As a notable celebrity, Tyler Channing is used to encountering ardent fans. Yet when he came to Valley View to perform in a play, he was in no way prepared for the psychotic intensity of Louise Harper. But when Louise is found dead, Detective Caleb Mitchell is put on the case to discover which of Louise’s plethora of secrets was worth killing her for? Was the murderer Louise’s daughter, Mackenzie, who was infuriated over family secrets? Perhaps it was her soon-to-be-ex, Al, that refused to let her go? Had Tyler Channing been so tired of being stalked he finally snapped? Or, was Louise involved in something far more sinister that lead to her death? Time is running out, and a killer is on the loose. Can Detective Mitchell solve the case before the body count rises? From Award-winning Author Laura Hawks comes a thrilling who-dunnit sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats!
I give Stalking the Stalker (Valley View Mysteries Book 2) by Laura Hawks, 5 stars.
This is a great mystery whodunit that caught me by surprise in the beginning and kept surprising me the whole way through. First off, it leads with the death first. I love this concept. The author does not draw things out, making us wait. Boom, murder first. Then we go back in time leading up to the murder, then finally afterwards and the investigation. If have read mysteries like this before, some of them where not nearly as clean as this one. But the author does this so well. The victim herself wasn’t really innocent and became someone most people couldn’t even imagine. Now it comes to the suspects. The more Detective Mitchell looks into it, the higher the suspect list becomes.
A whodunnit at heart, there is also possible love blossoming along the way to make this even more intriguing. The people are great too, every one different, and many have motives. I didn’t guess who it was until the end. This is also the type of book that makes you feel torn about the victim. Yes, she was murdered, but she was doing some pretty crazy things. But was she really crazy or did something drive her to it? I believe you could sit down and argue about her for a long time. Which again, make this book all the better.
A shorter read, I finished this book in one night. If you are a fan of whodunit mysteries, this book is definitely for you. I cannot wait to read the next one.
Stalking the Stalker is the second book in the Valley View Mystery series by Laura Hawks. I have really enjoyed my time with this book. It has a great twisty whodunit quality to the mystery, with suspense, drama, intrigue, and more. The ‘stalker’ element of the story gave it an added intrigue, whilst the cleverly crafted mystery kept me guessing.
As always, Ms. Hawks drew me into her book and held my attention right through till the end. I was so caught up in the story that I read it in one sitting. I liked that it was a little different from her other books, but done with the same well-written, tight, and detailed style.
Tyler Channing came to Valley View to play his part in the stage production being held in town. Unfortunately, his psychotic stalker happens to be in town as well. But when her body is found, Detective Mitchell will need to utilize all his investigative skills if he’s to close this case. Secrets are uncovered, and several possible suspects are identified- Tanner included. So, what really happened? Whodunit? And why?
Well worth the read to find out.
Thank you, Ms. Hawks!
5 out of 5 stars
I loved reading this book. It pulled me in from the beginning and didn’t let go until the final page. It has a mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat and wondering what will happen next. I enjoyed reading about the characters of Detective Caleb and Mackenzie. Their characters are one of the reasons that I enjoyed the story. Who killed Louise Harper? With so many suspects will the killer be caught? Read this book to find out. Many of the additional characters I enjoyed reading about. Then there are those who I didn’t know what to think of them or their intentions. The story made me feel like I was right there with the characters and following the clues with Detective Caleb. I couldn’t put the book down. It has believable characters and a wonderful storyline. I highly recommend reading it.
Stalking the Stalker is the second book in the Valley View Mysteries series from Laura Hawks. I haven’t read the first yet and it didn’t affect my ability to enjoy this story so it would appear they are solid stand alone novels as well. I will go back eventually and check out book one while I await the release of book three.
Laura Hawks writes some cute mystery novels. I find hers to be less focus on the gritty details and scary side of mysteries and keeps things fun and light hearted even with the detailed and mysterious storyline. I liked that I was able to read a mystery and not feel heavy while doing so.
Tyler Channing is in Valley View for a production that he is set to star in. Things do not go as planned when a stalker makes themselves known to the town. Add in a body and Detective Mitchell and you have a nice set up for a murder mystery to take you away for a few hours.
This is I believe my 2nd book by this author and I truly did enjoy it..It had a lot of moving parts and I got confused a couple times but was able to catch back on pretty quick. I also thought I had it all figured out like 10 times lol only to be wrong 9 of them.Poor Louise was a complete mess LOL and her poor daughter Mackenzie, I loved her character and how she handled everything that was happening with her Mom, her Dad and just everything involved.This was a great story and I became invested quite early and read it in one sitting. This would have been a 5 star book for me had I not lost the story a couple times but like I said I caught back up pretty quick.I am definitely looking forward to more books from this author.
Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019
This book grabbed my attention right from the start. It is definitely a little different to what this author normally writes however she has made the transition well. The book was interesting and has a great story. It was full of twists and turns the whole way through and you were kept guessing.
The story was well written with a great pace to it. I enjoyed the variety of characters throughout too. This was a great book and I can’t wait to read more.
5 starsWhat a great read! Had me guessing until the end.
We follow a few people in this book, but it wasn’t confusing even without headers to say who was talking as you could figure it out with the transitions in place.
A murder has happened and no one know who exactly did it. Through the clues and evidence it points to a couple people but with more digging we find they were right under our nose the whole time. Kept me gripping my kindle to the very end.
Stalking the Stalker (Valley View Mysteries Book 2) by Laura Hawks was an excellent read. I absolutely loved this novel. I could not put it down. The storyline was easy to follow and organized. It consisted of excellent scenery and characters. The characters were developed well and realistic. I had no issue imagining them as I read a long. I was impressed with how the author’s creativity showed through in this fun novel. I highly recommend this book!
Stalking the Stalker (Valley View Mysteries Book 2) by Laura Hawks is engaging and mysterious. The story is well written and nicely paced. There are a lot of characters and any one of them could have done it. It is a whodunnit detective story with lots of lies and deceit, secrets and drama, stalker and murder. One woman’s crazy and lies that could be true and one murderer that you didn’t see coming.
If you want something to read that will keep you glued to the pages, then give this story a read.
Stalking the Stalker (Valley View Mysteries Book 2) by Laura Hawks is a suspense story that literally had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what happens next. This story is full of mystery, suspense, secrets and some obsession. This is not my first read by Laura Hawks and it definitely wont be my last. Find out what happens next in this absolute must read . I can’t wait to see what this Author brings us next.