Author(s): Stephen Leaton
A masterpiece of chilling suspense, this psychological thriller is a mesmerizing journey into the mind of a brilliant, engagingly witty, but disturbingly deceitful woman who uses an encrypted blog to communicate with her ex-lover, Callum. Hauntingly poetic, the ingenious plot will leave you confounded at every turn. The story unfolds entirely through Vivienne's entries on her blog, which include her threatening communiques to her ex-lover, Cal, and others. Through her often lyrical, at times deeply philosophical, and always utterly engrossing writing, Vivienne conveys her thoughts, her memories, and her peculiar version of events Obsession leads Vivienne to stalk Cal and his new partner, Mary--and worse. But when she is arrested and placed in a psychological hospital, a shocking truth causes her entire narrative to become suspect. Does her refusal to acknowledge this point to truth, manipulation and deceit, or the delusions of an increasingly demented mind?
A lawyer with some thirty years' experience, author Stephen Leaton has published many articles in newspapers and magazines. The author most recently co-wrote the unique book The Bitter Sweet Philosophies. He is also a teacher of gifted students and has been named a Star Teacher by the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children. Amongst other qualifications he holds a Master's of Creative Writing with first-class honours and is currently completing a PhD in creative writing at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand for which he received a Vice Chancellor's full scholarship. His family consists of his wife, two children, and two dogs, three of which are also lawyers.