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Creep

Creep

Scritto da Jennifer Hillier

Narrato da Talmadge Ragan


Creep

Scritto da Jennifer Hillier

Narrato da Talmadge Ragan

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4/5 (60 valutazioni)
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Jun 24, 2013
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9781452684536
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Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology, an expert in human behavior with her own hidden past. But she's not the only one keeping secrets. When Sheila began an affair with her sexy graduate assistant Ethan Wolfe, she knew she was playing with fire. Consumed by lust when they were together, she was riddled with guilt when they were apart. Now she's finally engaged to a good man, and it's time to end the dangerous liaison. But Ethan has something different in mind. He intends to make her pay for rejecting him.



As Sheila attempts to counter Ethan's increasingly threatening moves, he schemes to reveal her darkest, most intimate secrets by destroying her prestigious career . . . and then her. Caught in a terrifying cat-and-mouse game, Sheila must fight for her life and free herself from the ex-lover whom she couldn't resist-who is now the manipulative monster who won't let her go.
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Informazioni sull'autore

JENNIFER HILLIER was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, lived in the Seattle area for years, and has just moved back to Toronto with her husband and son. Jennifer is the author of Wonderland, Creep, and Jar of Hearts.

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  • (4/5)
    Jennifer Hillier's debut novel is without a doubt a page-tuner filled with suspense, drama, and twists. When women are being killed around Seattle no one would guess who is the culprit. Inspired by Radiohead's song "Creep", the "psychopath" uses his love for women to assist in his torture of them. When a psychology professor is kidnapped her fiance is the only one who finds her disappearance to be out of character. Will his love for her provide him with the strength to find her? Will she be able to use her wits to stay alive or escape?
  • (5/5)
    Very good read! Pretty creepy!
  • (5/5)
    A thrilling story of love, betrayal and hope where the tension steadily escalates until the final twist reveals just who the real murder is.
  • (5/5)
    This has got to be one of the scariest books I have read recently. An engaged woman, ending an affair, is threatened by her ex lover. Not just physically, but he threatens her job, her fiance, her everything. And oh is he smart. Just terrifying.
  • (3/5)
    Great beginning, the middle drug on a bit and the end is terrible....
  • (2/5)
    EGADS!!! Disclaimer; I only made it to chapter 4. Ok. I tried but so far this book is extremely unbelievable. Obviously in fiction we are asked to suspend reality to a certain extent but not this much. These characters are supposed to be well educated, smart people and yet we are expected to believe that they do things like divulge secrets like alcoholism and an estranged father/son relationship to a complete stranger without confirmation of motives. No one is this stupid. Also, these characters are all very unlikeable. They are extremely dishonest, morally bankrupt and well just gross. The amount of sex and profanity really adds nothing to the story. I understand that the author wants the characters to be flawed but come on. These people are train wrecks! What’s worse, they seemed completely surprised when their despicable acts have consequences. Seriously, the main character, Dr. Sheila Tao actually believes that she is the victim when her teaching assistant whom she was sleeping with tries to blackmail her with a video of them having anal sex. Why would she allow that to be recorded considering she’s about to get married and she could lose her job. A job that she expects us to believe is the most important thing in her life. I understand she made a mistake but she kept making it, and apparently felt that it needed to be recorded for posterity. If that were not enough, Shelia’s fiancé tells her stalker that he and Sheila have never had sex after being a couple for over a year. This is after said stalker puts on a disguise and goes to meet Sheila’s fiancé for a fake job interview. What kind of person confides information like that to someone they just met and is interviewing them for a job? If you like to read about smart people who are too stupid to live, go for it. I’ve rarely found a book that I was unwilling to listen to in its entirety but this one makes the cut.
  • (3/5)
    I loved how twisted each character was in their own way, they each had their own issues that contributed to the storyline. But I was a little let down, I have enjoyed some of this authors other books so much that my expectations were high. I was a bored & could see the ending coming. The last twist wasn’t very exciting especially because of the lack of development from this character in general. I
  • (2/5)

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    Creep, a thriller by Jennifer Hillier, appeared to have a lot of promise after I read the back cover. It promised to be a thriller of deadly attraction, but turned out to be a bit of a dud. In this novel, psychologist and university professor, Dr. Sheila Tao, is having an affair with her teaching assistant, Ethan Wolfe, but when she tries to break it off with him to marry her fiancé, Ethan does not want to give her up.This novel is flawed in many ways. For one thing, the writing has a lot of melodrama that feels manufactured. The characters—almost all of them but in particular Sheila—are not particularly likeable. It’s hard to get into a novel even if it has many positive characteristics, if you can’t get behind the characters and root for them. Unfotunately, this novel neither has good characters or other positive aspects to it. There was a complete lack of believability in the plot as well as the actions of the characters. I didn’t buy the whole sex addiction part, and don’t think it’s a real thing, and it sure as hell doesn’t make me sympathize with the main character. The author tries to put this big twist in at the end of the novel, but it’s completely inconsistent with the rest of the novel to the point where it feels as if the author cheats the audience. This is a very forgettable book, one I would advise skipping.Carl Alves – author of Battle of the Soul

