Sunday, 13 October 2019

I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll


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 that 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 life 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’s being punished for before the terrifying threats become an unthinkable reality?

My Review

This book was dark, creepy, unnerving and very unsettling.  The tension was kept right till the very end and I couldn't tear myself away from it.  We follow the story through Alice's eyes and also flashbacks to a young unknown boy until the threads are tied together in a very satisfying ending.

When Alice, a young reporter, receives a threatening phone call little does she know that what she first assumes is a prank call will result in her worst nightmare about to begin. Wednesdays are her stalkers day of choice and when Alice thinks back the prank call is not the first contact with her.

There is a whole host of potential suspects that are all blended into the story very nicely so much so that all the way through I was kept guessing who the real villain was.  I earmarked every male and sometimes some of the females as the potential stalker until the end reveal which I didn't see coming at all.

Even hiring a private investigator does not protect Alice in full.  The stalker is so determined to get his revenge that he will stop at nothing to get his message across.

I loved the depth of the bonds in the characters in this book and the scenes between Alice and her mother were very touching.

The flashback chapters gave us an insight into the hard childhood that the villain had to endure and a glimpse into why Wednesdays were is day of choice.

I have nothing but good things to say about book this and cannot wait to read more from this author.  I could say a lot more about this but would be difficult to do so without giving the ending away.  

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