I WILL MAKE YOU PAY By Teresa Driscoll

SYNOPSIS

Every Wednesday, like clockwork, the terror returns.

It seems like an ordinary Wednesday, until the phone rings. A mysterious caller with a chilling threat. Journalist Alice Henderson hangs up, ready to dismiss it as a hoax against the newspaper. But the next Wednesday, the stalker makes another move- and it becomes clear this is all about Alice.

Someone wants her to suffer, but for what? Her articles have made her a popular local champion – could it be her past rather than her work that’s put her live in danger? Alice is determined not to give in to fear, but with the police investigation at a dead end, her boyfriend insists on hiring private investigator Matthew Hill.

With every passing Wednesday the warnings escalate, until it’s not only Alice but also her family in the stalker’s sights. As her tormentor closes in, can Alice uncover what she is being punished for before the terrifying threats become an unthinkable reality?

MY REVIEW

Earlier this year I picked up my first book by Teresa Driscoll that was called I Am Watching You and it was engrossing, so I bought other books by Teresa, but sadly haven’t got around to reading them yet but I certainly will.

I have to admit I was a little slow getting into this one but this was more me than the book, I wasn’t focusing as I should have been, I was getting distracted as we all do at times by social media. So today I was determined to give the book my full attention. I am so glad I did, because it didn’t disappoint. Alice Henderson is a Journalist, working on a small newspaper, one Wednesday she gets a phone call from someone using a voice distorter, Alice just chalks it up as a random hoax, but the following Wednesday she gets something else! It is clear that someone is targeting Alice but why? After all most of her reporting is championing local causes. But is Alice who she says she is? Could this be from her past? Alice’s boyfriend Tom is concerned about her safety, so he hires an ex police officer now PI Matthew Hill to watch over her on a Wednesday, as that seems to be the main day that the attacks are. If I go more into the story then it could give away spoilers and I really want to avoid that.

I loved how this book was written it isn’t just a psychological thriller, but there was the theme of the love between mother and daughter, or I should say daughters, Alice has a sister Leanne and their mum has raised them on her own after their father died when Alice was very young, the mother is ill with COPD, which is a very distressing illness, she is on oxygen all the time and can only speak three words at a time without struggling to get her breath. I loved how the emotions of that bond between the daughters and their mum shone throughout the book. You also see the relationship between Matthew Hill and his wife and 2 year old daughter.

The story is told through three points of view, Alice, Matthew, and him then, of course we don’t actually know who him is, but there are several people it could be. You are kept guessing until the last chapter to find out who it is, I did have an inkling of an idea but I wasn’t certain until the actual reveal.

All the characters are relatable, they are human and you get to understand them, which is one of the thinks I liked. It’s very difficult to read a book if you like no one in it. You need to be able to care about the characters and in this case you do. I will admit to shedding a couple of tears at the end but that’s just me being emotional.

This is a well written, well plotted and thought out psychological thriller, that once you start you won’t be able to put it down.

I highly recommend this book and other books by Teresa Driscoll I have given this four out of five stars. I look forward to the next book.

This book is due for release on the 10th October 2019 as an ebook, a paperback, and an audiobook.

I would like to thank netgalley and Thomas and Mercer publishers for giving me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest, fair, and unbiased review.

THE AUTHOR

For more than twenty five years as a journalist – including fifteen years as a BBC news presenter – Teresa Driscoll followed stories into the shadows of life. Covering crime for so long, she watched and was deeply moved by all the ripples each case caused, and the haunting impact on the families, friends and witnesses involved. It’s those ripples she explores in her darker fiction.

Teresa lives in beautiful Devon with her family. She writes women’s fiction as well as thrillers and her novels have been sold for translation in twenty languages. You can find out more about her books on her website, http://www.teresadriscoll.com, of by following her on Twitter @TeresaDriscoll of on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TeresaDriscollAuthor.


4 thoughts on “I WILL MAKE YOU PAY By Teresa Driscoll

    1. I am much better thank you, I did pick this up three days ago but I wasn’t really concentrating on it, once I did it was good, the story and plot went well. I liked the characters, and I cried, despite it being a psychological thriller.

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