Victoria Best, Tales from the Reading Room
"Lots of exciting scenarios, withseveral twists/turns & a huge set of unique characters...could also makeanother great romantic mystery movie, or better yet a mini TV series...a veryeasy rating of 5 stars."--Tony Parsons, Goodreads
"I found this book to be very exciting. I was hooked by the time Ifinished the first chapter. It is very well written, fast moving andsuspenseful. A stalker who is truly deranged, a beautiful professor,lovers, and friends, what more could you ask for?"
Barbara Juhl, LibraryThing
"This novel is 'packed' with everythingfrom international news...mystery, twists, love and complication,death, a stalker, and my favorite...visuals and enjoyment reading about placesin Italy. As for the ending...nope...I didn't figure it out!"--Elyse, Goodreads
"Alfred Hitchcock would have enjoyeddirecting this thriller about stalker Stan's psychopathy and victim Lina'splunge into fear, depression, and guilt. This is a novel that you either stayup all night to read or, like me, you'll have to walk away as the anxietyescalates, only to be called back by the need to know."--Irene B., Goodreads
"The characters in this story are brilliantlyand believably drawn (some you will hope never to meet) and the story sovividly written, that although I was trying to ration myself to only read achapter at a time, every tiny part of this intense cat and mouse 'game' stayedcrystal clear in my mind...one of those rare books that can be read in sections,or devoured in a single sitting. Whatever your approach, it will be a book thatwill stay in your mind for a long, long time."--Rosemary Standeven, Amazon UK
"The Obsession is not for the literary faint of heart...this is a powerful engaging story, one that followers of this particular genrewould most likely enjoy."
Charlene Mabie-Gamble, Literary R&R
About the Author
About his "checkered past" LoCicero says:
"At one time or another I've found work as an industrial spy; a producer of concert videos for Rolling Stone's greatest singer of all time; one ofthe few male contributors to Gloria Steinem's Ms. Magazine; a writer ofan appellate brief for those convicted in one of Detroit's mostsensational drug trials; the author of a true crime book that garnered a bigger advance than a top ten best-selling American novel; a projectcoordinator/fundraiser for a humanities council; a small business owner; the writer/producer/director of numerous long-form documentaries; agolf course clerk; a college instructor who taught courses in advancedcomposition, music and poetry appreciation, introduction to philosophy,remedial English, and American Literature--all in the same term; aghostwriter; a maker of corporate/industrial videos; a member of ahighway surveying crew; a speechwriter for auto executives; a TVproducer of live event specials; an editorial writer; the creator of15-second corporate promos for the PBS series Nature; and a novelist.
"There is a sense in which that last occupation was the reason for all theothers. Almost anyone who's ever tried to make ends meet as a novelistknows what I'm talking about."