I am looking for a story which I read approximately in the late nineties/early 00s. I read it in German. It might have been a short story from a book containing other similar short stories, but I am not sure about that. The author might have been Stephen King, but I am not sure about that either.
I don't remember many details, but the main character was definitely male, and he was seeing a figure slowly approaching him in any reflecting surface, but whenever he turned around, there was nothing there.
He was terrified about what would happen when the figure in the mirror finally reached him, so he hid away somewhere without a reflecting surface, just barely before the figure caught him.
It ends with
the protagonist looking into the eyes of someone - most likely a love interest, but I don't know for sure - only to find that the eyes show his reflection. The figure finally reaches him and strangles him, and I believe that he dies.
The setting, as far as I can remember, was the normal world at the (then-)current time.
I think that the book I read was not brand new, and given the age of similar books I read at that time I would think that it has been published not earlier than the 80s.
Based on the Wikipedia Entry, it does not seem to be "The Reaper's image" by Stephen King.
In the spirit of providing as much detail as possible, for some reason I remember that another story of the book contained a vicious cat, but I might be confusing this with another book I read at that time. That other story is most likely "The Cat from Hell" by Stephen King, as it matches a few of the details I remember from that story.