SOMEWHERE, SOMEONE IS WATCHING, WAITING …
What is it like to suffer the attentions of an obsessive fan, to be haunted by the menace of a stalker? What changes devotion into something far more sinister and how do the stars cope with the pressure?
And what about the not-so-famous, the ordinary people who suddenly find themselves living in fear, stalked by a shadowy presence that is all too real?
Ancell Marshall’s wife was killed by a stalker — a murder he stood trial for. Theresa Saldana will never escape the memory of the moment her stalker attacked her and nearly stabbed her to death. Vicky Caldwell had a nervous breakdown, while Lauren Barnes was eventually driven to retaliation. These and many other case histories are compelling reading.
Jean Ritchie talks to the victims and their families, the counsellors, the therapists, the security experts — and the stalkers themselves — in this detailed, fascinating, sometimes chilling account of a growing and frightening phenomenon.