The Resident by David Jackson @ViperBooks @Author_Dave

Book Description:


Thomas Brogan is a serial killer. Having left a trail of bodies in his wake, and with the police hot on his heels, it seems like Thomas has nowhere left to hide. That is until he breaks into an abandoned house at the end of a terrace on a quiet street. And when he climbs up into the loft, he realises that the can drop down into all the other houses on the street through the shared attic space.

That’s when the real fun begins. Because the one thing that Thomas enjoys even more than killing, is playing games with his victims. And his new neighbours have more than enough dark secrets to make this game his best one yet…

Do you fear The Resident? Soon you’ll be dying to meet him.

My Thoughts:

This book needs to come with a warning. It is guaranteed to give you nightmares!

Well I have to say what a fresh and brilliant psychological thriller this was. What’s worse than a serial killer? One that takes up residency in your house of course. Imagine sharing your home with a cold blooded killer? Only problem is, the home owners arn’t aware that he is there. Even when strange things start to happen, not in their wildest dream could they ever imagine that it’s down to the killer that’s been on the news.

Brogan is one messed up character. He is cold and calculating. Playing with his prey. I couldn’t help but like him a little bit though. There are some glimpses of vulnerability which made me soften towards him. They never last long though and I know it’s probably wrong, but I loved how sick in the head he is and the way his evil mind worked. It made this such a fun and exhilarating read.

The Resident will have you questioning every slight noise in your house. I know after reading this book that I will be checking under my bed and in my wardrobes to make sure there arn’t any unwanted visitors hiding there. This is an author who loves to mess with his readers minds and with each book he brings out, they get more darker and twisted. Pure brilliance! If you only read one book this year, this needs to be it.

My thanks to NetGalley and Viper Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

The Resident is available to purchase from Amazon.

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