Seventeen year old Haley Cooke is dropped off at her high
school by her college boyfriend to attend cheerleading
practice. She turns and waves at him as she heads to the
doors that will lead her into the school. That is the last
time anyone sees Haley except for her friend who is standing
on the football field. However, in the milliseconds that it
took for her friend to watch Haley's boyfriend drive away
and turn back to Haley, Haley has vanished. The entire
school is searched and the areas around it but Haley is
nowhere to be seen.
One month later, Haley is still missing with no new leads
until the night that her mother is sitting in Haley's room.
As she looks around to see if she has missed anything that
may be of help, she spies a piece of paper sticking out from
Haley's mattress. Slipping it out, she sees words written on
it in Haley's handwriting. It says "If you are reading this,
I am already dead."
Haley's mother instantly contacts the police which brings
Evelyn into the investigation. Evelyn is called in to look
at the situation and form a profile of the people involved,
especially Haley. The facts that she uncovers turn out to be
pretty horrific including the possibility of a human
trafficking operation right in their town. This is taken
much more seriously when another girl vanishes and a major
player in this investigation is found murdered.
Evelyn really has her work cut out for her on top of her new
relationship that she is just getting used to going public
with. As she tries to balance her romance with solving this
case, she finds it difficult to do both. Then, she finds a
huge clue as to what is going on in this town but will she
live long enough to expose the criminals?
Evelyn Baine is one of my favorite characters in any series.
She is honest, intelligent, and, most of all, human. STALKED
serves up a mesmerizing plot that will keep you glued to the
pages as this story unfolds. Just when you think you have
things worked out, you find that there is another huge twist
that changes everything.
STALKED is also a story that could be ripped from the
newspaper headlines and could happen in the real world. You
might just want to keep all of the lights on and your house
locked up tight while you read STALKED; especially if you
are reading it alone at night. Don't miss this one! If you
have grown to love Evelyn Baine, you will relish each word
That's the note seventeen-year-old
Haley Cooke leaves behind when she disappears from inside
her high school. FBI profiler Evelyn Baine is called in to
figure out who had reason to hurt her. On the surface, the
popular cheerleader has no enemies, but as Evelyn digs
deeper, she discovers that everyone close to Haley has
something to hide. Everyone from estranged parents, to an
older boyfriend with questionable connections, to a best
friend who envies Haley's life.
Secrets can be
One of those secrets may have gotten
Haley killed. If she's still alive, Evelyn knows that the
more the investigation ramps up, the more pressure they
could be putting on Haley's kidnapper to make her disappear
for good. It's also possible the teenager isn't in danger at
all, but has skillfully manipulated everyone and staged her
own disappearance. Only one thing is certain: uncovering
Haley's fate could be dangerousâ€”even deadlyâ€”to Evelyn