Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Creep - Jennifer Hillier

Cover Rating: 3 out of 5
Rating: 5 out of 5

Synopsis: 

Pulsing with the dark obsession of Radiohead’s song “Creep,” this taut thriller—Jennifer Hillier’s superb debut—rockets from its seductive opening to a heartpounding climax not easily forgotten.

If he can’t have her . . .

Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology. An expert in human behavior. And when she began an affair with sexy, charming graduate student Ethan Wolfe, she knew she was playing with fire. Consumed by lust when they were together, riddled with guilt when they weren’t, she knows the three-month fling with her teaching assistant has to end. After all, she’s finally engaged to a kind and loving investment banker who adores her, and she’s taking control of her life. But when she attempts to end the affair, Ethan Wolfe won’t let her walk away.

. . . no one else can.

Ethan has plans for Sheila, plans that involve posting a sex video that would surely get her fired and destroy her prestigious career. Plans to make her pay for rejecting him. And as she attempts to counter his every threatening move without her colleagues or her fiancé discovering her most intimate secrets, a shattering crime rocks Puget Sound State University: a female student, a star athlete, is found stabbed to death. Someone is raising the stakes of violence, sex, and blackmail . . . and before she knows it, Sheila is caught in a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with the lover she couldn’t resist—who is now the monster who won’t let her go.

Review:


After all these years, Radiohead's Creep still gave him shivers. The first time he had heard it, he'd been in love. And having sex. And strangling someone

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G 

Teacher/student relationship - ✔
psychotic characters - ✔
Interesting and captivating story - ✔
Mind blowing surprises - ✔
kidnapping - ✔
mind fuck - ✔
Addictive - ✔✔
Fantastic Author - ✔✔✔

I read all nearly 400 pages in 10 hours, I literally couldn't stop! And and and a book two? Yes please!

Okay so this has so many twists and turns that you don't see coming, my mouth dropped like multiple times.

This isn't gory sick like a Kimberly A. Bettes type thriller it wasn't pure gore; it was more 'Oh shit' and 'Oh my god!' 

It starts off slow and I hated Sheila at the start, she was dumb for a professor and she had made such stupid choices but as the story carried on it became more of a journey with her and I really wanted a HEA for her.

Ethan Wolfe. Wow. An epic character. Sad, fun, sociopathic, interesting,... He was strangely captivating. I felt for him, bad things, good things and almost sadness at times. He is a brilliant 'villain' and I would love to see him in film. 

The relationship between Shelia and Ethan reminded me of the movie Taking Lives (fantastic movie btw) 

This is a mind fuck for sure, people who like big surprises with little clues where you think 'Oh my god, I didn't see it before, its so clear' 

Try this book, try this author. If you like a bit of a mind fuck with a little less gore and an edge of humor then you'll love this!! 

Five creepy cupcakes!






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