Sunday, September 4, 2011

Thrill Week: CREEP by Jennifer Hillier Giveaway

Title: Creep
Author: Jennifer Hillier
Publisher: Gallery Books (Simon and Schuster)
Genre: Thriller
When Marce asked me to be a featured host for her Thrill Week, it was a no brainer that I would say yes. When she left it up to me about what to post about, my mind flooded with ideas. How could I reign in all that I love about the genre of mystery into one tiny little post?
Well, luckily the book Creep fell in my lap right around the time I was stressing about what to post about. Creep is a brand new debut thriller written by Jennifer Hillier.
First, it rocked. Second, I realized I LOVE reading debut mysteries. I love discovering a new voice, a new edge, a new angle. It's one of the reasons why I don't read a lot of mystery series. Some authors can pull it off and remain fresh but others, not so much.
Anyway, BAM, there was my idea for my post. Letting you all know about a fantastic
new debut thriller!
I enjoy picking up a new mystery and just getting hit with action, suspense, thrills, horror, and everything else a good mystery book should have. Reading Creep I could tell that Jennifer Hillier was a fan of this genre. She kept me on my toes. She had me unsure of the characters. She sent me twisting and turning and then dropped a big bomb at the end. I did NOT see it coming. And I love being caught by a surprise ending. It just adds to the suspense. It did so much with this book that it is obviously going to be a series now...which I will give a shot. I am not opposed to them, no worries. I just hope she can keep it equally as intense as this one was.
Here is the description from the author's website:

Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology. An expert in human behaviour. 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 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.


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.
Author Website:
Creepy, right? And now you have to link to the song by Radiohead,
which is referenced several times in the book.
Here you go.
I am so happy to have a copy to give away of this thrilling read.
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other mystery lovers. Let's build us up!!!!
Contest ends September 8, the end of Thrill Week.
Here is the rest of the schedule for Thrill Week.
Thursday, Sept 1 - Thrill Ride/Blog Hop (participate by linking your post!)

Friday, Sept 2 - - Tea Time with Marce

Saturday, Sept 3 - - Mental Foodie - A Book and Food Lover

Monday, Sept 5 - - Best O'Books

Tuesday, Sept 6 - - The Book Whisperer

Wednesday, Sept 7 - - Cafe of Dreams

Thursday, Sept 8 - - Tell Me a Story
Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!
red headed book child


Marce said...

I recently realized I enjoy debuts in these genres also, enjoying someone else's spin on it all.

Of course I have Creep on my list already hoping to read for RIP Challenge.

Jenny said...

Wow, sounds scary! Please enter me. jennala(at)

StephTheBookworm said...

Yay, yay! I want to read this! Pleeease enter me in the contest. :)

stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

Ryan said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the chance!

Jill Buck said...

I love discovering new mysteries! Count me in for the contest: buckfamily at

Anonymous said...

Wow, you were lucky to get such a good thriller and I enjoyed your review. Sounds like a winner!

Shameless plug for me :)
I am the next Thrill Week host tomorrow, Rae @ Best O' Books Reviews

christa @ mental foodie said...

I like reading new debut too, like you said, new angle and all that. I had already read this so don't worry about entering me into the giveaway. This was a good debut! And did you notice Jeffery Deaver gave a blurb on the cover hehehe :)

Tiffany Drew said...

This book sounds so good, and scary! I agree with everyone else, I also love reading debuts. Please count me in for Creep, I have been looking forward to reading this :)


karenk said...

thanks for the opportunity to read this spooky book :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Hoot aka Jessy said...

I can’t wait to read this book.

hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

This book sounds like a great read and I would love to read it.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com