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In New York City's work hard, play harder singles scene, a young woman looking for love can find herself the object of a deadly obsession.

With each meaningless date and disappointing new boyfriend, Katie Porter is becoming more and more disillusioned. No matter how wide a net she casts she can't seem to find a guy who really understands her. But someone thinks she's special — very special. And he's following her...But it's not her boyfriend, Andy. The frat-boy who never grew up is too busy working out how far Katie will go and if her friends are hot, to stop and think whether Katie's "the one". But someone's already decided she is — and he's watching her.

Peter sees Katie at the gym. He sees her at the coffee bar she stops at on the way to work. In fact, he sees her almost everywhere, as he quietly follows her. But most of all, he sees her in his plans for the future. He's got the proposal worked out, he's even got the ring and their happy home already bought. After all, he's had enough time to plan things to perfection — he grew up in the same small town. Surely, after all these years, he can't let anything stand in his way.

Combining his trademark razor-sharp dialogue, black humor and superb storytelling talent, The Follower is Jason Starr's most suspenseful novel yet.

Review:

"'Murder stalks a love triangle in New York City in Starr's low-key thriller, his most crowd-pleasing novel to date. Katie Porter believes her encounter at the health club with Peter Wells is total chance. What she doesn't know is that Peter once dated her sister back in her hometown and has elaborate plans to marry her, after waiting a couple of weeks for the perfect romantic moment to pop the question. And she doesn't have a clue that her current boyfriend, Andy Barnett, is ready to dump her. A 'twenty-three-year-old single guy in Manhattan,' Andy is a male animal on the prowl, checking out all the action: 'The clothes were loose, but it looked like she had a nice body — thin anyway, which was all that really mattered.' Starr (Lights Out) is a master at capturing the minute-by-minute lives of vacuous yuppies, and he absolutely shines with these characters. When Peter decides he needs to eliminate the competition, this Looking for Ms. Goodbar suddenly becomes a very funny, dark social satire.' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"In the space of just a few novels, Starr seems on the verge of creating a genre unto himself." Bookreporter.com

Synopsis:

With each meaningless date and disappointing new boyfriend, Katie Porter is becoming more and more disillusioned. No matter how wide a net she casts she cant seem to find a guy who really understands her. But someone thinks shes special—very special. And hes watching her...

Peter sees Katie at the gym. He sees her at the coffee bar she stops at on the way to work. In fact, he sees her almost everywhere, as he quietly trails her. But most of all, he sees her in his plans for the future. Hes got the proposal worked out, hes even got the ring and their happy home already bought. After all, hes had enough time to plan things to perfection—he grew up in the same small town. Surely, after all these years, he cant let anything stand in his way…

About the Author

Jason Starr is the multi-award-winning author of seven previous books, including Lights Out. He was born and raised in Brooklyn and now lives in Manhattan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312359744
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Starr, Jason
Subject:
Thrillers
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070807
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.67 x 4.3 x 1.03 in

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Product details 320 pages St. Martin's Minotaur - English 9780312359744 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Murder stalks a love triangle in New York City in Starr's low-key thriller, his most crowd-pleasing novel to date. Katie Porter believes her encounter at the health club with Peter Wells is total chance. What she doesn't know is that Peter once dated her sister back in her hometown and has elaborate plans to marry her, after waiting a couple of weeks for the perfect romantic moment to pop the question. And she doesn't have a clue that her current boyfriend, Andy Barnett, is ready to dump her. A 'twenty-three-year-old single guy in Manhattan,' Andy is a male animal on the prowl, checking out all the action: 'The clothes were loose, but it looked like she had a nice body — thin anyway, which was all that really mattered.' Starr (Lights Out) is a master at capturing the minute-by-minute lives of vacuous yuppies, and he absolutely shines with these characters. When Peter decides he needs to eliminate the competition, this Looking for Ms. Goodbar suddenly becomes a very funny, dark social satire.' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "In the space of just a few novels, Starr seems on the verge of creating a genre unto himself."
"Synopsis" by ,

With each meaningless date and disappointing new boyfriend, Katie Porter is becoming more and more disillusioned. No matter how wide a net she casts she cant seem to find a guy who really understands her. But someone thinks shes special—very special. And hes watching her...

Peter sees Katie at the gym. He sees her at the coffee bar she stops at on the way to work. In fact, he sees her almost everywhere, as he quietly trails her. But most of all, he sees her in his plans for the future. Hes got the proposal worked out, hes even got the ring and their happy home already bought. After all, hes had enough time to plan things to perfection—he grew up in the same small town. Surely, after all these years, he cant let anything stand in his way…

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