Pages – 100
Blurb – What begins as a cursory glance at the high-rise apartment opposite soon becomes something much darker and far more dangerous. For bored accountant, Kevin Mitchell, lusting after gorgeous, muscular, Tony, in the adjacent building, builds into a life changing obsession. When Tony shows up at Kevin’s apartment, bloody and bruised, Kevin offers him instant refuge…and a place in his bed. However, all is not what it seems and the police draw a different conclusion in their hunt for a violent killer. Will Kevin’s plea of false evidence save him from the horror of a life behind bars?
My Review – Once in a while, I stumble upon a book so wonderful, so expertly written and so engrossing that it reinforces my faith in the entire genre. This is one such book and I absolutely loved it. Anyone who hasn’t yet read this amazing novel is really missing out on a book that truly represents the best in gay fiction. The author expertly portrays the needs and longings of a lonely gay man who becomes intrigued by a beautiful stranger. Oh how I could relate to Kevin’s infatuation, which quickly spiraled into obsession. The way Kevin starts to schedule his life around the chance of seeing the object of his affection is so very touching, but terrifying in the fact that many readers will be able to relate to such actions, and see within themselves how easy it is to lose control of one’s senses in an attempt to feed one’s addiction. Tony is very much Kevin’s addiction, and I could certainly relate to how easy it is to become obsessed with someone we don’t even know. But this is so much more than a tale of sexual longing and obsession, with twists, shocks and surprises galore. It is a superb psychological thriller, without being too dark. The plot is original and very well written. The characters are believable and the projection of Kevin’s emotions simply fly off the pages. This is obviously the first in a series, and the ending leaves you craving for more. I cannot wait for the sequel.