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.
Creep by Jennifer Hillier is an intense debut suspense thriller that will keep even the most reluctant reader entranced until the very end. Readers are thrown into the deep end as Hillier wastes no time in developing the plot straightaway on page one. Hillier crafts an excellent and most creepy scenario as the basis for this story involving a college professor, Dr. Sheila Tao and her not-so-willing-to-let-things-go teaching assistant, Ethan. Hillier introduces readers to Sheila and Ethan while Sheila is revealing to him that she was just engaged and that their own taboo affair would have to end. With Ethan not seeing why their affair must end, the intensity escalates and threats of blackmail ensue. And this is all in the first chapter. Readers will not be disappointed by the early and rapid developments as Hillier maintains the plot progression at an astounding pace. In this psychological thriller, Hillier has made her first mark in the suspense genre an extraordinarily memorable one. I highly recommend Creep to adults interested in a fast-paced thrill ride for their next read.
To learn more about author Jennifer Hillier, please visit her website: www.jenniferhillier.org
I received a complimentary copy of Creep by Jennifer Hillier from Gallery Books Publicity to review. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.