She wasn’t always like this.
Carly Finnegan has a life. Not a perfect life, but a life. She has friends, a cute little sister, a passion for archaeology. But then Brian, her first love, breaks up with her, and Carly is crushed. When she discovers he’s seeing someone new—Taylor Deen—she’s devastated. Yet also curious. What does Taylor have that she doesn’t?
A lot, according to the Internet. Taylor comes from well-known family and lives in a big Greenwich Village brownstone. She has a talent for photography and the prizes to prove it. She sounds perfect. But is she? Carly sets out to see for herself. One glimpse is all she wants. But one glimpse isn’t enough. Before long, Carly’s risking everything to get closer to Taylor, the seemingly perfect girl with the seemingly perfect life.
How do you know when you’ve crossed the line between interest and obsession? And, once you’ve crossed it, can you ever go back?
“Graham takes a vilified behavior—in this case, stalking—and assigns it to her protagonist, and along the way manages to generate a surprising amount of sympathy. . . [T]here’s no doubting the intelligent structure and execution.”
“Graham’s style is friendly and conversational, yet her storytelling is precise and controlled. She skillfully moves back and forth in the timeline for maximum impact. . . Carly is achingly believable . . .”
“A pitch-perfect cautionary tale of obsessive behavior, Stalker Girl is also an insightful and poignant story about how we always seem to be chasing the parts of ourselves that we think are missing.”
“Perhaps it was simply Graham’s phenomenal writing that cast a spell and pulled me into Carly madness… or perhaps it was the fact that we all have that small, dark part of ourselves . . . A+”
“Readers will . . . be both horrified and intrigued as a formerly ‘nice girl’ spirals out of control when a new girl enters her ex-boyfriend’s life. A cautionary tale for anyone who dates in the age of the Internet and is unable to disconnect even when it is time to say goodbye.”
“So disturbing. So vivid. But I couldn’t look away. It was rather genius. . . [E]verything I could have asked for.”
“I was entranced by Stalker Girl. It was simply mesmerizing.”
“I was often on the edge of my seat . . . Graham’s writing . . . flowed perfectly and showed true talent . . .”
“[L]et’s face it, it’s pretty fascinating, albeit sad, to see someone spiral out of control.”