- File Size: 1024 KB
- Print Length: 370 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Sapphire Books Publishing (December 12, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 12, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H9TW6Z2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#489,550 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #343 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Mystery & Detective
- #2655 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Lesbian Fiction
- #2964 in Books > Gay & Lesbian > Literature & Fiction > Fiction > Lesbian
|Print List Price:||$14.95|
Save $5.96 (40%)
The Admirer Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
More About the Author
More at www.kareliastetzwaters.com
Top Customer Reviews
The sleepy college town of Pittock is the setting for this book but the nearby abandoned insane asylum plays a major role ramping up the tension throughout the novel.
Helen Ivers, the newly hired president of Pittock College is still recovering from her sister's recent suicide and hopes a fresh start will help her move on with her life. She arrives on campus just as two severed legs are found strapped to a nearby railway track. Is it suicide or murder? Will Ivers be able to keep this financially fragile college out of the news while dealing with a less than cooperative staff and local police force?
Stetz-Waters does a masterful job of introducing a strong cast of characters, suspects and possible love interests for the emotionally fragile Ivers. The author has a deft hand with her settings as well. The readers feels like they are right there walking across the campus common or sitting in a sleazy smoke filled road side tavern. Viewing many of these settings from the eyes of the killer just adds to the suspense.
Excellent tempo and tension build as the college president tries to sort out the real from the imagined and friends from those with motives and means.
Add in the enigmatic young and beautiful Professor Adair Wilson and The Admirer is a book I won't soon forget.
Helen Ivers has just become president of a tiny little college literally in the middle of nowhere. The college is out of money, and falling apart, and Helen is falling apart too. With a lonely set of legs greeting her on her first visit, and a VERY helpful secretary, Helen will be the next victim if she doesn’t get her act together.
This author knows how to pack a punch. I was blown away by the way Karelia drew me into loving her protagonist and then added as many things as possible to her life that made me want to cringe away – just like watching the metaphorical train wreck (haha).
It isn’t ever clear to the reader who the true culprit is, except that it is a man (from the pronouns used in the parts that . The ‘red herrings’ that another reviewer complained of didn’t bother me. I found that it only added to the suspense, as one by one the potential killers are crossed off the list, and yet the victims remain in danger.
The denied romance between Wilson and Ivers added another layer of tension. Even as you wished Helen would give in to her desires, she doesn’t, and refuses to accept anything. The people Helen trusts are few, and as the reader can tell the killer is not a woman, the reader is pretty much driven mad by Helen’s refusal to trust Wilson.
What I would have liked more would have been if I got more background on how the killer came to come away from the asylum, be educated, and then go back to living nearby. Small town politics are one thing, covering up years of history is another.
Something I didn’t get a sense for was the time period of the novel.Read more ›
Despite the flaws, the story itself was a unique and interesting one, and for that, I applaud the author.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. The writing is very engaging and I enjoyed the characters. The plot isn't completely surprising, but it was very interesting with enough twists to keep... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lisa Bartee
Intense, dark, gritty, intriguing, gripping: are a few adjectives I'd use to describe this book. While I think of myself as being thick-skinned, there were parts that made me... Read morePublished 12 months ago by RT
tense and compelling. you are sucked into a dark, dark world...Published 16 months ago by Cocoloveslilacs
The Admirer is at once thrilling, chilling, sexy, haunting, highly suspenseful, romantic, and just outright wonderful! Read morePublished on January 18, 2014 by Bruce N