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Creep Hardcover – July 5, 2011

Book 1 of 2 in the Creep Series

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"Top-of-the-line thriller writing...."
--Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of Carte Blanche

"An agreeably frightening debut...packs a considerable wallop." --Publishers Weekly

"Hillier will likely have best sellers in the future thanks to her suspenseful plotting and solid character development...this fast-paced page-turner will keep fans of Lisa Gardner and Chelsea Cain guessing." --Library Journal

"An engaging thriller, with the kind of twisted story that makes you a bit queasy even as you can’t look away...Hillier nicely keeps readers on their toes...Psychological thrillers are tough to execute, because their authors must create stories that infiltrate readers’ minds, pulling them into the plots as more participants than observers. Hillier pulls off that sleight of narrative hand with remarkable skill." --Booklist

"As summer reads go, fans are going to have a hard time finding anything as tense, page-turning and bothersome as Creep, a truly frightening debut from Jennifer Hillier." --Suspense Magazine

About the Author

Jennifer Hillier made her fiction debut with Creep. Originally from Canada, she spent almost five years in the beautiful Pacific Northwest before returning to her hometown of Toronto, Canada. Visit her on the web at JenniferHillier.org.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (July 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451625847
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451625844
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (326 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jennifer Hillier is a full-time novelist who writes about dark, twisted people who do dark, twisted things. If you ask her why she writes such dark stuff, she'll stare at you blankly because she still hasn't figured out a clever way to answer that question.

Born and raised in Toronto and a proud Canadian, she spent five years living in Seattle, which is where she wrote her first novel. She currently splits her time between Toronto and Seattle, and is slightly ashamed to admit that she's way more of a Seahawks fan than a Leafs fan . . . which, she suspects, makes her a bad Canadian.

She loves her husband, her cat Kobe, and Stephen King. Not equally, but close. She's the author of the psychological thrillers CREEP (2011), FREAK (2012), and THE BUTCHER (2014), all published by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Her agent is Victoria Skurnick of the Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency in New York.

She blogs about writing, publishing, and life in general at SerialKillerFiles.com. Check out her official website at JenniferHillier.org

Customer Reviews

I just could NOT put it down - I READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN 2 DAYS.
dollusions
It is a great thriller with just enough twist and turns to keep you guessing.
Joyce Simeone
I could not put this book down because I wanted to know what happened next.
nancy

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Monica Bustamante Wagner on July 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I was so lucky to get my hands on this advanced reading copy. And I absolutely LOVED this book.

This psychological thriller is about a professor, Sheila Tao, who is a sex addict, and she has an affair with one of her HOT students right before her boyfriend pops the question. When she tries to dump the student, things turn ugly--because he isn't who she thought she was. He is...well, the bad guy (as in crazy bad). I don't want to give more away, but I thought it was bright and hooking and awesome.

It also has incredible plot twists and the characters are amazingly fleshed out. I usually don't read adult thrillers, but when I do, I normally find that I don't really care what happens to the persons, since most of them were more about the plot than the characters. But in CREEP I really cared about everyone, and when I wasn't reading, I was wondering what would happen to the protagonist--and to her boyfriend. Hell, even the bad guy had me wondering about what he'd do next.

I HIGHLY recommend it!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By ErikPBailey on July 9, 2011
Format: Hardcover
My wife received an ARC copy of CREEP and could not put it down. She read it in two days, including two very late nights that I had to suffer through with the lights on. Intrigued, I picked it up myself. This book had well developed characters, an intense plot and was just flat out well written. We had pre-ordered a hard copy, but ordered a few extra for gifts. We both highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a good thriller.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Wendy L. Hines VINE VOICE on August 24, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Dr. Sheila Tao is a respected and loved professor of psychology who loves her job. When she catches her husband of ten years having an affair with his scrub nurse, she decides to start fresh. But her emotions are too raw and her life spirals out of control. She becomes addicted to sex, with anyone, anywhere. When she wakes up after blacking out one morning, she realizes she has a problem and goes for help. It's a long process, but she's doing better, especially with the help of her therapist.

But she can't resist the charm of Ethan Wolfe, one of her students and her TA. They are having a whirlwind of an affair, but when the man Sheila has been dating for a year, Morris, asks her to marry him, she knows she has to call it quits with Ethan.

However, Ethan doesn't like being disposed of and doesn't see what Sheila loves about Morris, a rich man who is several pounds overweight. He decides to take control of the situation. Sheila is worried he'll post the sex tape they made and ruin her career. But worse, she's worried Morris will find out she was cheating on him.

When a body of one of her students washes up, murdered, Sheila is shaken. But then to find herself being stalked by Ethan, she brazens it out and decides to call his bluff. A pawn in his game, she has no idea she has just put her life on the line, much to Ethan's sociopath glee.

A page-turning, nail-biting thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat, Creep has it all; police procedural, horrific crime scenes, creative and diverse characters, romance and dark secrets. With a surprise ending, readers will be clamoring for the next in the series, Freak, to see how it all pans out. I can't wait to read more from this riveting and thrilling writer!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By H.G. Estok on July 7, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This was unputdownable -- verging on erotica at times but with enough tension and mayhem to keep me clicking through the Kindle pages to find out what would happen next. Sometimes we all just need a book we can escape into for a little while, where we don't have to think too hard to figure out some kind of whodunnit mystery. Creep will have you on the edge of your seat to the very end.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on February 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Newly engaged professor Sheila Tao is looking to end the three-month long affair she has been having with her student/assistant, Ethan Wolfe. Problem is... Ethan has grown more attached to his professor than she realizes, and he starts stalking her. Ethan goes out of his way to learn as much as he can about Sheila's fiancé, Morris, in order to find out what she truly sees in him, and also digs into some of Sheila's deepest secrets, ones she has even kept from Morris. With the information he collects, he sets out to stop their wedding, no matter what it takes.

Jennifer Hillier strikes it big with this first book in a new series. The reader follows Ethan's thoughts and movements, as he stops at nothing to keep Sheila for himself. Hillier weaves a vicious web of twists and turns, leaving the reader unsure up to the bitter end of how things are going to turn out for both Ethan and Sheila. This novel kept me turning page after page wanting to know the final outcome, and at the end I was already eagerly awaiting the sequel, Freak (due out in August 2012). I would recommend Creep to any fans of psychological thrillers or mysteries. Jennifer Hillier may be new on the publishing scene, but she's far from being an amateur. Even if you don't try any other new authors this year, at least check out Jennifer Hillier! Highly recommended for public libraries.

Contains: Sexual situations, adult language, adult situations, violence

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