Book Review: Creep by Jennifer Hillier

Thursday, 29 October 2015

CreepCreep by Jennifer Hillier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published on July 2011 by Gallery Books
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Goodreads Summary

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 fiancĂ© 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.

My Review

This was pretty good. I wasn't convinced for over half of this book that Hillier would be able to pull it out the bag and make this book great but the last 5% saved it. One scene in particular had my jaw drop and may have been the only moment this book truly shocked me. It certainly shocked the person on the receiving end.

The scenes between Ethan and Tao fell slightly short for me after the *spoiler*. It wasn't particularly gripping or thrilling or put me on the edge. I was more concerned about Morris' opinion of Tao than whether anything "bad" would happen to her.

Jerry and Morris are the real MVP's of this book in my eyes. The banter and Morris becoming a little wannabe P.I. just to find his answers was fab. I want more of it in the next book.

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: With Visions of Red (Book 3) by Trisha Wolfe

Monday, 5 October 2015

I am excited to reveal the cover for the third instalment of the 'With Visions of Red: Broken Bonds' series by Trisha Wolfe, a dark erotic thriller centring around Agent Sadie Bonds, the unravelling of her darkest secrets and desires and an obsessive killer that won't rest until he's got her. I highly recommend the series and you can find my reviews on the previous two books here and here. The third instalment of the series will be released on October 12th, 2015.

Who is the UNSUB?

For Agent Sadie Bonds, finding the answer to that question means the difference between life and death for someone close to her. The UNSUB’s latest abduction reaches right into the heart of the ACPD, forcing every member of the department to search within their ranks for the sadistic perpetrator.

Suspicion not only clouds the task force; it slithers into Sadie and Colton’s bond, challenging their love. Discovering the truth means facing their past together. Sadie’s connection to Colton has quieted her inner demons—but is she strong enough to confront the real monster?

All players take their places as the stage is set for the final scene. With the UNSUB manipulating the game, even Sadie and Colton fall victim, spiraling deep into the darkness that threatens not only their lives, but their trust. As Sadie navigates a tortuous maze, Colton will do whatever is takes to protect her—even if that means revealing his secret.

The truth will set you free. Only for Sadie, her truth will test the very fabric of her reality. She must silence the threat, or risk losing everything and everyone she loves.

Cover designed by Najla Qamber Designs

With Visions of Red: Broken Bonds (Book One)
Published May 2015
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My rating: 4/5 stars
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With Visions of Red: Broken Bonds (Book Two)
Published July 2015
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My rating: 5/5 stars
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