- By Jennifer Hillier

Freak

  • Title: Freak
  • Author: Jennifer Hillier
  • ISBN: 9781451664546
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Freak Sitting alone in a maximum security prison cell Abby Maddox is a celebrity Her claim to fame is the envy of every freak on the outside she s the former lover of Ethan Wolfe the killer who left than

    Sitting alone in a maximum security prison cell, Abby Maddox is a celebrity Her claim to fame is the envy of every freak on the outside she s the former lover of Ethan Wolfe, the killer who left than a dozen dead women in his wake and nearly added Puget Sound State professor Sheila Tao to the tally Now Abby, serving a nine year sentence for slashing a police officeSitting alone in a maximum security prison cell, Abby Maddox is a celebrity Her claim to fame is the envy of every freak on the outside she s the former lover of Ethan Wolfe, the killer who left than a dozen dead women in his wake and nearly added Puget Sound State professor Sheila Tao to the tally Now Abby, serving a nine year sentence for slashing a police officer s throat in a moment of rage, has little human contact save for the letters that pour in from demented fans, lunatics, and creeps But a new wave of murders has given Abby a possible chance for a plea bargain because this killer has been sending her love letters, and carving a message on the bodies of the victims Free Abby Maddox.Jerry Isaac will never forget the attack or his attacker The hideous scarring and tortured speech are daily reminders that the one time Seattle PD officer, now a private investigator, is just lucky to be alive Abby Maddox deserves to rot in jail forever, as far as Jerry s concerned But she alone may possess crucial evidence letters from this newest killer that could crack open the disturbing case With the help of Professor Sheila Tao, seasoned police detective Mike Torrance, and intuitive criminology student Danny Mercy, Jerry must coax the shattering truth from isolated, dangerous Abby Maddox Can he put the pieces together before Abby s number one fan takes another life in the name of a killer s perverted idea of justice

    1 thought on “Freak

    1. Freak is the follow-up standalone novel to Jennifer Hillier's debut: Creep and it's a whole new trip to crazy town! You will recognize all the characters but the feel of this story is much more detective fiction/serial killer thriller than the obsessive, psychotic love theme that was Creep.Freak was suspenseful, mysterious, stomach turning as many serial killer novels are, and an entertaining revisiting of all the characters that made Creep so engagingwell except one. He's mentioned often enough [...]

    2. Firstly, I loved Creep which I read a while ago, and bought Freak soon after. Of course intending to read straight away. But as usual under pressure with so many authors and publisher books that have been sent to me, I had a lot of catching up on.Jennifer Hillier wrote her debut author Creep a chilling and enthralling hit, a massive hit, I loved the book, but I think Freak just beats it.Why, well so many layers to this book, great powerful returning characters from Creep, and some shockingly new [...]

    3. There is going to be a reckoning for author Jennifer Hillier someday. One day, when her days are up on this mortal plain, she is going to have to answer to the dark gods with whom she made a deal to get her incredible writing powers. That's the only answer I can come up with for how she writes such gripping, approachable, moving and bold fiction. I'm an avid reader of many genres; modern crime or psychological thrillers, are not within those categories of 'personal favorites'. Yet when it came t [...]

    4. BR with Her Freaky Majesty!!!The sequel to Creep is better IMO because it had the element of surprise: (view spoiler)[ dead bodies of prostitutes piling up, (hide spoiler)] and no one, including me, knew who the murderer was.Well-written characters, including the villains. I liked Jeremy. His insanity was quite believable. I would have been pleasantly impressed if (view spoiler)[Annie, Jerry's wife, had died. It would have been more realistic to me. I wanted Sheila punished, but not to that exte [...]

    5. I couldn't wait to read "Freak", the sequel to "Creep", a suspense psychological thriller. Freak is Jennifer Hillier's follow-up to her thrilling debut, Creep, which featured serial killer Ethan Wolfe. This time someone is murdering high priced escorts and afterwards carving, 'Free Abby Maddox' on their backs.Abby Maddox was Ethan's long-time girlfriend. She's serving a nine year sentence in a maximum security prison for attempting to murder a private investigator involved in tracking down Ethan [...]

