Do you believe in Creeper?
Keep telling yourself he’s not real. He’s not real.
A story so terrifying, the locals won’t mention his name.
It’s said that Creeper is an urban legend, a chilling, made-up character fabricated to scare children into behaving themselves.
He’s known as Painswicks own Bogeyman.
Parents tell their children that Creeper will come if they’re naughty.
Adults continually look over their shoulders.
It’s said that he hides out front late at night or crawls around in the basement. Others believe Creeper watches them as they sleep.
Eight women have gone missing over the last twenty years. They’re known as the Painswick eight.
Now, a ninth woman has vanished.
Billy Huxton, an ex-private investigator, resides at a retirement home and tries to persuade the local, flamboyant entertainer, Declan Ryan, to help him solve the case.
Sean and Jenny make documentaries, creepypastas, the paranormal, and unsolved mysteries. Together with their children, they move into a rundown farmhouse on Gallows Lane.
As they begin to learn of Creeper and the terror many believe he brought to Painswick years ago, they begin to make a film, delving into the chilling story.
But they soon learn it may not be just a story.
Whatever happens, pray you don’t see Creeper…
Stuart James is the bestselling psychological thriller and horror author whose works are often compared to Stephen King.
He continually hits the number one spot in horror, and his thriller, The House On Rectory Lane, recently won The International Book Award in horror fiction.
The author really knows how to set the mood for his books. They always have me on edge as I never quite know what horrors await me!
I loved how the story starts off with Jenny and Sean filming for their documentary at a disused hospital where years before there was a massacre by a patient who has never been found. Not only was my intrigue piqued by this particular story but also the one surrounding the Creeper in the small village where Jenny and Sean have just moved to with their two teens. Not even their new home brings them the safety and comfort they were hoping for. There is a lot more going on there than just a few bumps in the night!
If you love to be scared witless and get goose-bumps in places you could never think was possible, then Creeper by Stuart James is the novel for you. There are plenty of scares galore and if I could have read the story behind a cushion I would have done as numerous parts had me jumping out of my skin! It had me having to remind myself to breath as I was that caught up with what was happening in the story. A fabulously scary read!