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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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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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Solid thriller

Enjoyable light thriller. Slightly predictable but totally enjoyable. It's well worth a credit. Nice easy to understand narration

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Loved it

Really brilliant writing, such a gripping story with lots of guessing and twists. highly recommend.

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It’s a smasher!

Another fabulous, twisty tale from Teresa Driscoll. Lots of suspense to keep you guessing until the end. Loved the different POV’s; each unique and authentic. Great narration too.

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Creepy Psychological Thriller

This is a fabulously creepy psychological thriller from the excellent Ms Driscoll. The story is told from three POVs – Alice (past and present, Matthew the Private Investigator, and the mysterious ‘Him’. All the way through the book I was trying to figure out who ‘Him’ was, and there are many red herrings so I failed y! The book is a standalone, though there are a few characters who have appeared before in Ms Driscoll’s books – Matthew the PI and his wife Sally, and DI Melanie Sanders. The book kept me on the edge of my seat, and reading into the small hours, and has a satisfying ending. The narrators were both excellent.

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Great Psychological Thriller

This book is about (very believable) threats and stalking that keep you on the edge of your seat right from the get-go. There are multiple threads to the story: ► Alice the journalist receiving various and vague threats but strangely, only on Wednesdays. This is the main thread of the story. Alice tries to go about her normal business as best she can in the circumstances. ► Alice's mum, terminally ill, in a nursing home ► Somebody called simply "Him", his Gran and pervy Brian next door ► Alex, Alice's paedophile ex-fiance, who was a piano teacher ► Claire who runs a stalking support charity ► Alice and colleague Jack having a one-off date ► Alice's campaign stories about Maplefield House ► Acid Attack on Alice ► Pervy bald man on a train stalking Alice ► Ian Ellis convinced he's being chased by little people I listened with great interest waiting to discover how all these many threads would come together at the end. Most did come together, although one or two were left hanging, presumably deemed not relevant to the conclusion. The final resolution was a great surprise and I thought unlikely, but in spite of this it was still a great story to listen to overall. Not too challenging for the listener although there were a lot of characters. I have no hesitation in recommending it. The male narrator's attempt at female voices made them all sound like effeminate drag queens. The female narrator was better, but all her characters had the same voice. Hence 3 stars for performance.

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Great psychological thriller with fantastic whodunnit.

This was even better than her previous novel . It was unusual in that I didn’t like the heroine who I felt was very inprtceptibe about others in real life I thought it was very clever of the register. Usually do you are evening harrowing who we feel sorry for poor at three I’m like it and want the best for Emily we had a flawed character however really wanted to say good mother and her from being burgled your personal responsibility stalking what where is it me and I don’t think many people we have booked it with Ward hello couple of shops excellent highly recommended

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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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  • Elena F. Wildrick
  • 19-11-20

😲😮😧😳

The characters: Alice Tom Matthew Jack Ian why was he introduced Cid Peter So interesting I didn’t see it coming at all. Love the male voice actor

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-06-20

AMAZING!

I definitely did not see the ending coming! I actually felt horrible for the bad guy. The way it is written it is hard to not have empathy for him! The book was well written and it had me hooked! I loved that not all endings are happy and this book could very well happen.

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  • Lulu Dx
  • 08-06-20

Definitely Kept Me Guessing!!!

Another great angsty suspense by Teresa Driscoll! Why and how just kept vacillating throughout as the story continued. Great with Matt & Melanie to solve the case. Narration was excellent!

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  • Robert Kane
  • 03-03-20

Melodramatic characters

The main character takes melodrama to a new level. Her constant whining in primary school vocabulary is extremely irritating in the second half of the book. I wish one can count how many times she said "what if ..." and "why...". Plot is OK but the author used too many coincidences to create suspense. Will not try this author again.

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  • Nikki M
  • 24-02-20

I was not prepared

I've been listening to a lot of psychological crime fiction, and this was completely amazing.

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  • J. Kimbel
  • 11-02-20

Shocking and thrilling!

Alice has a stalker. Every Wednesday she lives in fear of what he will do that week. Her current boyfriend, Tom, hires an ex-police officer, Matthew to protect her on Wednesdays and find out who is stalking her. Turns out, Alice has a big secret. Can Matthew protect her with the secret revealed and solve the mystery? I Will Make You Pay is suspenseful and thrilling. A very entertaining novel with relatable characters and an interesting storyline, I was shocked when the stalker was revealed. I had no clue! Worthy listen!

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  • optimusm07
  • 05-02-20

A bit frustrating...

Great narration! Alice was a bit too naive... glad I enjoyed listening to the narrators. I wouldn't have been able to get through had I read it. I appreciate the returning characters Matt and Mel!

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  • Ginger
  • 23-01-20

Intriguing

Intrigue, suspense, twists turns, well laid out characters except for our culprit whom has a hidden motive and is well hidden till the end. Steve West and Elizabeth Knowelden did a very good job telling this story.