📚 Synopsis 📚
THERE’S A SERIAL KILLER ON THE RUN
AND HE’S HIDING IN YOUR HOUSE
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 💭
Holy shitballs (is that a word? I don’t know) that’s what I said after finishing this book off. The Resident is utterly creepy and disturbing.
Thomas Brogan is a serial killer and he’s on the loose. He’s just evaded capture and is now hiding out in an abandoned house. This turns out to be an ideal spot for a slightly blood hungry killer. As he now has access to three other houses in the row. Through the attic space!!
Brogan is a fantastic character, he is obviously evil and twisted. The bloke loves to play games with his victims, what’s more deranged than that? What I enjoyed were the conversations he had with…himself. It was like having the devil and the angel on his shoulders, though the angel part wasn’t very angelic. More like the devil and an even more angrier devil. This is were we got some dark humour thrown in, and I loved this. It brings a different tone to the storyline, rather than it being all about killing and death.
As the storyline develops we get more insight into who Brogan really is? And, this is the part where I started to empathise with him. And, actually feel sorry for him. This is a huge testament to David Jackson’s writing skills, that one moment I’m squirming and getting creeped out by Brogan and the next I just want to mother him.
Brogan is a devious character, and I really enjoyed how he broke down and evaluated the people that he was watching. This is when we got to see another layer of his character. His obsession with Colette and his…well I won’t say much more because I don’t want to ruin your enjoyment.
Now, the bad thing about this book is, that you won’t feel safe in your house anymore. I am now constantly looking upwards and checking my ceilings, I am counting my bananas daily. And, I’m wary of any noises in the house. This book will make you jumpy and anxious. Imagine someone watching your every move? Listening in to your private conversations! Watching you sleep at night. This book gives you that fear!!
The Resident is a creepy thriller that will give you nightmares and make you fear what is lurking above your head. Do you #FearTheResident will you be brave enough?
Many thanks to Rachel at Viper books for my spot on the blog tour. And, for my gifted copy.
✍🏼 About The Author ✍🏼
David Jackson is the author of eight crime novels, including the bestseller Cry Baby. When not murdering fictional people, David spends his days as a university academic in his home city of Liverpool.