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Creep (Creep #1)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  4,162 ratings  ·  591 reviews
Pulsing with the dark obsession of Radiohead’s song “Creep,” this taut thriller—Jennifer Hillier’s superb debut—rockets from its seductive opening to a heartpounding climax not easily forgotten.

If he can’t have her . . .

Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology. An expert in human behavior. And when she began an affair with sexy, charming graduate student Ethan Wolfe, sh
Hardcover, 357 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by Gallery Books (first published July 1st 2011)
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Albert Riehle

This book is billed as a psychological thriller. Honestly, the pace never got to a point that anyone could honestly call this book thrilling and though there was a twist at the end and it was about a woman who teaches psychology, I didn't feel especially challenged in any mental capacity. It's pulp genre fiction. At no point was I on the edge of my seat. This wasn't a page turner by any means. You turn the pages because that's what you do, not because you can't wait to find out what happens
Mercy Cortez
After all these years, Radiohead's Creep still gave him shivers. The first time he had heard it, he'd been in love. And having sex. And strangling someone


Teacher/student relationship -
psychotic characters -
Interesting and captivating story -
Mind blowing surprises -
kidnapping -
mind fuck -
Addictive -
Fantastic Author -

I read all nearly 400 pages in 10 hours, I literally couldn't stop! And and and a book two? Yes please!

Okay so this has so many twists and turns that you don't
Sean Peters
Creep, yes five stars !!

Let's get one thing out of the way, this is the best psychological thrillers I have read in a long time, a brilliant debut author performance.

Creep grabs you from the start, keeps you on the edge of the seat with a fast paced, smartly written suspense thriller with shocks, twists and turns.

Darkly delicious page turner with strong and powerful and memorable characters, Creep will entertain and enthrall from beginning to end.

Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology, an e
4 .. Maybe 4.5 stars. 4.25 stars? :D

When I first became an avid reader I read primarily psychological thriller type novels; that’s almost all I read. So when I heard about this one, it not only sounded good, but I realized I had yet to read a single psychological thriller this year I decided to dive into this one right away. My eventual love for this novel was a combination of the long time spent away from the genre and the fact that the novel was truly riveting and I couldn’t stop turning pages

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This was a decent thriller. Well-written, suspenseful, funny at times, the story of an affair gone wrong between a University professor, Sheila Tao, and her TA, Ethan Wolfe. A former sex addict, Sheila is now engaged to Morris whatshisface, but can't resist having one last fling with a youngster before being tied down to one man. When she lets Ethan know that she wants to end their affair, his childhood mommy-related traumas come to surface with a vengeance a
5 CREEP....Y Stars

Sheila Tao 39, is a professor and she is having an affair with Ethan Wolfe her 23 year old student.
She knows its wrong but she has an addiction, she's addicted to sex...

She's now engaged to Morris, so she knows she needs to break it off with Ethan, before Morris finds out.

First of all Ethans alright about it.."we can still see each other can't we Sheila " he says...
No Sheila wants a clean break.
He threatens her with things that not only could destroy her successful career but h
Christine Terrell
I have a number of Goodread friends who read this book, and their opinions are all over the map. I decided to read it for myself. My assessment is mixed.

What did I like about the book? First of all, the storyline is intriguing and is summarized in the author's synopsis. Secondly, this novel is named after Radiohead's Creep, and I love the exquisite creepiness of that song. The scene in the book which had that composition playing in the background merits high honors for doing the song justice. M
***4 creepy, twisted and obsessive stars***

I liked the book. It's a good thriller, but I wouldn't call a psychological.
You have heroine who is a college professor and a sex addict, a student, who has a thing for her and a fiancé who is way over his head.
The beginning of the story was good. It's starts with her trying to end an affair with her student because she is getting married and it doesn't feel right. He doesn't take it very well and it brings a psycho in him. The treats, the blackmail..
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
I enjoyed this book and I do have to say that I wasn't expecting that ending. So many times during reading this book I truly felt sorry for Ethan. I think there was some good in him and he just wanted to be loved.

