Friday, 14 June 2013

Scare Me by Richard Parker

Review by The Mole

"Wealthy businessman, Will Frost, gets woken in the middle of the night by an anonymous caller, asking him exactly this. When Will goes online, he finds a website has been set up in his name, showing photographs of the inside of his home, along with photographs of six houses he has never seen before. In the first of these strange houses, a gruesome murder has already taken place. Will is then told that his own family is in mortal danger. The only way he can keep them safe is to visit each of the houses on the website in person before the police discover what has happened there. Seven houses. Seven gruesome homicides. Seven chances to save his daughter's life..."

Scare Me is Richard Parker's second novel and once again is not a 'whodunnit'. We know whodunnit because we are there with them throughout the most grizzly of crimes. And Will has to follow the murderer from scene to scene in order to protect his daughter. Throughout the story we keep getting little tidbits of information which help us to understand better what came before - but never what is to come. And when Will's wife gets attacked we think we know even more... and we don't! The tale is told very well and twists and turns before the final revelation. Or is it a revelation?

I found that I dreaded what was about to happen and put the book down. I then immediately found I needed to know what did happen and had to pick it up again. The author stops at nothing to appal the reader but not in a way that stops you from reading!

An excellent thriller that I may read again sometime - but only in daylight!

Publisher - Exhibit A Books
Genre - Adult Crime Thriller

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