Creep by Jennifer Hillier

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Pulsing with the dark obsession of Radiohead’s song “Creep,” this taut thriller—Jennifer Hillier’s superb debut—rockets from its seductive opening to a heartpounding climax not easily forgotten.

If he can’t have her . . .

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

. . . no one else can.

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 fiancé 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.

About Jennifer Hillier

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Jennifer Hillier made her fiction debut with Creep. Originally from Canada, she has also lived with her husband in the Pacific Northwest. Visit her on the web at
Published July 5, 2011 by Gallery Books. 370 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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In Hillier's agreeably frightening debut, a psychological thriller, beautiful Sheila Tao, a highly regarded professor of social psychology at Seattle's Puget Sound University, has been having an affair with her volatile teaching assistant, Ethan Wolfe.

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Creep By Jennifer Hillier Gallery 368 pp; $27 The Witch of Babylon By D.J. McIntosh Penguin Canada 416 pp; $26 Reviewed by Sarah Weinman There was a time, not all that long ago, when setting a crime novel in Canada was considered to be the publishing equivalent of box-office poi...

Jul 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Creep

The Bookbag

For more psychological crime solving, read No Escape by N J Cooper You can read more book reviews and buy Creep by Jennifer Hillier at Amazon and Waterstones.

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Portland Book Review

I bet you will find something that will interest you 5 stars for a cleverly devised mystery set in PDX a must read for the tween reader in your family Author Jennifer Hillier’s debut novel, Creep, a Thriller of Deadly Attraction, is pr...

Jan 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Creep

Maryse's Book Blog

And yes… there’s a second book (Freak (Creep series Book 2)) which is also delightfully bargain priced right now, and I’m trying to decide if I want to jump in it right away, or head to an angsty love story instead.

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Key to any good book is a leading character – or characters – you can associate or empathise with along the way, a character who will allow you to explore a range of emotions from one chapter to the next, a character that will have you shouting at the book evoking an unexpected reaction to a scen...

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