Sunday 13 May 2012

Review - The Creeper by Tania Carver

The Creeper (Marina Esposito, #2)The Creeper by Tania Carver
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Time Taken to Read - 1.5 days

Blurb From Goodreads

Suzanne Perry is having a vivid nightmare. Someone is in her bedroom, touching her, and she can t move a muscle. She wakes, relieved to put the nightmare behind her, but when she opens the curtains, she sees a polaroid stuck to the window. A photo of her, sleeping, taken during the night. And underneath, the words: I m watching over you.

Her nightmare isn't over. In fact, it s just beginning. Detective Inspector Phil Brennan of the Major Incident Squad has a killer to hunt. A killer who stalks young women, insinuates himself into their lives, and ultimately tortures and murders them in the most shocking way possible.

But the more Phil investigates, the more he delves into the twisted psychology of his quarry, Phil realizes that it isn't just a serial killer he s hunting but something or someone infinitely more calculating and horrific. And much closer to home than he realized . . .

My Review

Imagine having a horrific nightmare, someone in your room touching you and you cannot move. Then you wake up in the morning relived it was just as dream, until you see the picture proving it wasn't. What follows is mutilated bodies, an intense police investigation and a tangled web of deceit.

The very start of the book kicks off quickly but then for me it dragged a bit because it jumps from the girl with the nightmare to the police and their relationship issues (from the previous book) and then to other police communications then back to the killer and stalker victim. Around half way the book picks up and really gets good to the point where you don't want to put it down. My only other complaint was some of the plot was glaringly obvious (I don't do spoilers but at two points I was like omg why can't the police see this!). However that said there was plenty to keep me guessing and I did enjoy it and the thing I like most about any of these books is all my questions where answered.

Pretty good plot, after you get by the first half it really picks up and you sink into the story and don't want to put it down until you see how it's played out, 3/5 for me.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds good and so creepy (can't imagine much worse than being sneaked up on in your sleep!) but oh my goodness, nothing gets my goat more than guessing the plot before the characters do in a crime thriller! Maybe I'll give this one a wide berth!


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