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  • (5/5)
    From my blogYou will not be able to put this thriller down once you start. It is dark, sexy and edgy suspense. It was good characterization, I embraced all the characters even when I didn't like them. I thought Sheila was a strong woman but then went on a roller coaster ride with what I thought of her. A professional, a psychology Professor, how do they mistakes but everyone is human right. She made some very bad choices starting a sexual relationship with her student but she is a sex addict that has fell off the wagon and her choice may kill her.Some people can not be turned down and Ethan will not be sharing Sheila, how can she reject him now. Ethan should have been an art student with the talent he has and on top of being a brilliant psyche student, scary, very scary. Morris, the fiancé, totally in love with Sheila had the rug pulled from under his feet, the week before their wedding. I enjoyed his story, everything felt true with his reactions.I did enjoy the genuine responses the characters had with each other, some of those moments were edge of your seat. It was a great intense book with the right amount of tension to keep you engaged and racing to the end.The ending was brilliant, true meaning of "If I can't have you, no one can't". A psychopath making safety decisions or is it just power and manipulation gone completely wrong.This was a great escape thriller. Fans of Chelsea Cain and MJ Rose will enjoy this one.
  • (3/5)
    There is a dropped word on the second page: “... he was going react to...” Disappointing for a novel published by a division of Simon & Schuster.

    Creep by Jennifer Hillier is the story of Sheila, a psychology professor at Seattle's Puget Sound University. After accepting Morris’s proposal of marriage, Sheila ends a three-month sexual relationship with her teaching assistant. In this debut novel, I suspect Hillier’s intention was to portray the protagonist as a flawed person overcoming adversity. Instead, Sheila appears selfish because the character wasn’t fully developed.

    As the story progresses, we’re introduced to Sheila’s therapist friend, Annie. Rather than leaving the women as friends, Hillier put these characters into a client-therapist relationship. Later, Annie discloses to an outside party what Sheila shared in therapy. This was an unnecessary complication. Had the relationship between the two been friendship, rather than professional, it would have created more conflict and suspense while avoiding an unrealistic breach of confidence.

    Hillier’s voice and writing style is strong for a debut author, and the plot is fairly well structured. However, her use of “kill room” and its description is identical to Dexter. Hillier does nothing to justify the similarity. The pacing takes a major hit when, fifty pages before the end, a cameo character utters a line that tells the reader what the final twist will be. There was no value add for having this “foreshadowing”, and it ruined the last fifty pages of the book.

    This is a light and entertaining read, but if you’re looking for a thriller, Creep lacks originality and falls short of the key elements for that genre.
  • (3/5)
    Not crazy about the ending...the ride there was better than the destination..if you know what I mean.
  • (3/5)

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    At first glance, this book looked like it would be interesting, and a few friends recommended it to me. I can't say that I found the book to be engrossing, though. The characters were annoying, and I honestly didn't care what happened to any of them. And I won't give any spoilers, but the ending was just ridiculous. It was supposed to be a big twist, but I saw it coming a mile away. I can't believe that this book is so highly rated. I'll read the sequel, "Freak," but only because I've already purchased it. Otherwise, I'd be happy to put this series on the shelf and forget about it.

