Stalkers



There are people who decide they want another person for any number of reasons. The actual why they want this person is never really evident, just that they want them. Until 1989, stalking laws were weak, consisting of not much more than a stern warning to the individual to stay away from the person they had targeted.

1989 was the turning point in regards to the victims of stalkers. That’s the year Rebecca Schaeffer was killed in front of her apartment by a man followed her back to her apartment and murdered her. During his trial, it came out that he had stalked her for three years prior to shooting her in the heart.

Bardo’s actions in tracking down Ms. Schaeffer were brought to light during his trial. How he had used a detective agency to get her home address when he was denied access to her on the set of the television series she was starring in at the time. As a result of this discovery, the first of many laws regarding stalking was passed—the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act—making it illegal for California Department of Motor Vehicles to give out the home addresses of state residents.

Finally, stalkers were recognized as dangerous. Police could do more than tell a man or woman to leave the person they were targeting alone. However, as with all who want what they can’t have, stalkers rarely listen when they’re told to leave their victim alone. They believe that the person is theirs and theirs alone, and that everyone else is trying to get between the victim and themselves.

The expression “A restraining order is just a piece of paper” is thought to have come from a stalker. That’s not surprising, because of their attitude.

Evil Eyes, a new adult novel, explores the darkness brought upon the victim by a stalker. It exposes the stalker as an individual with a single mindset—to own the victim, no matter what the consequences. And it shows that a victim doesn’t have to become a victim, if she (or he) is willing to take a stand against their stalker.

Blurb

Lisa is so ready for a break from the grueling first semester of college. Along with five other friends, she returns to Landry, and hopes to have nothing but fun. Within days, one of the group is the victim of a vindictive stalker, and Lisa herself is now in the man's sights. No matter what she does, she can't shake this person.
Fred has a little problem, but he figures he can take care of it himself, if he achieves fame with his folk rock band, Olney-Oak Lane Sounds. Then he happens to see this beautiful woman, who turns out to be just like every other woman he's met. He takes care of her, and is immediately drawn to Lisa. No one will get between Fred and Lisa, absolutely no one.
On Christmas Eve, Lisa has to fight for her life and sanity after Fred kidnaps her. She turns out to be very different from the other women, in a way he never figured.





Comments

I know someone who suffered for 10 years with a stalker because no one believed he could be dangerous. While he didn't physically assault her, he played mind games that eventually led to a stree-induced breakdaown and the loss of her job. When a restraining order was finally put in place, many still felt it was her faulkt and that she'd led him on.