Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Review: Creep by Jennifer Hillier

Today I'm going to cheat and snag the review of Creep by Jennifer Hillier that I wrote yesterday for Amazon...

I sat down this morning with Jennifer Hillier's debut novel, Creep. Twelve hours later, I felt a shiver go down my spine as I read the last few words. From start to finish, Ms. Hillier nailed this story. True, I don't think it's a typical 'edge of your seat' kind of action, but the mind-blow from scene to scene definitely makes this a page-turner. The main characters are sympathetic without being wimpy. The villain is unabashedly bad, but with enough charm to not make him flat. And the twists this author throws at you will keep you reading - to the exception of things like lunch, housework and those re-runs I'm glued to every afternoon. Definitely worth the money and the time. Just make sure you don't have anything pressing to do - like sleep or eat. 

It's a psychological thriller.  I'll admit that I haven't read one of those in a while, back I really like Jennifer as a person, so I thought I'd take a chance.  It really was worth the money I spent and the day.  (Okay, sure, I didn't spent the entire twelve hours reading.  I had errands and junk, and yeah, I didn't miss lunch - I wish.  But it did take up most of my afternoon reading, and even after the power* came back on, I left the TV off so I could finish the book.)

And if you can't take my word for it, here's Amazon's Product Description:

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.

Anyway, get over to your favorite bookseller and get yourself a copy (unless your favorite is Walmart, because last I checked, they didn't have a copy on the shelves - I had to order mine and wait a week :pout:).

* Oh yeah.  I lost power for 3 hours yesterday, so that helped me finish sooner, but I would've still finished last night.  Probably after reading while I ate dinner.


  1. Mmm. I just added this book to my wishlist! (I have to add everything to the wishlist now because I have purchased too many books and not enough time to read them all!) Missed your posts during my blog hiatus by the way!

  2. Thanks for the review. This book sounds well worth reading. I'll have to add it to my wish list.

  3. Thank you so much for the review! And thank you for taking a chance on the book even though it's not your usual fare. I'm so glad it didn't disappoint.

    You are such a good friend. :)

  4. Great review! I thought it was awesome, too, though like you I usually stick to my supernatural goodness :) Jennifer's a fantastic writer!