The moment that you begin to read this story you feel drawn into the mind, thoughts and speech of Joe. The fact is that his thoughts are askew. They convince him that the aspiring writer, Bec, who comes into his bookshop and smiles, is the only woman for him. It is quite frightening to follow his thought processes, and see how one irrational thought or action leads on to another. For example, Joe wants to get to know Bec better, and his thought processes lead him to stake out her house and to stalk her.