When an online prank goes viral and triggers a spate of gruesome murders, documentary maker Hazel Salter watches in horror. But then Hazel’s childhood friend, Meredith Hickman, is the next victim and Hazel knows she has to find out what happened to her.
Is it one killer or more? Random acts of violence, or part of a bigger, twisted plan?
The police have no leads, but Hazel has a theory – one she’ll stop at nothing to prove – and she also has a film crew. She’ll make a documentary, catch the killer, and give Meredith justice.
Her stage is the abandoned amusement park where Meredith was found.
Her cast are the family and friends the killer left behind.
And her crew? They keep disappearing, one by one…
A shocking, ‘just-one-more-page’ thriller with the most twisted killer you’ll ever meet. This book will hook you from the first page and keep you guessing long into the night. PERFECT for fans of James Patterson, Mo Hayder, and Chris Carter.
I was eager to start this book, a brand new author always brings anticipation and excitement.
It's certainly very well written and has a great opening. It keeps you wanting and needing to turn the pages.
Richard Parker is certainly an author whose books I will be looking out for in the future.
Documentary maker Hazel Salter is appalled when she discovers that what started as an online prank has seen her Childhood friend Meredith killed. Along with others, this killer has targeted people who joined in the Twitter hashtag. #BeMyKiller
I'm almost to scared to put that #
Hazel is to make a documentary about what happened to Meredith in the hope she can figure out who the killer is. The police don't seem to have any idea but Hazel has suspicions. Her Documentary is being made on a shoe string, Hazel is skint and doesn't have the money to pay any of her cast, she is using the family and friends of the victims. But slowly her crew seems to be getting smaller. Is the killer actually amongst them.
A very interesting read, highlighting the use of social media today, and shows how things can go very wrong.
It certainly keeps you guessing with plenty of tension and great twists it's a book that will keep you interested.
Crime Thriller Author
Richard Parker is an ex TV script writer, script editor and producer who now writes dark, stand alone thrillers. His first novel, Stop Me, was nominated for a Dagger Award. The movie rights to his second, Scare Me, have been bought by Hollywood studio Relativity Media with screenplay completed by Wentworth ‘PRISON BREAK’ Miller and his third, Stalk Me, rode high in the US and UK Amazon charts.
What everyone’s saying about Richard Parker:
‘Oh. My. Fluffing. Lord. From the very beginning this book grips hold of you and once it does it will not let you go ... such a startling opening ... so dark, so twisted ... It's so bloody brilliant ... The murders... man. Remind me not to upset Mr Parker as he has a very twisted mind ... Holy crapamoly ... I was totally blindsided and grinning like the Cheshire Cat ... And the ending ... The killer ... Jeepers Creepers ... Totally another bam! In. Your. Face. Moment and I loved it. So many red herrings ... Such fluffing good writing that you have got me hooked and you have a fan for life ... It's quite simply brilliant. A massive, in your face ... 5 stars from me.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews
‘Well worth 5 stars, deserves many more ... gripping, intense, at times shocking thriller ... had me hooked from the shocking first chapter and totally engrossed by the twisty tale that was unfolding as I frantically turned the pages. Spooky, creepy settings, very gory inventive murders, loads of twists and a couple of laugh out loud moments. I would love to watch a film version of this book.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime
‘OMG what a book ... With one hell of an opening I was hooked ... What an absolutely brilliant thriller. This story is so well written and fast-paced the author takes you on the roller coaster ride of your life. Reading it with one eye open I cannot describe how tense this story is. But it is a book not to be missed, which I highly recommend giving it 5 massive stars.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews
‘Drags the reader into the spinning world of a psychopathic serial killer and doesn't let up until the very last pages ... a book that readers will finish in one sitting.’ BookBitch
‘Will keep you guessing up to the last chapter ... chilling ... full of twists and turns ... I'll definitely be reading Parker's next novel.’ Luca Veste
‘Full of tantaslising twists and turns, this novel keeps you guessing until the very last few pages ... An utterly fabulous crime novel that will keep you pinned to your seat.’ The Tattooed Book
‘Hooked from the beginning ... I loved the twists, the turns, and the ending is simply superb. The writing style is very descriptive and therefore scenes are vivid ... The characters are brilliant ... I highly suggest you pick this book up ... If you like thrillers and mysteries, you will definitely not regret it.’ RedHead Reader
‘Tightly-written, fast-paced ... keeps you turning the pages.’ Simon Kernick
Richard Parker was shortlisted for CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award 2010