That's how you can tell a good writer, one who can make the reader feel bad for a psycho.

I'm debating about reading Freak, cause I'm not sure I will be able to get into it....I would rather read more about Sheila.

I purchased a copy of "Creep", a psychological thriller, by Jennifer Hillier to read on my Kindle after hearing great reviews. This is the first novel by this author, followed by "Freak" and "The Butcher".

I must say I read The Butcher, but I have to admit I was a little disappointed with that novel. I know that The Butcher was listed as a psychological thriller, but I consider it more of a psychological drama. In The Butcher, the author revealed the ID of the killer in the first few chapters, s
This book came to me fairly highly recommended so I thought I'd give it a go.

This book did nothing for me. It read like an amateurish, badly written psychological drama without much drama. It was almost as if the author had done a writing course and felt the need to tick the boxes of what might be expected. There was no atmosphere, it was cliched, the plot implausible in parts, the characters were flat. I honestly didn't care what happened to Sheila. No real fleshing out of Wolfe's backstory and
A quick read. More like "thriller-lite" than an actual nail-biting, chills down the back of my neck, afraid to turn off the lights sort of thriller. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but it was entertaining nevertheless.

I'm not a reader of mysteries or thrillers typically. I'm more of the Law and Order: SVU / Criminal Minds TV-watching variety. You might want to consider that when you are reading this review, because maybe people who are fans of this genre will greatly enjoy this.

To be
Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
Jeffery Deaver cautioned “you better call in sick—you’re not going anywhere until you finish reading.”


No kidding!

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I really liked this book! I started and finished it today! I just needed answers! it had a bit of a cliffhanger.. but the sequel Freak is out so I will be starting it NOW!
This was just what I need, I wanted something different cause I'm a little burned out on all the cheesy romances I've been reading lately.. this was perfect!

Not only is it creepy but at times it was pretty funn
L.E. Fraser
There is a dropped word on the second page: “... he was going react to...” Disappointing for a novel published by a division of Simon & Schuster.

Creep by Jennifer Hillier is the story of Sheila, a psychology professor at Seattle's Puget Sound University. After accepting Morris’s proposal of marriage, Sheila ends a three-month sexual relationship with her teaching assistant. In this debut novel, I suspect Hillier’s intention was to portray the protagonist as a flawed person overcoming adversi
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
GAHHHHH!!! I love the sound of this one! Want to read NOW!

It's got that student/teacher thingy going on, plus it's dark-ish, PLUS it''s creepy. EVERYTHING I want in a book. Hehehe I know I'm weird :P
Andrea Smith
This is the first book by Jennifer Hillier that I've read and I really liked it! It was suspenseful, sexy and kept me on the edge of my seat for sure!
Jessica Bell
This book was like a guilty pleasure. I really enjoyed snuggling up with this at night. I'm primarily a literary fiction reader, so when I say, 'guilty pleasure' it's usually got to do with anything remotely commercial.

I actually thought this might be scary, but it wasn't at all. It's a psychological thriller, which means, forget the gore, but prepare for a little mind-#@*$ ing ... This sort of thriller is my favorite so there is no wonder why it kept me up at night. By the time I reached the ha
After hearing a couple of people not able to finish the book because it disturbed them I knew I had to read it. What can I say, I really enjoyed it! Everyone involved seems to have their own demons and secrets. Love, lust, hurt, betrayal, it has it all. Sometimes I found myself sympathizing with one character only to hate them and sympathize with someone else next. Jennifer Hillier did a great job writing this psychological thriller and placing us right into the story.
Liz Fichera
This book had its hooks in me from its cover. I adore the cover. It hinted at a seductive thriller and the author did not disappoint. I read part of the story on a plane and kept gasping in parts that the person sitting next to me had to ask if I was okay. I was okay, all right. The story, with all of its twists and turns and secrets, had me turning the pages like the book was on fire.
Too much info dumping, flat characters and laughable unrealistic thriller. The serial killer plot is so mundane and ridiculous. Reads more like a first draft that needs a good editor. Big pass.
CREEP by Jennifer Hiller


Okay, true story. Last week I was waiting for my mother’s prescriptions to be filled at a drugstore, so I had to browse the paperbacks. I picked and purchased a paperback that caught my eye. It was CREEP by Jennifer Hiller.
Staying overnight at my mom’s due to her being under the weather and my son securely cared for by his wonderful father I had the evening to read.
Starting off, with a name like CREEP you know I was i
Stephanie D.

