Stalking Justice

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After retirement from the Chicago Police Department, Larry Klinger soon finds himself thinking about his late son more often than before. As he continues to feel sad, he starts therapy and joins a group of men who have lost their children too. On the other side is Andrea, who has just broken off her relationship with Marco. They looked good together and shared lots of wonderful memories, but she couldn’t ignore his violent tendencies. However, he didn’t take the breakup lightly and soon became her stalker, much to everyone’s fear. Especially her father, who feared Marco would turn out to be a psychopath who could harm his daughter.

Efforts to get Marco to stop proved abortive. Andrea’s father was part of Klinger’s group, and he shared his worries with the other men. McVie is perplexed about how to protect his daughter, and with different suggestions, eliminating Marco seemed to be the best option. Marco’s sudden death changes everything, and no one knows who the murderer is. To what lengths will McVie go to protect his daughter?

Losing a child is never easy, and it could take decades to heal from it; some people even don’t. Apart from the grief, it could lead to separation in many marriages. I admire the men’s spirit of brotherhood, care, and support for each other and commend their efforts to seek healing by going to therapy.

In the case of Marco and Andrea’s relationship, I think if she had detected the signs and red flags with Marco early enough, she would have saved herself a lot of trouble, but I understand that love can be tricky and it leads us to make excuses for improper behavior. The book was filled with intrigue and suspense, especially when it was time to solve the murder case. I was so engrossed in the book then.

I like how the author weaves the story in a way that captivates readers with drama, emotions, suspense, and action. The characters were well-developed, each with a distinct background story and behavior, but in a way, they both shared a common trait of looking out for each other. The plot, although fast-paced, was easy to follow, and I must say that the end is very unpredictable.

While the conclusion may feel somewhat abrupt and inconclusive, it does not detract from the overall enjoyment of the book. Stalking Justice by John K. Manos is an enthralling read for fans of crime thrillers and promises to immerse readers in its gripping narrative.

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Author John K. Manos
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 248 pages
Publisher Amika Press
Publish Date 19-Jun-2023
ISBN 9781956872132 Buy this Book
Issue June 2023
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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