Book Review-Creep



Jennifer Hillier

 Creep was my second book by Jennifer Hiller, however it appears to be her first published book…in 2011.

Creep is a psychological thriller and is not as gory or macabre as The Butcher, Hillier’s third book.  However, it did have me asking why or how a teacher and student become so ‘close’.  The Butcher was almost more believable than Creep.

There was only three, maybe four, main characters for about two-thirds of the book.  During the last third some of those peripheral characters, mentioned earlier were developed, or introduced entirely, to help solve the mystery and hence provide a conclusion to Creep.

It was interesting to read how an academic could have similar problems or weaknesses as her students.  I may have led a sheltered life as I have never heard of her addiction before although she treated it like I image all addicts treat their addiction.  It’s not the addict who has a problem, it is everyone else.

If it is blood, gore, and terror you are looking for, read The Butcher.  If it is a psychological thrillers you devour the Creep is the novel for you.  I must admit that after The Butcher, Creep was a bit tame, but still a good read.  And as it appears to be a first novel, and The Butcher being so good, I am looking forward to reading Freak, which may be a sequel or similar story-line to Creep .

I was thinking three and a half stars.  However the lack of the half star in Goodreads left me debating whether to round-up or round-down.  It  is a better read than many other novels and it has a ripper twist at the end, which pushed it into the four star category.

  Goodreads Readers have rated


an average of

3.73 stars from 6,342 ratings

and 781 reviews 


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At first I thought this was going to

be another hard one. 

All faces not Dad or Daughter have been photo shopped

out and all faces covered for privacy.

My first selection was part of the crowd at Menin Gate.

Is that Dad in the blueish top

and daughter behind him (white top, blue shorts)?

 Then I  found MGW and her siblings many moons before we met

 Two Dads  and to Daughters at a family birthday party.

The night we gained our

first Daughter-in-Law (and her Dad).

Finally, I found this classic at the back of a crowd scene in Arras.

I think the hands on hips say it all.  🙂


A Photo a Week Challenge: Dads-and-Daughters