Alice Rene's new work is a romantic suspense novel inspired by true events, The Other Side of Him, which was recently awarded the Bronze Medal for Fiction
from the Independent Publishers Book Awards.
Set in the fifties when stalking was not yet recognized as a crime, a young, ambitious woman goes on a blind date with a handsome, rich doctor. There is sexual attraction and romance between Claire and Greg at first, but soon enough she learns he can also be controlling, ill tempered, and unreasonably jealous. She stops seeing him, but he does not accept the rejection and a series of frightful, violent events occur. Without society's institutions to protect her, Claire's strength and determination leads her to find her own solution to protect herself from her stalker.
In Praise of THE OTHER SIDE OF HIM...
"A touching and sometimes-chilling survivor’s tale." - Kirkus Reviews
"The Other Side of Him goes where few fictional accounts achieve in identifying not just the evolution of a dangerous relationship, but how a smart, successful girl could find herself entrapped despite her most street-smart senses." — Midwest Book Reviews
"The Other Side of Him isn’t a novel of a survivor but of a victor who endures." — GentlyReadLit
"Alice Rene's novel is excellent! An interesting and suspenseful story with a vivid portrayal of characters, times and places. Under an intriguing title, each chapter leaves the reader with a question of what will happen next? I could not put it down and did not want it to end. I liked especially the writing style. Clear and succinct with every word meaningful and well chosen."
— Zenon Neumark
The Other Side of Him has won the 2016 IPPY Bronze Award for Fiction.