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Summary

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?

©2019 Teresa Driscoll (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Preposterous plot, wimpy woman - what a let down.

I remember giving "I am Watching You" 5 stars, the following book by Teresa Driscoll "The Friend" seemed more far fetched and unbelievable and then "The Promise" with a gritty topic which I found ultimately depressing and also a bit unlikely and now "I Will Make You Pay" ..... um I think this will be my last Teresa Driscoll book, as while she writes very well and so much better than many thriller writers out there at present, I just felt let down and depressed by the wimpy protagonist and preposterous plot.
Plus all the "Breathe 1...2 ...3" mantra and a terminally ill mother just is not what I call entertaining.

During the book someone is discovered to have changed their name and the Police and various people are furious - um .... changing your name unless it is for criminal deception is not a crime, indeed it is completely legal to call yourself whatever name you like, without even doing it by deed poll so no idea what all that fuss was about.
Do editors not even exist anymore to do a little fact checking?
The backstory was as ridiculously unbelievable as the plot.
The motivation for the stalking was very strange and the actual event which triggered it all sounded most unlikely also
Then the actual process of putting the plan in action seems like it would never have worked in a million years
The reason the Police did not call a halt to it all on day one was put down to the chance of it falling to lazy Police to investigate when it was delegated to them by the main Police Detective whose help had been sought as a favour.
Seems odd that a favour had to be sought for what was a critically escalating stalking offence.
I do not want to spoil the plot by saying anything more - but highly unlikely to the point of impossibility would be a kind way to describe it.

I then went back to "I am Watching You" to see what I had liked about that so much that is missing from this latest offering and I have to say it seemed very familiar, wimpy, wittering woman, huge coincidences driving the plot, the same timid and tremorous delivery of the undeniably talented Elizabeth Knowelden -
(a breath of fresh air after listening to one too many thrillers narrated by the over dramatic and overbearing Imogen Church) - the same cringeworthy child and female characters creepily voiced by Steve West - who does a decent read as Matthew but just very disturbing narrating anything but male characters - all the same elements basically and yet fresh and enjoyable. .
In contrast these last two books and in particular "I will make you pay" just seems stale and recycled - how many twittering, wittering, wishy-washy, dithering and self doubting women are out there being preyed upon before it becomes boring?
This lead character who was so beige I have already forgotten her "breath 1,2,3" name, was too spineless to be interesting.
Even the terrible two year old toddler had more gumption, personality and get up and go than her, not to mention charm.

Perhaps I have just had too much of Teresa Driscoll and her repetitive style or just read some much better books recently by authors like Tana French, Clare Mackintosh, Ruth Ware, Caz Frear, Jo Spain, Helen Callaghan, Cara Hunter, Liz Nugent, Fiona Barton, Lucy Foley, Jane Casey, Emiliy Barr, JP Delaney, Lisa Jewell, Louise Candlish, Anthony Horowitz, Robert Galbreith, Sue Watson, Aga Lesiewicz, Dorothy Koomson; Claire Douglas, TM Logan, Sarah J. Naughton. Kate McQuaile, Lesley Kara, Ali Knight which means I no longer enjoy hers.

I will be returning as just hoped this one would be so much better than "The Promise" and a return to " I am Watching YOU" but just it was just too bonkers a plot to be in any way credible, too grim side topics like the terminal illness and depression plus the other unsavoury themes which I will not list as plot spoilers and too infuriatingly, meek, dull, unlikable and fearful a main character to even care what happened to such a colourless and silly mouse.

Perhaps the cleverest thing that she said was that she was afraid people saw her as just a vulnerable victim.
The stupidest thing she did was have a boyfriend who she seemed to have no feelings for or wanted to spend any time with.
I think she was lucky that anyone even noticed her at all to ask her out, employ her or stalk her as she was so very, very tiresome.

Kept going in the hopes it would get better.
It did not.
YAWN!

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Mediocre, not particularly gripping

Reasonable story, although easy to not pay attention because it was quite slow. Liked the female narrator. Male narrator made all women & children sound like Julian Clary and it was very distracting. Kind of made me hate them all.

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Fear a Wednesday

Wednesday’s are scary days; you never know what will happen.

Alice is getting stalked and is scared. The story starts very well and has all the premise to be another great thriller. It is written from three perspectives - Alice, Matthew (the private investigator) and Him (a man with a very sad past).

