Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Short Review: THE CREEPER by Tania Carver

The Creeper (Brennan & Esposito, #2)From the back of the book
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 self, taken during the night. Her nightmare is just beginning.

My review
A thrilling whodunit mystery that pulls no punches in the creepy department. With shades of THE TREATMENT by Mo Hayder in that the antagonist lives in the attic while staking his victim, THE CREEPER adds another layer to the already uncomfortable hunter/prey theme present throughout the book. 

THE CREEPER is at times a formulaic police procedural that's punctured with clever twists and turns that heighten the suspense. The lead detective has some baggage which readers will struggle to appreciate if they haven't read the first book in the series (which I haven't) so some of that was lost on me but is by no means distracting to the core plot.

THE CREEPER is a real page turner that fans of mystery, thriller, and crime fiction will enjoy.