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"SCARE ME is an engrossing, addictive, and all consuming thriller by an author who looks to have mastered the craft of suspense and heart pounding action. I highly recommend SCARE ME."
-OzNoir, Just A Guy That Likes 2 Read

"A roller coaster ride of thrills. The tension never lets up – do NOT read this at night because you will not go to sleep until the book is finished."
-Cayocosta72 

"The storyline for Scare Me is so well thought out and written. The believable characters facing such heinous but not impossible situations makes for chilling reading."
-Bookshelf Butterfly

"The human connection family—constructed or biological—provides a sharp contrast with the technological connections that bind the characters, test the characters, and threaten to break the characters if the inevitable linkage failures occur."
-Neliza Drew, Criminal Element

"Lock your doors, keep the lights on and plan to stay up late, because this is one very clever scavenger hunt from hell that you won’t want to miss!"
-My Bookish Ways 

"Creepy, menacing, tramatic, and full of supense and tension, this book is definitely a keeper. I easily read over half of it in one go and definitely recommend it to fellow thriller readers."
-Notes of Life

"Full of tantaslising twists and turns, this novel keeps you guessing until the very last few pages and then teases you with the potential for more. An utterly fabulous crime novel that will keep you pinned to your seat."
-The Tattooed Book 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781909223011
  • Publisher: Watkins Media
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 995,575
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Parker has been a professional TV writer for twenty-two years and started by submitting material to the BBC. After contributing to a wide variety of TV shows he became a head writer, script editor then producer. His first novel, Stop Me, was shortlisted for the prestigious UK Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger Award. He has had two short movies shot – Estranged and Sleep Tight hitting festivals near you in 2012.

More importantly, he has just finished penning a brand new thriller for publication. He has now moved from London to Salisbury but in no way hates London. He divides his time between reading, writing, cooking and visiting old English pubs. He is currently working on his third novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    Fast paced, interesting plot and great twists

    If you like a good murder mystery, I highly recommend this book. GREAT READ!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    I received this ARC Copy from NetGalley to give an honest review

    I received this ARC Copy from NetGalley to give an honest review.

    I was actually very impressed with this book, it had murder, mystery and a good story line.

    But there was a last an issue or two that I had a problem with.

    Will Frost is a normal business man and before his daughter comes to visit him and his wife he gets a call asking him if he has googled himself. At that moment everything is a fight to save someone close to him he has to travel around to different places for a certain reason. While doing all this he has no clue as to why this is happening to him or his wife. Though everything becomes clear at the end it is like wow!

    The first murder the killer does in this book freaked me out a bit, as it had me looking over my shoulder in a way lol. After that each murder was just like oh wow this killer has an imagination.

    Over all the mystery, the murders, the way Will and his wife handle things was all really great! The conditions that the kidnapped victim had to go through was just so surreal! I honestly could see something like that really happening.

    Now on to what I had issues with.

    1. There is a little boy named Tam I believe he is six years old in the book ( I would have to go back and actually find out) but he is smoking a cigarette. Now I had to go back to re-read this twice because when it says he is smoking and he throws it down it does not give you an age. But then it says he heard a scream, and he doesn't tell his father! Because who would believe a six-year-old? Now I have say I was very thrown off by this because what six year old is smoking a cigarette. I have a six year old and I honestly could not see him smoking.


    2. Now who was this Skinny Man? It seemed as though as soon as Will found his daughter you didn't get anymore information on who actually kidnapped her besides the killer. And what about Luke? There seemed be no more information on him. At the very end Will wanted some information and that is where the cliff hanger happened.

    I just hope there is a second book as I would have really liked to have known what really happened to Luke. Was he behind any of this? Did he actually die? What was the information that Will was trying to get?

    If you are looking for a good murder, mystery than this is the book for you.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Oh...... Wow....

    MURDER EVERYWHERE!
    This is a very good book, albeit a few graphic murders. Great read for more mature audiences.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Meh

    It was ok. Graphic violence, some adult situations but nothing worse than you'd get from Law and Order or Criminal Minds. Got a bit dull and repetitive at times but overall not a bad read. About 330 pages long.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Parker knows the meaning of the word "thriller". He d

    Parker knows the meaning of the word "thriller". He doesn't waste words with elaborate descriptions of attire, food consumption or locations. He sets the stage and gives respect to the reader's imagination to fill in the blanks. The same is true with his plot.
    In reply to Autumn's questions, Tam indeed was a six year old boy living in a very impoverished seedy world but with an exceedingly precocious mind. His reasoning was far above his age as was his courage. He was also dangerously curious. The Skinny Man was apparently just some local hired to watch over the girl and had no other real purpose. Luke, of course, was the man with one eyebrow that Tam described and locked in the cooler. According to editor reviews, this book is a stand alone so possibly no sequel but, to me, that's the intrigue. For everyone who reads it, the answers could be different; and I'm sure the ending will be as varied as those that conceive one. Parker didn't tie this one up with a bow and spoon feed his audience an ending, be it happy or otherwise. He relied on his readers' intelligence and imagination to do that for themselves. What more can you ask from such a thoughtful master of thrills?

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    Amazing book with an awesome ending!

    Don't want to give anything away but an amazing book with suspense, it's graphic and keeps you engaged!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2013

    Lots of twists

    The last chapter will leave you stunned.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Fast paced and exciting

    Very good fast paced read. Wish I knew what happened to Tam and if Luke was involved with the kidnapping...not sure why Tam was part of the story? But would read this author again for sure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2015

    I've read a ton of mystery thriller type books. This was the fir

    I've read a ton of mystery thriller type books. This was the first that I just didn't like. It felt long, yes a good story line, but the ending was predictable and it felt so drawn out. I would like to know more like some others said, but not sure I'd want to dig into another drawn out book to find out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Plenty of excitement

    First time I've read anything by this author; book was full of excitement and kept me glued to the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Great reading

    I had a hard time getting anything done. This book was a surprise----not the usual mystery that seems to be the norm. If you like murder mysteries, you will enjoy this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

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    Add me!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Entertaining!

    A different story line. Creepy but if you like creepy, read this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    G

    Very exciting book. The father rambled on too much about guilt in not being in his child's life and not protecting her. That went on overlong, but otherwise, it is a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    3.5 stars

    Something was missing with this book for me...and I can't quite put my finger on it. It was mysterious and a thrill ride but something kept the book from moving quickly...had it read fast I think my review and feelings after would have been different.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

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    Add me

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Cool

    This book really awsome

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Scare me

    Boring, Long and just overall not that good.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    READ THIS

    My first introduction to Richard Jay Parker was with Stop Me. I thought this was a good read. Scare Me, has surpassed Stop Me. Once again Mr. Parker has taken that which has become so much a part of our world and made it a very unnerving place. Who googles themselves and finds that they have become part of a serial killers revenge filled game. None of us I would hope.

    From the beginning until the final ending you will wonder what the connection is, when you get that answer you will hopefully think “Wow did not see that one coming”. As a reader you will see the ruthlessness of the news people chasing a story and be amazed at the courage of a small child.

    You need to read this, you will not be disappointed in anyway. So once more I say thank you for sharing your wonderful imagination. Till the next book, I will be waiting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

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