"A Long Fatal Love Chase" by Louisa May Alcott written in 1866.
If you think this book is about a sweet Victorian family ice skating and selling their hair for Christmas shopping money, because that's what you know of LMA's writing ... WRONG!!
129 years before Sting sang his infamous stalker song, "Every Breath You Take," Louisa May Alcott completed this book about a man who just would not give up.
However, her freedom from this safe little island is expensive. She escapes her dull life with Phillip Tempest, a man almost twice her age. He offers to show her the world, and much more. And when she steps foot on his yacht, her life changes forever. Phillip isn't the lover she expects. They are married and yet, it seems they aren't. As Rosamond learns, her husband has many secrets, which include a mysterious previous marriage, the possible murder of a child, and a cruel nature blessed with clever skills that result in a lifelong chase as she escapes and he follows her through country after country.
This book was believed "too sensational" to be released during the author's lifetime, and I believe it was first published in 1995.
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