Point Horror: “My Secret Admirer,” by Carol Ellis (1989)

A surprisingly potent aura of menace casts a long shadow over this Point Horror entry, which again features a thoughtful, reasonable protagonist finding herself in a series of escalating confrontations with an increasingly threatening, unkownn antagonist. There’s a slow burn suspense at play here, and author Carol Ellis knows how to extract some remarkably thrilling moments out of rather innocuous happenstances, like a sleepless night or a trip to the grocery store, among others. Add in a satisfying climax that has a number of twists and the result is a likable, well-constructed little thriller.

Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)

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