About the Book What if the man you'd loved for years vows, when you leave him, to destroy you? Paul called her again and again, begging her to return. . I think I expected them to be life-size. A shocking and visceral memoir that lays bare the twisted mind of a stalker, In His Sights is a gripping tale of one woman's descent into the dark side of love and her ongoing struggle to free herself. It all began when Kate became friends with the couple who lived across the hall from her apartment.
Turns out, this time would be different. It almost felt like she was dissociating in some parts of the story. She's a narcissistic academic and while I can relate to that, it is difficult to feel sympathy for her until pretty late in the game. Running or taken, either way, it makes me feel a little less vulnerable. I guess people can think it's romantic, but it's really not. A hunter downing a deer on the island? At a party Jen invited her to, she met Jen's brother, Roger. A well-respected writer and scholar, Kate was wary of getting involved when she met Paul, a wealthy, charismatic businessman with a great deal of free time, but his charm and determination eventually won her over.
At this point, the Mississippi flows west to east, like a snake whose lazy midsection rested before dropping south. Give the stalker a pseudonym if that helps for legal reasons, but what's the point of your own pseudonym? Right facade: the serial infidelities, the unbalanced psyche. I practice the drill just in case: my fingers slide over the keys: 9-1-1. The E-mail message field is required. It is Kate Brennan's life. I pull on the gloves and pick up the first letter. A: When we moved in together, we had a wonderful time for months.
It is a living nightmare that has yet to come to an end. On one side are Anne and Emily, to the right is Charlotte. The minute she begins the introduction, he shifts his focus beyond me. By this time, Kate had moved into Paul's house. Her stalker clearly knows her name. Running through the mental list of manuscripts I want to review this morning, I lean against the stone wall on the edge of the parking lot. Kate is a well-respected writer and scholar, a highly independent woman with simple tastes and a complicated romantic past that leave her perfectly content with singlehood.
Q: What did they tell you? I felt for her with every new turned page and I wish her all the best and share her deepest wish wholeheartedly. At a red light, I began rambling, somewhat incoherently, about how the song has always creeped me out because, essentially, it is the story of a stalker. Was it a car backfiring on the highway? It is Kate Brennan's life. I strain for the next sound, hoping it will not come. In warm months, I feel more exposed. Brennan changed the locks, she writes, her apartment was entered and subtly rearranged. Or perhaps had simply known her better.
If a man won't talk about himself, he probably has plenty to hide. Raised in a catholic family her mother taught her to value marriage and love through enduring humiliation and verbal abuse by a drunken husband. I think that's what made it such a hard read. I expected more from her, but it was very bland and was often a bit repetitive. Life's not a bed of roses for everyone.
What if the man you'd loved for years transformed into a ruthless and relentless tormentor, stealing your freedom, threatening your sanity and your safety? In London the next day, I take the tube to Charing Cross and walk up St. Your life is very difficult. Listening in person wears me out, I suppose because I have little patience for posturing, and evasion. I feel safest in the light, but I am drawn to the cloak of invisibility darkness offers. He drove by her house. She has been a freelance writer under her real name for more than thirty years, with a focus on women's issues. It took me more than two years to see that leaving him was not the same as getting away from him, and that his harassment was, in fact, stalking.
Another Review at In His Sights A True Story of Love and Obsession by Kate Brennan In His Sights is Kate Brennan's own horrifying story of being stalked. There are also mentions of incest and alcoholism. During the worst of it, I moved 20 times in 18 months. And most important of all: How do I keep sane, not ever knowing if the stalking is over? I want you to meet my friend, Jen says, offering my name as if it were a gift. I think women who wear lipstick look like whores. Charlotte keeps to one line impossible for Anne to argue from the grave: a girl who from her childhood seemed preparing for an early death.