The Caller by Chris Carter

Book blurb…

Be careful before answering your next call. It could be the beginning of your worst nightmare.

The terrifying new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of I AM DEATH.

After a tough week, Tanya Kaitlin is looking forward to a relaxing night in, but as she steps out of her shower, she hears her phone ring. The video call request comes from her best friend, Karen Ward. Tanya takes the call and the nightmare begins.

Karen is gagged and bound to a chair in her own living room. If Tanya disconnects from the call, if she looks away from the camera, he will come after her next, the deep, raspy, demonic voice at the other end of the line promises her.

As Hunter and Garcia investigate the threats, they are thrown into a rollercoaster of evil, chasing a predator who scouts the streets and social media networks for victims, taunting them with secret messages and feeding on their fear.

My thoughts…

Wow! Chris Carter, you certainly know how to put the reader in the scene. Unfortunately, the scenes are such that I may never answer the phone again.

If you are a reader of the crime and physiological thriller genre then The caller is a must-read.  I read Chris Carter’s last book, I am Death, and a grab from my review states, “Definitely not for the faint-hearted, readers need to prepare themselves for the gruesome nature of the crimes”. This grab also serves as a warning for some of the graphic scenes in this story.

The same detectives, Hunter and Garcia, are searching for a depraved killer. As usual, time is their enemy, and the author uses this to make the novel so gripping you will not want to put the book down.

The plot is clever and well tied up at the end. All the threads needed to give the reader an understanding as to why this evil individual would torture and torment other humans as he does are there and it makes this one very satisfying read – if not a little terrifying.

Does justice reign in the end?  Read The Caller to find out.

Review also posted on Goodreads

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About Jeannette

I'm living the dream, reading my way around this country and living in a 5th wheeler caravan.
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2 Responses to The Caller by Chris Carter

  1. Kris Lewis says:

    Thanks for the review. Might give it a try although it could be a bit too scary for me – but figure a little scare every now and then could be a good thing!

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