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  • (4/5)
    CREEP by Jennifer HillerTHE FOLLOWING THRILLER WAS READ IN A 24 SPAN OF TIME!Okay, true story. Last week I was waiting for my mother’s prescriptions to be filled at a drugstore, so I had to browse the paperbacks. I picked and purchased a paperback that caught my eye. It was CREEP by Jennifer Hiller. Staying overnight at my mom’s due to her being under the weather and my son securely cared for by his wonderful father I had the evening to read. Starting off, with a name like CREEP you know I was intrigued! Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology at a prestigious college. She is revered by her colleagues and students and recently engaged to Morris a former Green Bay Packers football player and now a caring and resilient banker. But Sheila has two dark secrets, one she is a sex addict, possibly the result of a unhappy and abusive childhood and second, she is having an affair with a young twenty year old TA Ethan Wolfe. Charismatic, charming, and handsome, he is the perfect lethal mix to unraveling Sheila’s life. After months of feeling guilt, shame and a loss of self worth she breaks off her affair with Ethan. That was the wrong thing to do!What follows is a domino effect not commonly found in most tales of obsession. As she watches Ethan slowly dismantle her life and divulge her secrets she begins to realize that more came out of Pandora’s Box than Pandora. What she unleashes is the foundation for a trail of bodies and deception that culminates in kidnapping and an ending the reader never sees coming.In many respects CREEP is a merciless mixture of the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY in reverse and takes the FATAL ATTRACTION myth and the run of the mill detective novel to another level.Imagine my joy when I realized that Ms. Hiller continues her saga of obsession in the sequel FREAK out in hardcover.
  • (5/5)
    Awesone new author borrowed this from a friend and now have 2nd one on hold at library!
  • (3/5)
    This really isn't my cup of tea, but I'll try anything once, so when a colleague at work suggested I read it I gave it a go. The first 20 pages were arduous - very American style of writing, not requiring much thinking. I didn't hold high hopes. But I got absorbed within the action-packed nature of this book. The characters are compelling, as is the storyline, though I found the twist at the end disappointing. A great light read, ideal for holidays or easy evening reading, with a satisfying story and sympathetic characters.
  • (4/5)
    What can I say about Creep? It is a edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller. It makes you think how well do you really know someone? Appearances can definitely be deceiving. Sheila is a flawed, broken character, one the reader wants to see have a happy ending. The demons she's fighting are intense and it's uncertain if she'll win the battle.Ethan is a sick, twisted, perverted antagonist whom, at first sight, appears to be charming, gorgeous and smart. He wants Sheila and becomes obsessed with her when she ends their affair. Hillier did a fantastic job allowing the reader to get inside his mind. What I loved most about Creep was it read like a movie. I vividly pictured each scene in my mind and found myself reading faster to see what would happen next. When I put the book down, I couldn't stop thinking about it and wanted to pick it up once more just so I read one more chapter. As I got closer and closer to the last pages, I couldn't figure out how it would end. One significant sentence (a clue regarding one of the characters) stayed with me and I wondered how the author would tie it in with the ending. That sentence and the twist paved the way to a gripping conclusion. I cannot wait to get my hands on Hillier's follow-up thriller Freak, to be released this summer.
  • (5/5)
    This was one of the best suspense/thriller novels I've ever read. An excellent debut with an unexpected ending that begs for a sequel. Many times, I couldn't stop myself from reading ahead. I just couldn't wait to find out what happened. The very apt title is based on a song by the same name by the alternative band, Radiohead. Out of curiosity, I watched the performance on YouTube and looked up the song lyrics. Both gave me chills. A fair warning, there is a fair amount of profanity and some of the descriptions can be graphic but that won't detract me from reading her next novel, FREAK.
  • (4/5)
    This book is chilling because this is something that can really happen to anyone. The writing was outstanding and the book just flowed along. It was so readable and it is a first novel for this author. It even had a twist that I didn't see coming and that it pretty unusaul after all the mysteries I read. Looking for to Hillier's next book.
  • (5/5)
    Dr. Sheila Tao is a recovering sex addict, but after the death of her father she suffered a relapse and had a torrid affair with her teaching assistant/ student Ethan Wolfe, but decides to break it off because she is getting married in a few weeks to the love of her life Morris Gardener, but Ethan doesn't handle the breakup well, and threatens to share a sex video of the couple together. Sheila realizes that Ethan could cost her everything if that video gets out but soon tires of Ethan's taunts and decides to push back. This enrages Ethan and he decides that if he can't have Sheila then no one can, and decides that he must kill her.This book is a thriller in the true sense of the word. The plot draws you in from the first pages and the characters are easy to care about. Sheila is someone who is trying to get her life together, and hopes for a future with Morris, someone whom she sincerely loves. She made the mistake of having an affair with Ethan, but she had no idea just what sort of person he really was until she tried to break it off. Morris is a character that has issues of his own, he is a recovering alcoholic whose life was derailing until Sheila came along. Ethan's character comes off as weird in the beginning but slowly escalates into someone who was totally off the wall weird. The author did a fantastic job of leading me along making me think I had things figured out then she throws in an amazing twist that totally blew me away. The ending left me wondering if there might be a sequel. A great read for anyone who enjoys fast paced thrillers with an exciting, totally believable plot.
  • (5/5)
    Jennifer Hillier’s CREEP is a chilling must-read.Dr. Sheila Tao made a huge mistake when she had an affair with her grad student Ethan Wolfe. Now she is breaking off the affair for her engagement with an investment banker. As the wedding date grows closer, Ethan’s plans development into a horrifying twist that might not only ruin Sheila’s career and engagement but also her life.CREEP may be Hillier’s debut novel, but she mastered the art of the thriller. The scenes are so realistic and don’t gloss over any facts. The flawed characters push the plot forward. Everyone has secrets and faults, and Hillier creates wonderful shades of gray. The sprinkling of bread-crumb clues still leave the reader guessing up to the surprising conclusion. The pace is action-packed with never a dull moment. A word of advice though: don’t start this book unless you plan to keep reading until the last page. CREEP sticks with you, will follow you around, and just might kidnap your dreams. I loved it!If you are a fan of Chelsea Cain’s Beauty Killer series like I am, then you’ll love Jennifer Hillier’s CREEP. I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for book two.
  • (4/5)
    An incredibly exciting read. The first few pages will draw the reader into the novel and create the atmosphere that is perfect for a horror novel. Sheila and Ethan were lovers that should never have been. Sheila attempts to break off the affair, setting Ethan into an obsessive spiral where he just can't seem to let go. Sheila works to keep her fiance in the dark about her affair and Ethan's obsession. The reader will enjoy the dynamics between this awkward threesome; emotions run high, the fear Sheila feels will be tangible to the reader. The events of the novel are fast-paced, the reader will not be bored. The author skillfully creates the character of Sheila so that the reader ends up being on her side for the majority of the novel, a rare feat when the main character has an affair on the side. This novel was interesting and will keep the reader on the edge of his/her seat. Recommended for adults who enjoy the horror and mystery genres.