|Author||Richard Jay Parker|
|Rights||UK & Commonwealth|
Nominated for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger
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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.
What The Critics Said
'This is a very good psychological thriller and it is for books like this that the term 'a real page turner' was invented... If you want to read a decent thriller with some great twists, you can't do much better than this...One of the best thrillers I've read for a good while.'
52 Books in 52 Weeks
'A very assured debut...Stop Me is a gripping tale with a different angle. Having read this book it has made me think twice about the credibility of what I read on the web...Stop Me is definitely worth putting on your book list. 4-stars'
'I really enjoyed reading Stop Me. It was well-written and kept my attention right from the beginning....It was, at times, quite a chilling read...I would definitely recommend this book to any fans of the crime/mystery genre. It was a gripping and enjoyable read that I found difficult to put down.'
'A gripping debut novel, filled with suspense and anticipation, with many twists and turns. A compelling and exciting read. This thriller must not be missed!'
'Stop Me is one of those books with a plot line that goes in a totally different direction from what you would expect. The story is written smoothly and intelligently and, because of the unique plot, it's hard to put down once you start reading.'
'Well worth pursuing. It's a "race against time" kind of caper, handled brilliantly by the author, and you shouldn't miss it.'
'I felt like I was experiencing the whole horror Leo faced for myself. The powerful writing had my stomach in knots.'
'[A] compelling debut novel...Parker keeps us on our toes, throwing in red herrings and plot twists galore'
'An intruiging concept that does pull you in.'
Me and My Big Mouth Blog
'I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller and doesn't mind a great, big dose of shock at the end of a good read. Richard Jay Parker's originality will give you the creeps and will keep you guessing til the very end...[a] page-turner.'
'This is a novel that is easy to pick up and very hard to put down...[It] does what it says in its title: STOP ME - in this case from reading this, just try it! A great debut, perfect for that quick thrill read in crime fiction…a perfect holiday read too.'
'It's hard to believe that this is a debut novel because it's just so well written. The story flows effortlessly... I would definitely recommend this to thriller fans.'
'A terrific thriller...I really loved this book...the story is good, and you really will want to find out what happened to Laura.'
'Compelling and haunting... a very promising debut and a great read.'