The Stalker

· The O'Connells Book 13 · Lorhainne Eckhart, INC.
4 reviews

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Dark secrets are resurrected in this new O’Connell novel.

Alison Sweetgrass-O’Connell believes she’s forever a misfit and will never fit in.

After struggling to recover from a teenage crush that dealt her a crippling blow, Alison watches from the sidelines in the small town of Livingston, Montana, which hasn’t been friendly to her. Silently, she believes everyone’s seemingly perfect lives have a dark side. And soon her beliefs prove true.

Alison meets young, attractive med student Bennett Warren, new to Livingston. Suddenly, Bennett is showing up everywhere she is—and then, in her good fortune, he turns out to have rented the apartment right next door.

At first, she’s convinced it’s fate, and maybe there is hope for her, but a suspicious turn of events has her fearing she’s being stalked by someone who knows one of her secrets, something no one should know.

She tries telling herself she’s imagining things, but she soon realizes someone has been inside her apartment, going through her very personal belongings. She finds herself looking over her shoulder, not knowing who she can trust. When she confides in Bennett, she’s convinced he thinks she’s crazy, too.

Then Alison comes across evidence that has her questioning not only her sanity but also the real reason Bennett showed up in Livingston—and even more disturbing is the possibility that him moving right next door to her wasn’t entirely coincidental.

4 reviews
Cathy Christensen
November 28, 2020
One of the many things I love about The O’Connells series is that each episode seems so real-to-life. Alison hasn’t had an easy existence, and because of this, she doesn’t have a lot of trust that anything good will come her way. Therefore, you can’t expect her story to be all hearts and flowers. Just as she’s taking steps to gain some independence, she meets Bennett Warren who sparks her interest as he seems equally interested. What she doesn’t expect is to fall victim to an unknown stalker, who invades her privacy and acts on her personal thoughts. As she again feels she’s responsible for actions beyond her control, Bennett’s motives become suspect. Who can she trust, and will this be when her family realizes she’s not worth their love and support? Even though this is a quick read, it will capture your interest from the beginning and, as it’s been with each episode in the O’Connell saga, keep you turning pages until the very end. The stalker was a bit of a surprise, as was Bennett’s secret, which adds to the elements of intensity and intrigue. The O’Connells, being a tight-knit group, really know how to circle the wagons wherever there is a hint of trouble for any one of their family, and once they consider you family, you’re family for life, no matter what. This is something in which Alison is learning she can trust. It’s a wonderfully engaging story, and the O’Connell family dynamic is another reason I love this series so much.
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Yvonne Cruz
November 29, 2020
We are back with the O’Connells. A complex family filled with secrets, who overcome obstacles, and have a past. But through it all, the loyalty of the family is what makes them strong. Family means everything to each one of them. This time the story belongs to Alison Sweetgrass-O’Connell. Alison has been more of a misfit, and her young life has not been easy. She still doesn’t feel part of the O’Connells and now that she is out of school and 18, she is determined to be on her own. She works as a waitress in an unfriendly environment. Her journal is her outlet, where she expresses her anger, those she dislikes. When those individuals in her journal start having accidents, her new neighbor might not be whom he appears, and someone has been in her apartment, she is frightened and uncertain who to trust. Will she be able to survive when her “stalker” confronts her? Once more , the author gives us realistic situation, filled with drama, and showing that life is not black and white, but various colors of gray. I was entrusted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my ow.
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New York Times & USA Today bestseller Lorhainne Eckhart writes Raw Relatable Real Romance is best known for her big family romances series, where “Morals and family are running themes. Danger, romance, and a drive to do what is right will see you glued to the page.” As one fan calls her, she is the “Queen of the family saga.” (aherman) writing “the ups and downs of what goes on within a family but also with some suspense, angst and of course a bit of romance thrown in for good measure.” Follow Lorhainne on Bookbub to receive alerts on New Releases and Sales and join her mailing list at for her Monday Blog, books news, giveaways and FREE reads. With over 120 books, audiobooks, and multiple series published and available at all retailers now translated into six languages. She is a multiple recipient of the Readers’ Favorite Award for Suspense and Romance, and lives in the Pacific Northwest on an island, is the mother of three, her oldest has autism and she is an advocate for never giving up on your dreams.

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