    6. The tagline that drew me to this book was, "What if Hannibal Lecter had been a woman?" Harris should sue over that. Lecter was a complicated character who managed to be almost likable despite being terrifying. Hillier's Abby is crazy-- the two have that in common-- but she lacks charm. She is manipulative and other characters fall for her beauty, but as a reader I never once liked or admired her. I didn't hate her. I was just bored by her. I knew immediately which character would be her "suprise [...]

    7. Sheila Yow is back again as Abby Maddox insists on seeing her from prison. A fresh set of murders are occurring and the words 'Free Abby Maddox' are carved into their bodies. The man whose throat Abby Slit, Jerry Isaac is called in to consult on the case. Abby continues to manipulate them and others suspensefully building up to a violent abduction and more twists. Yet, once again, the story is not over and we know that this rough road for Sheila can get worse.

    8. I love to read books that keep you guessing right until the end. I had no idea how this one was going to end, even if I’d been able to make a guess I doubt I would have been close. There were so many twists that by the end I didn’t even care about guessing. I was so engrossed in this story that I wasn’t even looking to the future, I was tied to the right now. The writing was awesome in this one. There are some scenes that were fairly graphic and yet it didn’t come off as being gross, dis [...]

    9. Initial thoughts before reading: I was greatly amused when I read this synopsis, because I thoughtAbby Maddox? Is this the sequel to that lovely gem of a novel "Beautiful Disaster"? And then when I read on, I didn't even realize it wasn't until the second paragraph. I actually thought this was quite a clever plot twist if Trevor and Abby started becoming a deranged, serial killing duo. I was kind of disappointed when it wasn't. But anywho. This is the sequel to the completely unrelated book by a [...]

    10. This is book 2 to the Freak series. I am not sure if there are to be anymore books, but it sure does feel like there will and I will be first in line for that one.I am not going to include the synopsis to this review because of it being the second book to the series. I have to say that the author really stepped it up with this one, I enjoyed it much more than the first one. There were some pretty grisly scenes in this one so be aware of that, definitely not for the faint of heart. It was also pr [...]

    11. In my opinion, Freak was better than its predecessor, Creep. The pace of the book was a little faster, and I preferred the point of view of former detective Jerry Isaac than I did professor Sheila Tao. I also think that Abby Maddox was a better, more cerebral villain. Maddox is much more cut-throat (pun intended) and detached, and is one helluva criminal mastermind. Her skill of manipulation is heavy throughout the book, and is fed by fact that she, as an alleged serial killer, has this united, [...]

    12. This books pick up where leaves off. I suggest you read Creep first- and it does live up to its title for sure!These 2 books are NOT for the faint of heart. but I loved both of them. Psycho, crazy , stalkers then add a great author (new to me) and WOW. you wonder HOW on EARTH do some of these authors come up with these ideas? Even at the end of this book- you just know there is room for book 3- and oh boy- would I look forward to that one!!

    13. It makes me so happy to read a really enjoyable bookblissful even. That is why I read. That is my escape. That is my drug. Therefore I will continue to unabashedly abandon books without hesitation when they fail to capture me. This was a damn good high for me! :)

    14. Wow! I'm blown away. This was such a thrill to read. All the twists and turns Kept me guessing the whole way through.

    15. Call it the sophomore curse. Call it the trilogy curse. Freak just went from interesting, genre challenging suspense series to full on Lifetime novel.First of all. Mike Torrence is tearing up the floor boards, providing unintentional comic relief. If Torrence says "That could never happen!" while searching for a cigarette or a piece of nicorette, you can damn well believe it will happen and worse than Mike could have anticipated.Second, LESBIANS ARE BAD especially sexual flexible lesbians like A [...]

    16. There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it - Hitchcock 3.5 interesting, entertaining and misdirected stars Okay. So we know from Creep that Ethan is gone. Abby Maddox is far from it. I enjoyed this sequel, it was interesting and captivating. It was the right amount of suspense writing mixed with hope to make you keep reading. A great story BUT I already read it in Creep.I couldn't help but think that Freak was a bit of a rehash of a book I already read and adored. Like I say [...]

    17. I picked this up, not realizing that it was book two. It did not, in any way, impact my enjoyment of the book. The references to what had happened prior were integrated so naturally into this novel that reading the first book is not necessary to enjoy this. As I said, I never knew that I was starting with the second book, so clearly and naturally was everything written and explained, without making the mistake of being overly tedious or overexplained. This is a good thriller, with complex charac [...]

