More praise for CREEP

9781451669350 - smaller.jpg


"Jennifer Hillier's Creep is top-of-the-line thriller writing. You better call in sick, because you're not going anywhere until you finish reading. Oh, and you might want to lock the door too. Just to be safe." ~ Jeffery Deaver, author of Carte Blanche

"A chilling and graphic portrayal of a sociopathic obsession. A "Summer's Best Reads" selection.  Chatelaine Magazine (July 2011)

"Creep, with its declarative sentences and no-nonsense description of psychological behaviour, delivers on its main good, which is for the reader to gulp the book down in a sitting, maybe two." ~ National Post (July 29, 2011)

"Despite the apparent prurience of the book’s subject matter, Hillier handles Sheila’s addiction with subtlety; the novel is more interested in the nature of addiction than in sex itself. Hillier’s unembellished prose moves Creep briskly along, resulting in a page-turning read." Quill & Quire (July/August 2011)

"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

"The book holds its secrets well and packs a concluding wallop." Publishers Weekly

"The ending indicates a possible sequel, but even if Sheila Tao doesn’t return, Hillier will likely have best sellers in the future thanks to her suspenseful plotting and solid character development. VERDICT: This fast-paced page-turner will keep fans of Lisa Gardner and Chelsea Cain guessing." ~ Library Journal

"A brilliant debut from Jennifer Hillier that combines tangible terror with a story that's unsettlingly realistic . . . As far as summer reads ago, fans are going to have a hard time finding anything as tense, page-turning and bothersome as Creep." Suspense Magazine

"Debut author Jennifer Hillier gives thriller fans a quick-paced, smartly written psychological suspense that will surprise readers with not only its content, but with its shocking ending. I never saw it coming, and it takes a lot to blow me away." ~ Fresh Fiction (June 4, 2011)

"An excellent debut thriller . . . This book grabbed my attention on the first page and it never let go. A good thriller is hard to come by, because the author has to be careful not to make things melodramatic. The bad guy has to be bad yet not a caricature, and the victim has to be sympathetic, yet not pathetic. Ms. Hillier did an excellent job with this task, and I look forward to reading more of her work." Fresh Fiction (September 11, 2011)

"Creep grabs you, pulls you in and takes you on a wild ride with twists, turns and dips. It does not let you go until the period at the end of the last sentence on the final page." Garden Full of Lily

"Creep is one of the classiest, meanests thriller I have read in years. Hillier keeps it on an intellectual level and doesn't take the easy road with gruesome scenes and voyeurism. Instead, she takes a dive into the dark corners of the human soul." Dead End Follies

"Creep is a fascinating yet terrifying psychological thriller mindful of the movie Fatal Attraction . . .  Sub-genre fans will appreciate the taut tale wondering who amongst the Professor, the Financier and the Creep will be left standing." The Mystery Gazette

"The author really knows how to keep the tension humming, and creates a sense of urgency that will keep you breathlessly turning the pages all the way to the shocking climax! If you like authors such as Chelsea Cain and J.A. Konrath, you’ll love this exciting debut thriller from an author to watch!" My Bookish Ways     

"This book had me coming back for more . . . A worthwhile summer thriller and a great start for Jennifer Hillier’s writing career." Aliverse

"[Hillier's] imagination is a very scary place to be. She has done a phenomenal job writing a thriller that everyone will be buzzing about this summer." Charlotte's Web of Books

"The moral of Creep by Jennifer Hillier is, as was in Fatal Attraction, no matter how sexy they are, don't have affairs with psychopaths!!! From the first few pages, Creep by Jennifer Hillier launched me into an unrelenting, anxiety-ridden ride." Misfit Salon

"Hillier gives a spin to the student-teacher relationship that starts as lust but turns into a woman’s worst nightmare . . . A must read for all thriller lovers." Kelsey's Book Corner

Think Basic Instinct but with an interesting role reversal, a lot of unexpected twists, and written in thriller style, plus more psychological slants than you can shake a stick at . . .  An ideal summer read, as long as the Creep factor doesn't get to you." ~ Indelible Inc.

"I truly enjoyed the twists and turns in the plot. I especially liked "seeing" things from the perspectives of several characters throughout the book. For a first time Author, I thought the story was well thought out, the pace and timing was right on target and the villainous character of Ethan Wolfe hit the right sinister notes. The great twist at the end was just the icing on the cake." Frugal Experiments

"Jennifer Hillier’s [CREEP] is like an onion; the reader peels off layer after layer and discovers something new. Creep is a very creepy thriller!" Dan's Journal

 "Did it thrill? Ah, yes. Did it chill? To the bone. Well written, well-executed and with well-rounded characters, there didn't appear to be any ‘first time author glitches’ that you can sometimes come across with new novels."D.U.O Says...

