Book Review: The Crazy One

Title: The Crazy One

Author: Rebecca Markus

Narrator: Jacq Ainsworth



From devoted fan to celebrity stalker: The Crazy One is the most unique stalker novel you’ll listen to this year. 

Joel Ruskin is a B-list celebrity barely famous enough to warrant extra security. Which is why Lucy has no trouble tracking him down on social media and following him to a secluded mountain town. Nothing will stop her from turning her fantasies of Joel into reality. Not even Joel’s pesky new girlfriend can get in her way. The power of Lucy’s mind is unstoppable as she resolves to finally be part of Joel’s life and exterminate the other woman. 

Rebecca Markus’ sophomore stalker-suspense novel allows listeners to witness a unique unraveling of the human psyche that will leave you questioning your own reality.

My Review

5/5 Stars

Lucy doesn’t live in the real world. In fact, she’s annoyed when she comes out of her fantasies and looks at her life. The people around her don’t know what to think. Lucy insists she has a boyfriend, but no one has ever seen him. To Lucy, reality and her reality are two very different things.

I really loved the way the author went about showing Lucy’s madness, showing what depths her brain was willing to go. At the same time, it wasn’t confusing because the author added glimpses of what Lucy’s life was really like. The escalating crazy behavior was spot on.

The narration flowed well with the story.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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