    18. After I finished reading the first book, Creep, I couldn't wait to being this one but doubting it could "measure up" to the the fist. Was I wrong! Once again Sheila Tao is in danger and the suspense is there throughout. We meet some of the same characters we met in the first book and some new ones. And once again Hillier hits us with a surprise that comes out of nowhere. I suggest you read the books in order as we meet these characters in the first, and Sheila's relationship with Ethan Wolfe is [...]

    19. This was given to me by a friend who knows the genre I enjoy. He knows me well as it did not take me long to get through this book. An excellent crime thriller with serial killers and psychopaths that make it impossible to put down and always eager to pick it right back up! Being the first book of Hillier's I have read, I will be checking out more of her books.

    20. It doesn’t get better than this. With Freak, the sequel to her debut novel, Creep, Jennifer Hillier has reached new levels of greatness. Freak picks up about a year after the conclusion of Creep. Jerry Isaac is recovered from his near-fatal encounter with Abby Maddox, girlfriend of the late serial killer, Ethan Wolfe. At least on the outside. Jerry still struggles with the aftermath of Maddox’s attack on him and the last thing he wants to do is get sucked into an investigation involving her [...]

    21. Abby Maddox was the former girlfriend of serial killer, Ethan Wolfe. Ethan was a student of Dr. Sheila Tao. Sheila was Ethan's next victim when she fionally broke things off with him but she was saved. Now Ethan is dead and Abby is sitting in prison. Someone has started up a website called FreeAbbyMaddox. The website is bring out a lot of freaks and another serial killer. This killer is Abby's number one fan. The murdered bodies are found with the worlds Free Abby carved into their backs. Jerry [...]

    22. Jennifer Hillier’s FREAK, is definitely freaky and fast paced, full of suspense for a psychological thriller, as readers get to return to the Shelia Tao series, and characters from her debut novel, CREEP. Hillier’s fans are in for a real treat, as if you enjoyed these two first books, readers are going to devour THE BUTCHER, (7/15/14), as read an ARC, and definitely a thriller 5-star read and one I would highly recommend!Jerry Issac, the PI is back from his near fatal encounter with crazy Ab [...]

    23. ***Spoilers*** (Would have liked to give this book 2.5 stars if possible)What a disappointing sequel. From the moment Hillier introduced Danny, I knew that she was the new villian of the series. While I don't mind knowing the ending when I've discovered by mistake (i.e reading the summary of a sequel before reading the summary of the original book), I absolutely DO mind when the author doesn't make me work for it. The reader shouldn't have the author's pattern figured out so quickly; I'd hate to [...]

    24. I didn't think it could get much better than 'Creep' but it did! Just when I thought I had the story figured out switched on me and made me doubt myself. Perfect thriller, and seriously scary killers. Descriptions so spot on, my eyes watered and teech clenched as I read.Jennifer Hillier is amazing! I can't wait to read what she comes up with next.

    25. A little faster paced than Creep, Freak picked right up where Creep left off. I thought it was well done and had just the right element of surprise where you'd least expect it. I hope she continues with this series.

    26. I won this book from a first reads giveaway here on !When I first entered the first reads giveaway for this book, I had absolutely no idea that it was the second book in a series! The first book in this thriller series is called Creep. I was a little bit worried on whether or not I should read that one, since this book follows up on the same characters and how they're healing from what went on in the first book. It even follows one of the "bad guys" from the first book! I'm happy to report that [...]

    27. After the conclusion of Creep, I was excited to get my hands on Freak. Dr. Tao is still recuperating from her violent and creepy experience and wants to finalize her wedding plans. Jerry is still hostile about Abby slicing his neck and the scar has made him push his wife away. Not happy, but a little bit satisfied that Abby Maddox was finally caught and is serving nine years in prison for her assault on him.But now women are turning up dead with the words Free Abby Maddox carved into their backs [...]

    28. Kill one serial killer and along comes another. Freak is Jennifer Hillier's follow-up to her thrilling debut, Creep, which featured serial killer Ethan Wolfe. This time someone is murdering high priced escorts and afterwards carving, 'Free Abby Maddox' on their backs.Abby Maddox was Ethan's long-time girlfriend. She's serving a nine year sentence in a maximum security prison for attempting to murder a private investigator involved in tracking down Ethan. Private investigator Jerry Isaac has ever [...]

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