From the first few pages, Creep by Jennifer Hillier launched me into an unrelenting, anxiety-ridden ride. The novel begins with Sheila telling her young lover/teaching assistant Ethan that their affair is over because of her engagement to nice cuckold, Morris. Ethan, however, won't let Sheila off that easily for beneath his gorgeous looks, Ethan is a deranged psychopath. Little by little, Ethan destroys the perfect facade of a life Sheila has presented to the outside world and to her fiance. Des
Newly engaged professor Sheila Tao is looking to end the three-month long affair she has been having with her student/assistant, Ethan Wolfe. Problem is… Ethan has grown more attached to his professor than she realizes, and he starts stalking her. Ethan goes out of his way to learn as much as he can about Sheila’s fiancé, Morris, in order to find out what she truly sees in him, and also digs into some of Sheila’s deepest secrets, ones she has even kept from Morris. With the information he colle ...more
Jennifer Daiker
CREEP is a story about a professor of psychology. Dr. Shelia Tao has quite a few secrets. Having just gotten engaged to the wonderful Texan Morris she knows it's time to end the affair with teaching assistant Ethan Wolfe.

Too bad she couldnt have seen how he would have reacted first. What started as black mail turns really bad when Shelia ends up in a locked basement. Turns out Ethan has a ton of secrets as well. Keeping her on lockdown and making her leave a phone call for her fiancé not to worr
Sheila Tao is a well respected psychology professor who ends an affair with her Teaching Assistant, Ethan, with dire consequences. Did this as a buddy read and we both enjoyed it. The title definitely fit and as the suspense amped up, it kept us turning pages.

My one dislike of the book was a late in the game major. twist that there was no way to see coming. Felt a bit cheated with that. Even if I miss a clue, I would like something I can look back on and say - okay that makes sense...

But in the
Maryann Bosah
A thrilling story by Jennifer Hiller. I just did not want to put it down till I got to the end.I thoroughly enjoyed it
3.5 stars? I wanted this book to creep me out and it just... didn't.
Wendy Hines

Dr. Sheila Tao is a respected and loved professor of psychology who loves her job. When she catches her husband of ten years having an affair with his scrub nurse, she decides to start fresh. But her emotions are too raw and her life spirals out of control. She becomes addicted to sex, with anyone, anywhere. When she wakes up after blacking out one morning, she realizes she has a problem and goes for help. It's a long process, but she's doing better, especially with the help of her therapist.

Jennifer Lane
Creeped Out

Creep is a great description for Ethan Wolfe, psychology graduate student. He's been having an affair with his advisor, Dr. Sheila Tao--the heroine of this novel. But Sheila is engaged to a businessman named Morris, and decides to break it off with Ethan before her wedding.

Ethan is NOT happy.

Ethan is PSYCHO.

And uh-oh, Ethan is a serial killer who plans to kidnap Sheila and make her his next victim. I love the devious ways his mind works, like after his first meeting with Sheila's fian
Sarah (LF Book Reviews)
From the very first chapter I enjoyed this book. Action right from the start and it never failed to live up to that first chapter all the way through the book. The plot continued to keep me interested and continued to shock me with every new scene in the book. I had questions all the way through the book that I waited for answers too and when I got answers to one question, I had another question that I wanted answers too and for the most part I got those answers. (view spoiler) ...more
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Jennifer Hillier is a full-time novelist who writes about dark, twisted people who do dark, twisted things. If you ask her why she writes such dark stuff, she'll stare at you blankly because she still hasn't figured out a clever way to answer that question.

Born and raised in Toronto and a proud Canadian, she spent five years living in Seattle, which is where she wrote her first novel. She current
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