Welcome to my late night stop on the #blogtour for I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll! I’ve heard many good things about this book in the build up to release, so am delighted to be an early reader.
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?
Teresa Driscoll is a new author (to me) and I was intrigued by the premise of this book as soon as I heard of its proposed release. Prank phone calls are indeed unpleasant and menacing, but this book elevates their magnitude in terms of fear, sending it off the scale.
I Will Make You Pay is a ticking time bomb of sheer dread; Driscoll cleverly hooks you in from the beginning with Alice, her extremely likeable protagonist before taking you on a rollercoaster ride at a galloping pace. She utilises short sharp chapters to maintain tension and her pacy writing style keeps the pages turning,
I found this book to be highly claustrophobic and quietly terrifying; I even dreamt about it. Everyone is a suspect; no one is to be trusted. I was kept guessing throughout and genuinely had no idea of the outcome until the shocking climax.
I Will Make You Pay is dark, disturbing and utterly compelling; I defy anyone to read this book and not be impressed.
I Will Make You Pay is out now in paperback and you can buy it here
My thanks go to Megan Denholm of Ed PR for my invitation to the #blogtour and also to Thomas & Mercer and Amazon Publishing for my finished copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. If you enjoyed my post, please do check out my others, and also the other stops on the #blogtour (see below).
Until next time!