*WARNING: This story is a New Adult psychological thriller/horror and contains mature/disturbing scenes. If you are easily offended, PLEASE DO NOT READ* Just when Hudson Caldwell's life is finally coming together, an unwavering paranoia threatens to tear it apart. Someone is following her . . . At least, that's the feeling she has every time she leaves her downtown Chicago apartment. When her best friend, exotic dancer Annie Ross, convinces her to contact the authorities, the officer brushes her off, stating she has no evidence to support her claim. Annie takes it upon herself to provide Hudson with an unregistered firearm, but the weapon isn't enough to thwart a brutal attack in the middle of the night. When rookie cop, Myles Young, responds to a complaint of gunfire, he instantly falls for Hudson's quiet vulnerability and shattered past. He vows to keep her safe -- much to the dismay of his case-hardened partner. As Myles and Hudson's relationship begins to flourish, clues to the identity of the young artist's stalker slowly come to light, and the closer Myles comes to solving the case, the more he realizes he may be in over his head. Log Line: When a young artist is attacked by a sadistic madman, her stripper best friend and a rookie cop find themselves caught in a web of religious deviance and corruption as they work to uncover the identity of the stalker before he strikes again. © 2016 by Darly Jamison. All rights reserved. Plagiarism is illegal and punishable by law.