenomenal Andrea Kane returnswith an electrifying thriller that takes romanticsuspense to a breathtaking new level"I'll be watching you ... "the cryptic e-mail read.Taylor Halstead, psychologist and successful radio personality, is terrified that she'll never be safe again. Coming on the heels of a series of tragic and terrible events, the e-mail sends chills racing up her spine. Her safe, secure world has already been violated by her cousin Stephanie's boyfriend, Gordon Mallory, in her own apartment. Only the door buzzer and Stephanie's intervening voice rescue her, but not before Gordon promises to return. Soon after, he is killed along with Stephanie in an inexplicable explosion aboard his yacht. Or is he?The e-mail is just the beginning. The terror campaign escalates when an electronically disguised voice on Taylor's telephone threatens to kill her, and her life becomes a nightmare. It seems the only one she can turn to is attorney Reed Weston, her confidant, protector, and, ultimately, lover. But is Reed's determination to protect her enough to avert disaster? And can Taylor trust Gordon's identical twin, Jonathan, who always seems to show up when she least expects him?Grief and dread unravel Taylor's sanity, playing tricks with her mind and heart. Someone out there wants her dead -- a crazed fan or the troubled teenage boy she's been counseling or, impossibly, Gordon himself. His vow to return and those final menacing words -- "I'll be watching you" -- haunt her day and night. Whoever is out there is coming closer, and Taylor Halstead has nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The author of three New York Times bestsellingmasterworks of tense and unrelenting drama,the phenomenal Andrea Kane returnswith an electrifying thriller that takes romanticsuspense to a breathtaking new level"I'll be watching you ... "the cryptic e-mail read.Taylor Halstead, psychologist and successful radio personality, is terrified that she'll never be safe again. Coming on the heels of a series of tragic and terrible events, the e-mail sends chills racing up her spine. Her safe, secure world has already been violated by her cousin Stephanie's boyfriend, Gordon Mallory, in her own apartment. Only the door buzzer and Stephanie's intervening voice rescue her, but not before Gordon promises to return. Soon after, he is killed along with Stephanie in an inexplicable explosion aboard his yacht. Or is he?The e-mail is just the beginning. The terror campaign escalates when an electronically disguised voice on Taylor's telephone threatens to kill her, and her life becomes a nightmare. It seems the only one she can turn to is attorney Reed Weston, her confidant, protector, and, ultimately, lover. But is Reed's determination to protect her enough to avert disaster? And can Taylor trust Gordon's identical twin, Jonathan, who always seems to show up when she least expects him?Grief and dread unravel Taylor's sanity, playing tricks with her mind and heart. Someone out there wants her dead -- a crazed fan or the troubled teenage boy she's been counseling or, impossibly, Gordon himself. His vow to return and those final menacing words -- "I'll be watching you" -- haunt her day and night. Whoever is out there is coming closer, and Taylor Halstead has nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

The author of three New York Times bestsellingmasterworks of tense and unrelenting drama,the phenomenal Andrea Kane returnswith an electrifying thriller that takes romanticsuspense to a breathtaking new level"I'll be watching you ... " the cryptic e-mail read.Taylor Halstead, psychologist and successful radio personality, is terrified that she'll never be safe again. Coming on the heels of a series of tragic and terrible events, the e-mail sends chills racing up her spine. Her safe, secure world has already been violated by her cousin Stephanie's boyfriend, Gordon Mallory, in her own apartment. Only the door buzzer and Stephanie's intervening voice rescue her, but not before Gordon promises to return. Soon after, he is killed along with Stephanie in an inexplicable explosion aboard his yacht. Or is he?The e-mail is just the beginning. The terror campaign escalates when an electronically disguised voice on Taylor's telephone threatens to kill her, and her life becomes a nightmare. It seems the only one she can turn to is attorney Reed Weston, her confidant, protector, and, ultimately, lover. But is Reed's determination to protect her enough to avert disaster? And can Taylor trust Gordon's identical twin, Jonathan, who always seems to show up when she least expects him?Grief and dread unravel Taylor's sanity, playing tricks with her mind and heart. Someone out there wants her dead -- a crazed fan or the troubled teenage boy she's been counseling or, impossibly, Gordon himself. His vow to return and those final menacing words -- "I'll be watching you" -- haunt her day and night. Whoever is out there is coming closer, and Taylor Halstead has nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.