Praise for THE BUTCHER

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Here's what readers are saying about The Butcher . . .


"A tense, suspenseful, thoroughly creepy thriller."Booklist

"Hillier sends her reader into a labyrinth of creepy twists and grotesque turns. The secrets of the past refuse to keep quiet in this disquieting, taut thriller." Kirkus

"Hillier writes beautifully horrific stories . . . Readers will be immersed until the final page, thanks to the velocity at which this unique thriller is told." RT Book Reviews * TOP PICK*

"A thrill ride that will have your attention from start to finish!" Suspense Magazine

"THE BUTCHER is a skillfully penned tale of murder and cover-up that will keep readers enthralled until the powerful finish." Fresh Fiction

"Replete with plot twists and surprises, The Butcher is an engrossing tale that piques the reader’s interest immediately and then holds on to it like an angry pitbull." NY Journal of Books

"Hillier quickly established herself as a talented thriller writer and she has exceeded my expectations with this one! Highly, highly recommended." Jenn's Bookshelves

"A pacey thriller, with a few pull-you-up moments, a nice dollop of violence and a darkly playful edge . . . A devilishly dark read." Raven Crime Reads 

"The greatest thing about THE BUTCHER is its uncanny ability to trump the narrative conventions of the conventional serial killer novel over and over again . . . Jennifer Hillier's prose remains fast paced and immensely readable as her content becomes quirkier and more cerebral with every novel . . . a clever, twisted thriller about genetics, fate and death." Dead End Follies

"Jennifer Hillier’s first stand-alone thriller delivers an anti-hero unlike any other . . . The Butcher is prime movie adaptation material." Ric's Reviews

"This was by far one of the best thrillers I've ever read. It was so bone-chilling I could actually feel the killer slicing into his victims..." Chiller Thriller

"Anyone who considers themselves fans of horrors or thrillers will most certainly enjoy this book." Midwest Book Review

"Jennifer Hillier crafts a psychological drama that is edgy, tense, and even a bit disturbing at times but oh is it ever compelling!" CK's Kwips & Kritiques

"The Butcher is as dark and chilling as its Seattle setting." BookPage

"A riveting novel that stands out from other books in the mystery genre." Book Reviews and More by Kathy

"Dramatic, dark, and disturbing, Hillier's third release isn't to be missed." Flashlight Commentary

"If it's Ms. Hillier's literary mission to assure that psychopaths abound in our everyday, count me as convinced... This third novel clearly evidences the continued honing of her writer's  edge." The Crime Book Beat

"The book starts with a punch and they just keep coming . . . a suspenseful read." VampChix

"Intriguing and refreshing . . . If you're looking for a unique thriller, then go no further than The Butcher by Jennifer Hillier." Cherie Reich, Speculative Fiction Author

"Not for the squeamish... kept me turning pages." Pure Texuality

"The Butcher is a novel we read in one sitting . . . a stressful book where the dead accumulate and where the monster continues to become even more horrible." To Read or Not to Read is Not a Question

"I read this in one sitting - it was impossible to put down." Cayocosto72 Book Reviews

"This is full of tight twists, plenty of suspense, and will keep you reading until you finish it." ~ G Sarah the Librarian

". . . an entertaining, fast-paced read with a lot to make me love it and feel good about recommending it . . . creative and original." Readful Things

"This is another thriller that pulls no punches – it's gruesome, grisly and attention grabbing." Novel Review Café

"Hillier does a great job with plot and pace. She throws in an early twist . . . I couldn't put it down." Duffbert's Random Musings

"Hillier explores the nature vs. nurture question while simultaneously drawing the reader into a twisting look at whether your family history predetermines who you will be . . . a suspenseful and well paced story that will surprise you in the end." Books in Bellevue

"The Butcher unveils some pretty crucial facts early on, yet still managed to keep me hooked."
A Book Lover's Blog

"You can’t resist the grisly glimpse inside the mind of the Butcher . . . As a senior citizen, myself, I have to admit the portrayal of an eighty year-old as malevolent and unrepentant as The Butcher appealed to me . .  Edward Shank is one of a kind." Carolyn Paul Branch

"This isn't your typical suspense novel . . . I highly recommend all of Jennifer Hillier's books."
BroadArt Vibe