Friday, August 28, 2020

One Step Behind by Lauren North

When Jenna's life gets turned upside down by a stalker, all she wants to know is who it is and why she was chosen.

Jenna's stalker has been leaving her awful gifts, sending her threatening e-mails, lurking behind trees and buildings, and ruining Jenna's life because she sees the stalker everywhere. 

One day as Jenna was the doctor working in the ER, her stalker is brought in after an accident and is in critical condition. 

Jenna could let the patient die or she could save her stalker.  That was a tough decision for her, but she decided her medical oath required her to save lives. 

She finds out the stalker's name is Matthew.

She still questions if saving him was the right thing to do because he still haunted her, and she still sees him even though she knows he is in the ICU.

We also meets Matthew's sister, Sophie. 

We learn Matthew's background through Sophie's story. They both had a terrible childhood, but she only hears her mother’s words that she is a big sister and has to take care of Matthew.  She is tired of taking care of her brother.

Something happened in this family twelve years ago that causes even more guilt for Sophie.
ONE STEP BEHIND is filled with unlikable characters, secrets, bitterness, and a great story line.

The tension and the unknown are very evident in this book with the ending ramping up the tension to the max.  

Readers who enjoy a book that keeps you guessing and on alert will enjoy ONE STEP BEHIND. 5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Are you going to read this book?

    I have read two of Ms. North’s books, and they both are good.

    The other book I read is THE PERFECT SON.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Sounds great. Very good review.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Linda.

      You know I love my mysteries and thrillers. :)

      Thanks for your comment.

  3. The premise is interesting, thanks for sharing your thoughts

    1. It was pretty good.

      Thanks for your comment, shelleyrae.

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    1. It is one I think you would enjoy, Laurel.

      Thanks for your comment.