Just watching this trailer makes my stomach turn, a sensation I remember feeling as I read the book, yet I could not put it down. Julia Stilwell was a college Freshman at Stradler College in Pennsylvania. Because of a recent family tragedy she was somewhat isolated from her family and therefore very vulnerable. All she wanted was to put the past behind her and enjoy campus life, just like everyone else. Marcus Boley, a fellow student seemed like a nice enough guy and the two of them began to hang out. But when Sam, a thirty-nine year old man who worked at the campus snack bar became obsessed with Julia, things took an ugly turn.
Told in alternating voices The Preservationist will keep you guessing. Everyone has secrets, Julia, Sam and Marcus,…..you just don’t know who to trust. This is not your ordinary love triangle. The book is full of twists and turns and as for the end, I certainly did not see that coming!
Although I have a hard time imagining Julia, a college freshman falling for the Sam in the trailer, in the book it was totally believable. And as a mother of a daughter……. this book really got to me! In fact if she was still in college, it would have made me a nervous wreck! I think I would have had to jump in the car and drive the five hours just to make sure she was okay.
A real page turner….and oh so creepy! Check it out!
BTW: is this how you pictured Julia? Sam?