Sadly for me though the promising start is ruined half way through by too many convoluted story lines that don’t really fit the narrative. They left me feeling like they were just trying to fill space.

Not bad by any means and worth a read. 3.5 stars and a read when you have nothing else on your book pile you want to read more!

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Okay

Overall, this book was decent.
It had an okay story line, but was quite obvious who the culprit, especially more so towards the end (remaining few hours). It did, in all honestly, seem quite unrealistic, however. The fact that a woman would have so many male counterparts and physically no female friends just makes it immediately appear more fantastical than gripping. The narration was terrible in parts, especially when a child was being conveyed, but also as most characters sounded the exact same. The only reason I give it 2 stars and not less is due to the use of language: it was judicious, and made the story more bearable. I also feel as if (spoiler alert) the character, Ian, had no part in this story and was very void apart from his hallucinations. Maybe he was there only to boost the character of Mathew? I don't know. If you're looking for a clever novel, this probably isn't for you, especially if you've read a million others beforehand.

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Excellent listen, even better than her first!

This is the second book I have listened to by Teresa Driscoll and enjoyed this one even more. Fantastic story had me gripped from beginning to end, cleverly written and recommended read!

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Lots of red herrings!

Took a bit to get going but then I really enjoyed it. Lots of interesting layers to the story.

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terrible narrator

the narrator was really horrible and breathy. It really ruined the book for me! the plot line was also a little far fetched.

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Not bad

This book did keep me interested most of the way through loved the characters but Alice was annoying at times... the promise tops this book by far

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AMAZING!!!!!

Could not stop listening to this story on audio from the minute it started, literally getting ready for work, on the way to work on the way home and any time I could grab 10 mins for a quick listen!
I've now read all of Teresa Driscoll's books and they just get better!
The narrators are great and I love how the characters follow on from the other books as it feels like you already actually know them.
Also living in Devon myself and hearing the local areas mentioned just makes it more magical... well done Teresa another 10/10 !!!! 👍🏼

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Well Polished Psychological Thriller.

A well polished psychological thriller which was full of suspense and different points of view, overall easy to listen too. The narrator's kept the story engaging throughout. Worth the listen.

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  • 14-12-20

Overly dramatic whispery narrator

I have to start recognizing Knowelden's name because I can't stand her breathy whispery yet melodramatic delivery.with lots of spitty s-sounds. All the reviews indicated a good story but I just couldn't stay with it long enough to find out. That's why God invented Kindle.

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  • AGA
  • 10-03-21

Whispering narrator

I really wanted to like this book. I could not get past the breathy, weirdly whispering narrator voice.

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  • Christine
  • 25-02-20

Oh My Gosh!!

This is a must read!! This Author is amazing! Leaving you with just enough information to keep you guessing and interested! I love her other books and if you are on the fence, get it! Your mind will be blown!

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  • 27-10-19

Just ok

Well writtwn but too long and the ending is disappointing. Too many carachters that bring nothing to the story.

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  • Christina W.
  • 22-11-21

You never really know the people around you

This book had a lot going on at first and I had a hard time following it. It was jumping from different people and their perspectives and back again. As I gained more information into characters it began to be easier to follow. This book will make you think about the people around you and how much you really know about someone. Driscoll does a great job of pulling you into the psych of her characters and making you understand why they are the way they are. A great listen for the fellow psych thriller fan.

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  • Stacy Wolfe
  • 03-11-21

Interesting Twist

I found the book intriguing. The voice talent was very good. Overall I enjoyed it, just wasn’t something I couldn’t put down.

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  • valerie
  • 29-10-21

Boring

Liked the title, have read other books by this author, didn’t like this one.





RECOMMENDATION: SKIP IT

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  • Amal
  • 23-10-21

Not worth wasting time sycophath

Wasting time, not worth at all and sycophath. What kind of people who wrote the kind of this story

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-09-21

A good story, but...

The story is good. It was enough to keep me listening. The performance—and this may have just been me—was annoyingly breathy and over ly dramatic. It made the main character seem needy and unable to take care of herself, which she was to a point, but the narrator’s drawn out, breathy voice put it over the top. At the end, I almost found myself cheering for the villain!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-08-21

Great Book

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It was natrated very well. this one kept me guessing to the end.