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"Top of the line thriller writing" (Jeffery Deaver): Jennifer Hillier's fast-paced psychological suspense about a sexually addicted college professor terrorized by an ex lover.


Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology, an expert in human behavior with her own hidden past. But she's not the only one keeping secrets. . . . When Sheila began an affair with her sexy graduate assistant Ethan Wolfe, she knew she was playing with fire. Consumed by lust when they were together, she was riddled with guilt when they were apart. Now she's finally engaged to a good man, and it's time to end the dangerous liaison. But Ethan has something different in mind. He intends to make her pay for rejecting him.

. . . NO ONE CAN.

As Sheila attempts to counter Ethan's increasingly threatening moves, he schemes to reveal her darkest, most intimate secrets by destroying her prestigious career . . . and then her. Caught in a terrifying cat-and-mouse game, Sheila must fight for her life and free herself from the ex-lover whom she couldn't resist--who is now the manipulative monster who won't let her go.


Pulsing with the dark obsession of Radiohead's song "Creep," this "truly frightening" ( Suspense Magazine ) debut thriller rockets to a heart-pounding climax.
Publisher: New York ;, Toronto, Ontario :, Pocket Books,, 2012.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781451669350
Characteristics: viii, 405 pages ;,18 cm.


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Jun 27, 2015

Engaged me from the beginning and I skipped a beautiful day outside because I kept telling myself, "Just one more chapter..." until I finished it. Was excited to know there is a sequel book!

Apr 15, 2015

Thriller about a woman who has an affair with her student then things turn ugly when he begins to show the characteristics of being a psychopath. Not much of story here.

Jan 08, 2012

Reads more like a pilot for a TV series. Sketchy and unconvincing characters but hits all the right prurient headline notes.That said the author will probably go on to fame and fortune.

Nov 11, 2011

I was intrigued enough to finish the book, but I didn't find myself enjoying it. The characters are shallow and unlikable (especially Sheila, who embodied the typical "Mary Sue"), the premise is unlikely, and there are too many coincidences for it to be anywhere near plausible. The quality of the writing was patchy. The book was at its strongest when the characters were thinking, conspiring or reminiscing on their own, but the dialoge and characters sank it. I liked the idea of creating a story around Radiohead's song "Creep", but this book didn't do a very good job of that. It was an okay read, but not anything amazing.

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