The Stalker: A Chilling Debut Thriller

ABOUT Karly Edwards

Karly Edwards
~Originally an experienced copywriter and coming from a marketing background, I've recently pursued my creative writing passion and love for thrillers with the release of my new debut thriller book. I've always had a wild imagination, and I'm always drawn to things that make us terrified, More...


The Stalker is a 10,000 word short story. (Part 1)

Zoey is a journalism student. She meets an older man called Peter at the bar who claims to be a journalist. When Peter offers to help her get a story in the local newspaper, Zoey jumps at the chance.

Zoey is 21 years old, Peter is 65.

After they exchange phone numbers, Peter is enthusiastic to spend time with her. They start meeting up for drinks to discuss her path as a writer. But that’s when Zoey starts to question their budding relationship.

She’s keen to further her career, and initially saw Peter as the perfect opportunity. But is he? With a quick touch here and a cheeky peck there, how does Peter really feel about Zoey? Is she being paranoid, irrational maybe?

Is Peter the helpful fellow writer he seems to be, or is there something more sinister lurking beneath his seemingly good intentions?