Stalking The Stalker

 

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!

A. Bass
For those who have read other books by the author, this one certainly doesn’t disappoint. The group of characters are almost all suspects in the murder of Louise, but in this case it takes an inquiring cop to sift through all the evidence. Involves theater, a movie star, and lots of passion. I rarely do this — but I had to reread it a second time to catch all the nuances and character details. Loved it both times!
Frances
Laura kept me going from one suspect to the next. Up to the end of the book,really didn’t have the person that commuted the crime. Very different story line for Laura. Good story and I recommend the book for anyone that enjoys a murder mystery. Waiting for your next book.
ERIN E WOLF

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.

Angela Hayes

4 STARS

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!

Laura Furuta
Stalking the Stalker (Valley View Mysteries Book 2)
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.
Liz Vrchota

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.

Kirchersmiles
Stalking the Stalker (Valley View Mysteries Book 2) by Laura Hawks
4 Stars
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.
Katie Kearney
Stalking the Stalker (Valley View Mysteries Book 2) by Laura Hawks. Ok so let me just start by saying wow what a ride. This author knows how to keep the readers guessing and on our toes. Every time I thought I’d figured out something bam a new turn! It was incredible. There’s so much this book has to offer from the mystery and suspense to the drama that unfolds for these characters. I love this authors attention to even the smallest details. The storyline is well written and paced just right, I never felt rushed or that it was lacking anything. I was honestly on the edge of my seat the entire story and I couldn’t put it down. The characters all bring something unique to move the story along. I was completely lost in the world the author created. Five stars all the way and highly recommended!
Erica Wojdyla
Stalking the Stalker by Laura Hawks is the second book in the Valley View Mysteries series. This is not my first book by Hawks and it will not be my last. It has been a little bit since I have read a “whodunnit” story. Hawks kept my attention from the first line to the last. This story is about Tyler Channing a celebrity who has a stalker. There is so much going on in Valley View, especially with the play with Tyler coming into town.. Tyler has a stalker Louise Harper who happens to be in Valley View as well. There was a murder and it happens to be Louise. Detective Mitchell has his work cut out for him with this murder. What is going to happen in the small town? Will the killer get caught? Who is the murder? Watch every corner and every detail and maybe you will find out “whodunit” before it is revealed.
Tytanmom19
Stalking the Stalker (Valley View Mysteries Book 2) by Laura Hawks. This is a great mystery. Its the story of Celebrity Tyler Channing who has come to Valley View to participate in a play. He’s used to his many different fans but Louise Harper is different. She’s everywhere he goes until she’s not. The small town of Valley View is shocked by a murder and of all people the victim is Louise. Detective Caleb Mitchell is heading up the investigation and he’s turning over more secrets than you can imagine. Louise’s daughter was furious with her mother, her ex was still in love with her and even poor Tyler is on the list. As Detective Mitchell uncovers all this information will he find the murderer before someone else is killed? Read Stalking the Stalker to find out!
kerry baker

Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019

Stalking the Stalker by Laura Hawks I the second book in the Valley View Mystery Series. This is a great old fashioned whodunnit type of book that will keep your guessing to the end.
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.
Lyndsey F.
Stalking the Stalker (Valley View Mysteries Book 2) by Laura Hawks
5 stars
What 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.
Mratclif
Stalking the Stalker (Valley View Mysteries Book 2) by Laura Hawks
5-Stars
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!
Jennadb

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.

Bobbi Jo Wagner
I enjoyed this who done it story. This is a little different type of story for this author but I can’t wait to see if she writes more like this. It is is a suspense story that left me sitting on the edge of my seat in parts. This author has created a story that is well developed and creative. Her characters had me turning pages. The twists and turns had me guessing at who the murdered is throughout the story. The story is full of murder, secrets, and obession. I highly recommend this book.
jonell collins
This little mystery is an easy quick to read story. But don’t be fooled, it packs a powerful punch. It’s an intriguing little story with many suspects, turns, twists and surprises. Thought I had it figured then changed my mind, then changed my mind again. Romance but not the steamy kind, just very sweet and touching. But the best thing for me is the deeper story that Laura Hawks is giving us in Stalking the Stalker. Pick this one up, I think you will like it.
Dawn Daughenbaugh
5 Star
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.
Heather Lovelace
Wow! This book found its way into my greedy little hands and I could not stop reading until every page was completely devoured. I found this story to be suspenseful and engaging. The characters were well developed and relatable. I was kept guessing until the end and enjoyed every minute I spent following the story to conclusion. Extremely well written.
Another enjoyable read that I wasn’t able to put down until the end. Lots of players…lots of suspects. Well done Ms. Hawks!
Ashie ash
Wow! I love a good who done it story and this one does not fail to excite! I can’t wait to see what comes next!

 

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