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Stalkers - Disturbing True Life Stories of Harassment, Jealousy and Obsession [Kindle Edition]

Polly Clarkson
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This unsettling but fascinating book will give you a unique insight deep into the minds of stalkers and reveals how their sinister behaviour affects their victims. From shadowy online stalkers, to jealous ex-lovers, from obsessed admirers and insidious personal vendettas through to crazed and dangerous criminals, this book probes the innermost instincts of the characters involved in each of the terrifying – and increasingly common – crimes described here. Based on revealing interviews with policemen, psychiatrists and doctors, as well as the families of many of the true-life victims – both male and female – this is the first time that such a collection of stalking cases from across the UK has been presented in such vivid and memorable detail. From the high-profile Marchese/Falkowski case currently proceeding through the courts, to the tragic events of lesser-known fatal stalkings, these stories read like fiction – but everything published is based on startling fact.

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About the Author

Polly Clarkson is an experienced freelance and staff journalist and author of many true-life articles focusing on the gritty inside world of real people's lives. She brings her investigative skills to bear in this, her first book. An avid globetrotter, she is currently based in London where she writes full-time for Chat magazine, among other leading publications.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 506 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake (1 Feb. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009R6B7ZK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #160,896 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sad Little Men Who Stalk 25 Feb. 2013
I remember the part in 'Something About Mary' when Ben Stiller explains to Matt Dillon that he only wants to get in touch with Cameron Diaz 'to see if he can help her' and the Dillon character says 'uh huh...stalker job'. There are all sorts of stalkers, which this book details effectively, from the out and out violent psycho to the dribbling, sad, undoubtedly friendless, internet stalker. Leaving aside the more extreme, the others are fundamentally not very successful people who gravitate towards other people's lives, having not much of one themselves. They are drawn, like moths to a candle, to people with more talent, beauty, charisma, whatever. Should one feel sorry for the sad little men who stalk? Nah!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nightmare 19 Feb. 2013
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These are true cases of Stalking that are truly frightening,alot of them i remember reading about in the papers.The length some people will go to try and control ,harrass and terrify their victims,usually because they have rejected them and often leading to murder and how the law was unable to protect them.The stuff of nightmares!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stalkers 14 Feb. 2013
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If you want a nice easy read, but excellent storylines, this is the one for you. It really was quite addictive and read it in 2 days, and passed on to daughter. It reallt was good.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
If I had been paying attention, the chapter titles in `Stalkers' might have warned me that this wasn't going to be the most balanced and psychologically revealing of books. `Cyber Bunny Boiler', `Deadly Obsession', `Toy Boy Predator' and `Sinister Senorita' illustrate the sensationalist and tea-break magazine tone of the book as a whole. As you'd expect then, the stories are totally cliché ridden with friends whispering meaningful words into the ears of their dying friends or relatives; young women are murdered and then described as being `too beautiful for this world' and the prose reads like a spoof Crimewatch script.

Add to this that it is so poorly researched that anyone could have knocked this together if they had access to a few newspapers. The most alarming thing about this book is that it managed to find a publisher.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 7 Nov. 2014
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This book is not particularly well written and there are numerous typing errors throughout. I do not think that the content was researched very well - in fact there is very little detail to each story and they often read like magazine articles. ( I think this is probably where the author got much of her information ). I found myself becoming bored quite quickly with the repetitive nature of the narrative. I will not be recommending this book to others.
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The stories themselves are very interesting. However, I find it questionable that the author states she will "present the facts alone" and yet goes on to use such emotive language ("(the victim) was stunning. everything about her was just right". "he would not rest until he got revenge") that stinks of media-trained attention grabbing headlines, rather than a clinical observation of the facts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 3 July 2014
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Really good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very interesting 6 Feb. 2014
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I found this book extremely interesting. It was interesting to hear about the shocking behavior of some people and what drives them to behave this way. My heart goes out to all the victims however and I think that this book shows that laws need to change to protect people from this sort of behavior.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars really good book
The book is very interesting because it contains true life story's on stalking cases it is also quite frightning what some people will do in the book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by paulg
4.0 out of 5 stars watch out
i brought this book cos i like reading stuff like this and true life(no really?) ,i did like reading it ,there are some nutters out there. but it was very interesting
Published 12 months ago by sheila l
5.0 out of 5 stars Tantalisingly torturous
Great book. I've used it for research purposes for an idea for my own novel but it made as good reading as a novel. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Chullie236
5.0 out of 5 stars Stalkers
A very well written book which I enjoyed very much. The stories were very disturbing but interesting at the same time. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Babybear13
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary brilliance
such a shocking in site to the true horror of stalking and how lax and preventable major incidents could be if the police listened and took action on first notification.
Published 16 months ago by stevieashard
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
While it wasn't the most insightful book on the subject of stalking I've read it still provided an interesting read and shocked me at regular intervals so I would still recommend... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Claire
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting
Bought this book and it was very interesting and a good read,worrying to think there are many dangerous stalkers out there.
Published 17 months ago by MRS SAMANTHA GREEN
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Good book about stalkers, I liked it because a tv programme made me interested in psychology, the stories are nice and short and easy to read.
Published 17 months ago by Ad
5.0 out of 5 stars obsessing about another person
These are well told disturbing stories, laden with human interest. It is enough to read this book's variety of true stories with their varied outcomes to realise that the root of... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Adele Surer
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