* Wrong Number
* Looking for hit-man
* Want's to die
* No desire to be found
* Released from mental hospital
* Panic attacks
* Nobody would miss her
* In the eye of the beholder
Oliver is a brilliant scientist, who has a boring and unchallenging job. When he gets a phone call from a very scared young woman, telling him she needs to hire a hitman, he's startled. But when he asks who it is she wants killed, she says herself. This thrusts Oliver into "scientific experiment" mode. His curiosity about the caller has him striking up a conversation. He then finds himself stalking her, going so far as to secretly place cameras inside her apartment to watch - to help her.
While this sounds like a "creepy stalker" book, it is anything but. In his scientific mind, he's trying to get her to trust him so he can treat her with drugs (you know - the scientific answer to everything) but you watch them BOTH grow as she learns to trust him, and he learns not everything is about science.
This was an amazingly engrossing book. It was sweet and loving, with some elements of darkness as Oliver learns more about Jaq, and it was nothing like I had imagined.