Thursday, 22 December 2011

CRIME REVIEW: Creep - Jennifer Hillier

Release Date: 22/12/12


If he can't have her... Psychology professor Dr Sheila Tao is an expert on human behaviour, so when she begins an affair with charming graduate student Ethan Wolfe, she's well aware she's playing with fire. Consumed by lust and riddled with guilt, Sheila ends their three month fling when she becomes engaged to a kind and loving man who adores her. But Ethan has different plans... NO ONE CAN. When a star student is stabbed to death, it's clear someone is raising the stakes of violence, sex and blackmail on campus. Before long, Sheila is caught in a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with Ethan: the lover she couldn't resist is now the monster who will never let her go.


I’m always intrigued by a new author so when a new book is presented they have to do something that will live on with the reader after the final page is turned to not only be remembered but to help establish their name within the genre. What Jennifer presents within this book is a tale that is part Captivity as well as a terrifying tale of twisted imagination as one man can’t take no for an answer. He has high intelligence, he has some twisted ideal’s and overall it’s the struggle of the principle character that keeps the story not only moving along but demonstrates how the reader establishes the emotional context as they undergo the madman’s administrations alongside her.

Add to this decent writing, some wonderful twists and of course an author who keeps the reader on tenterhooks to the last page which left me as a reader a little chilled as well as fascinated. Great stuff.

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