Richard Jay Parker – Stop Me

Synopsis: Forward this email to ten friends. Each of those friends must forward it to ten friends. Maybe one of those friends of friends of friends will be one of my friends. If this email ends up in my inbox within a week, I won’t slit the bitch’s throat. Can you afford not to send this on to ten friends?

Vacation Killer Leo Sharpe’s life is shattered when his wife Laura suddenly disappears. His desperate need to find her turns to obsession when he becomes convinced she’s the latest victim of The Vacation Killer who has claimed eleven lives already – is Laura going to be the twelfth? The MO is the same every time – a woman disappears and within hours inboxes around the world receive a threatening email. A few days later, grim evidence of the victim’s death is delivered to the police. But in Laura’s case, nothing is sent. Has the killer spared her life? Why? And for how long? For Leo, the clock is ticking – he needs to do everything in his power to stop the killer before it’s too late.

Review: When Leo’s wife disappears from a restaurant, he doesn’t have a clue what’s happened to her. That’s until he sees the newest email from the Vacation Killer, and is positive he has her. But when no jaw bone is sent to confirm she’s been murdered, Leo’s life falls apart. He is determined to find out what happened to Laura, and will stop at nothing to get answers…

It’s hard to believe that this is a debut novel because it’s just so well written. The story flows effortlessly and it’s so easy to sink into Leo’s world, even though his reality is so warped. I really loved Leo as a character, even though he was so messed up, there was just something so endearing about him. The ending completely surprised me, I would never have guessed how it played out, but I thought it was great. I would definitely recommend this to thriller fans, it’s something you will certainly enjoy.

Rating: 4/5

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2 thoughts on “Richard Jay Parker – Stop Me

  1. Good one! Look forward to reading the whole book now … but not keen on orange font … only criticism …
    B.

    PS love the backgrd music too. 🙂

  2. susan

    Excellent read, from cover to cover! Way to go Richard Jay Parker!

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