Book Review

One Step Behind – Lauren North

Today’s review is of Lauren North’s psychological thriller, One Step Behind. Many thanks to Lauren and Random House for my copy of the book which I received via NetGalley.


Jenna is a wife, a mother, a doctor. She’s also the victim of a stalker.

Every time she leaves her house, she sees him. Disturbing gifts are left at her door. Cruel emails are sent to her colleagues. She has no idea who this man is but she feels powerless against him.

Until the day he is brought into her hospital after a serious accident, and Jenna is given the chance to find out once and for all why this man is tormenting her. Now, the power is all hers.

But how many lines is she willing to cross to take back control of her life?



When I am not reading fantasy books, my other favourite genre has to be psychological thrillers, and I am always on the lookout for books from this genre that offer something a little bit different. One Step Behind is just such a book, and is one that I read cover to cover in just one sitting. Once I started reading, I simply couldn’t stop until I knew who was terrorising Jenna and why.

Lauren North captures the terror that victims of stalking must feel in a way that will probably have me looking over my shoulder and double checking the back seat of my car for a while. Throughout the book there is an insidious paranoia about all men that the author has created to reflect how Jenna must feel, and this made me distrustful of each of the male characters at one point or another.

One Step Behind is a brilliantly constructed psychological thriller that just goes to show that you never know who can be trusted and who is just hiding behind a public persona.

One Step Behind is out now and you can buy your copy here.

You can read more about Lauren and her books on Goodreads

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