I'll be Watching You : True Stories of Stalkers and Their Victims
What drives one person to become obsessed with another - someone they may never even have met? And what happens when the obsessions of unbalanced misfits, desperate loners and aggrieved ex-partners spiral out of control? Stalking is on the increase - and it isn't only celebrities who become the targets of irrational individuals. Men and women with everyday jobs who lead ordinary lives can just as easily become someone else's obsession. Each year, hundreds of people fall victim to terrifying harrassment by people they may have never met. Richard Gallagher has researched this disturbing phenomenon to provide a serious investigation into this unsettling but intriguing crime. Featuring interviews with victims, police, psychologists - and those who "stalk stalkers" - he has unearthed accounts of obsession and delusion.
- Paperback | 296 pages
- 108.7 x 177.3 x 20.6mm | 172.37g
- 01 Jun 2002
- Ebury Publishing
- Virgin Books
- London, United Kingdom
- facsimiles, portraits
About Richard Gallagher
Richard Gallagher began his career as an actor before turning to writing in the mid-eighties. He is the author of nine plays including How to Dispose of a Human Corpse-based on the Dennis Nilsen killings. His short story Mother's Day was filmed by Yorkshire Television and starred Kathy Staff (a.k.a 'Nora Batty). He has also worked as a theatre journalist for the Greater Manchester Theatre Magazine.