I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll

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EXCERPT: True panic is rising now. Sometimes, at night, I struggle to breathe through my nose – especially during the hay fever season. I start to feel this deep, deep dread. What if my nose gets blocked now? If I can’t breathe through my nose, I will simply suffocate. I will die. I look around this bleak and terrible space and imagine that this is where everything could end for me. I can feel my breathing quicken with my panicked thoughts and I tell myself that I have to find a way to calm myself. Have to keep my nose clear. You have to breathe, Alice.

And that is when he appears from an adjoining room. He’s dressed all in black. Black trousers. Black jumper. Black gloves and some kind of black balaclava.

And this is when I realise that what I thought was fear before, was nothing of the sort. All those weeks – afraid of my stalker? That wasn’t real fear.

I let out this strange animal noise, stifled through the gag as the dark figure sits on the high-backed chair across the room from me.

This is what real fear is.

ABOUT THIS BOOK: 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 THOUGHTS: I was all over the place with I Will Make You Pay….until the end. I just could not figure out who the stalker was. I had my suspicions, which wavered, but I WAS WRONG!

I Will Make You Pay is a bit of a slow burner to begin with, and it is not until Alice’s past was revealed that I began to get really interested.

There were a couple of things that didn’t quite ‘gel’ for me, however it was still a good read.

But the thing that interested me most was Teresa Driscoll’s notes at the end of the book. I Will Make You Pay is based on three threatening phone calls she received when she was first starting out as a young journalist. Those calls came one week apart, each on the same day of the week. Thankfully her ‘stalker’ apologised. Alice’s is not so kind. He has a score to settle…..

3.75 stars

THE AUTHOR: Teresa Driscoll – a former BBC TV news presenter- is now an international #1 bestselling author of psychological suspense. She also writes women’s fiction. During her long career as a journalist, Teresa worked for newspapers, magazines and television, including 15 years presenting the BBC TV news programme Spotlight. Covering crime for so long, she was deeply moved by the haunting impact on the relatives, the friends and the witnesses and it is those ripples she explores now in her darker fiction.

DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Amazon Publishing UK via NetGalley for providing me with a digital ARC of I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll for review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own personal opinions.

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Author: sandysbookaday

I love good quality chocolate. I love the ocean and love to be in, on or beside it. I read any and every where. I am a proud mum and Nana. I like wine, gin, Southern Comfort, a cold Heineken on a hot day. I am very versatile like that. I cross stitch, do jigsaws, garden, and work on a farm. I am an occasional scribbled. I have far too many books I want to read to ever find the time to die. I am an active member of Goodreads as Sandy *the world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* and review on Amazon under the name Sandyj21. My Goodreads reviews are automatically linked to my Facebook page. Groups I belong to and participate in on Goodreads include: The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group; Mysteries and Crime Thrillers; Psychological Thrillers; Reading for Pleasure; Crime Detective Mystery Thrillers; English Mysteries; Dead Good Crime; Kindle English Mystery, All About Books and NZ Readers. April 2016 I made the Top 1% of Goodreads reviewers (As follows) Hello Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*, In our community of readers, you stand out in a notable way: You're one of the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! With every rave and every pan, with every excited GIF and every critical assessment, you've helped the Goodreads community get closer to a very important milestone – the 50 Million Reviews mark!

2 thoughts on “I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll”

  1. Great review Sandy. It always adds something to a story when it is based on a true event of has some kind of connection. I like that her books are on KU, I can add them to my TBR and hopefully get to them while they are still on there.

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