 "Creep is one of the best thrillers I have read in a really long time. Not only did it hold my attention, but I found myself so engrossed in this book that I chose to read over doing anything else."Readaholic

 "This book is a thriller in the true sense of the word . . . A great read for anyone who enjoys fast paced thrillers with an exciting, totally believable plot." ~ WV Stitcher

"Everyone has secrets and faults, and Hillier creates wonderful shades of gray . . . 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." Surrounded By Books Reviews

 "A fast-paced thriller . . . Jennifer has got a pair on her a bull would envy. The novel is about sex addiction, obsession, and murder, so it goes without saying that the story gets a little noir. But if you want to see what it's like for a writer to dance on the edge of the cliff, pick up Jennifer's novel." Bards & Prophets

 "Hillier constructs a disconcertingly dark novel of murder, obsession and violence . . . [a] slick and absorbing debut . . ."~ Curled Up With a Good Book

 "A psychological thriller that will pull you in on the first page and leave you licking your lips for more on the last . . . the sort of debut novel that has me looking for Hillier's back-catalog under another name."Nevets.QST

 "I rarely come across books that hit me on a visceral level and stay with me for long periods of time . . .  Creep is loaded with sexual tension that grips and holds you in place, yet it is masterfully executed without being crass. It’s both scary and sexy. So unsettling and terrifying . . . a thrill ride right up until the very surprising end." ~ Nancy S. Thompson

"The tightly woven plot keeps everything tied together without a bit of extraneous information – every piece is important . . . Creep defines “unputdownable.”"My Book Views

 "Darkly delicious in a way not many thrillers are lately; I had goosebumps nearly the entire time I was reading it . . . you must turn on all the lights and lock all the doors."~ Jenn's Bookshelves

"This first-time author has delivered a memorable thriller with enough plot twists to keep even avid readers of thrillers happy." The Cyberlibrarian Reads

". . . the main purpose of this genre either [is to] to keep the reader's attention and take them for a thrilling ride, and Hillier certainly manages that. A book with plenty of twists, turns and intrigue to satisfy any mystery lover."~ In The Next Room

"This is a well written tale with a truly surprising ending . . a real page-turner. Once I got started, I couldn’t put it down.""~ Marilyn's Musings 

"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."~Rundpinne

"Fatal Attraction meets Misery. . .  a cool, easy read that manages to successfully mix different elements from the broad spectrum of today’s crime fiction."Ric's Reviews

"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." Red Headed Book Child

"This novel marks the debut of Jennifer Hillier. The former Canadian, who now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, has launched what promises to be a very illustrious career. You’ll not only enjoy this taught thriller but also watching this young woman develop as a first class writer."~ Times Publishing Group, Inc.

"What Ms. Hillier has done in this book is off the map. Her characters are twisted, the situation bizarre, and the outcome unpredictable. I found this book engaging, though I rarely read in this genre, which is the psychological thriller, but I found it interesting. There are many plot twists, unexpected developments due to misdirection. And at the end, nothing left but fear." ~ Economic Disconnect

 "Hillier knows how to write a thriller. What's surprising is the fact that this is a debut novel is surprising. The suspense is rivetting, the twists are shocking, the story will keep you on the edge." ~ Mystery Maven Canada

"The writing is tense and first rate, with the gripping story and Ms. Hillier's vivid descriptions. She doesn't merely sketch out a scene; she takes you there and drops you right into the middle of the action. Even the most minor characters in the book have a well drawn out face and their voices speak clearly to you on each page. Creep is a fast, heart pounding and intense read – an exciting one that will hold your attention until you read that last word." ~ Psychotic State

"The style of writing was easy to read while at the same time delivering a lot of information. It was explicit where it needed to be, but never for mere effect, I liked that. What begins as simple, average people, making usual mistakes and misjudgments, quickly turns into something that is multilayered and complex." ~ GeistWrite

"Creep was engaging, fast-paced, thrilling and extremely sexy at times. The combination of steam, fear and adventure made the book a sure success for me! The characters came alive off the pages and I watched, covers up to my chin as they made mistakes, acted courageously and fought for those they loved." Chels and a Book

 ". . . a psycho thriller with plenty of emotional trauma, action and spooky people . . . This was a disturbing but captivating book." ~ Pick of the Literate

"If you love a novel filled with intrigue, seductions, twists and turns you will not be disappointed with this book; CREEP meets all the requirements of what a great thriller, and bestseller, should be!" Pearson Report

"Considering Creep is the work of a debut author, it’s frankly astonishing how fluid and pacy this book is, a veritable page turner . . . With numerous twists and turns along the way, Creep will entertain and enthrall from beginning to end." ~ Milo Rambles