I Will Make You Pay by Teresa Driscoll

I will make you pay

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?

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Available today- October 10, 2019!

I Will Make You Pay is a slow burn mystery that still caught me off guard at the end. I wasn’t sure what to expect going into the novel and I was pleasantly surprised with the result.

Alice is a journalist and if you have read my past reviews, you know that I’m not a fan of journalists as main characters. I did like Alice even though she has made some questionable choices, both in present day and in the past. The novel also had a lot of Matthew’s view (the private investigator), which I was confused about. I’m not really sure how much of his interactions with his daughter and wife were necessary. It didn’t add anything to the story, especially to the main stalker story line.

I wish there was a bit more in terms of the stalker. The end of the novel did have the reasons for why the stalker was doing what they were doing, but I wish it was shown earlier. Also I didn’t see the creepiness factor with the stalker. I wasn’t as scared for Alice as I should of been.

3 calculators out of a potential 5. I liked it, but there was still some things that I found were lacking or could of been improved upon. I will keep my eye out for Teresa Driscoll’s future novels.

Thank you to Netgallery and Amazon Publishing UK for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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