#BookReview |The Resident By David Jackson @Author_Dave @ViperBooks #TheResident #Netgalley #BookBlogger

April 12, 2020     Ami-May     Book Reviews, Netgalley 2020

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#BookReview |The Resident By David Jackson @Author_Dave @ViperBooks #TheResident #Netgalley #BookBloggerISBN: B083ZL59H9
The Resident by David Jackson
on July 16, 2020
Genres: Fiction, Crime Fiction, Thriller
Pages: 320
Format: ARC, Kindle
Source: Netgalley
Buy on Amazon UK

Thomas Brogan is a serial killer, and he has nowhere left to hide. At least until he finds an abandoned house at the end of a terrace on a quiet street. And when he discovers that he can access three other houses through the attic space, the real fun begins. Because the one thing that Brogan 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...

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Rating Report

This is a book about a serial killer, Thomas Brogan who has nowhere to hide now his face is on the news etc until he finds an abandoned house which through the attic he can gain access to the three other houses.

This is a fucking brilliant plotline to the story being told through the killer eyes and twisted, fucked up mind. This book will give you the bloody heebyjeebys which will make you think quadrupled about ever owning a house with an attic or one which is easily accessible from other dwellings. Absolutely No joke as somebody with anxiety already I would 100% be moving especially living alone. Thankfully I live in a flat with no attic or basement. ( wipes sweat from forehead).

Brogan is manipulating the other residents of the houses who has ALOT of secrets themselves which are slowly released throughout. But you most definitely do not see the shocking ending coming at ALL.

5 stars

David has created an epic disturbing dangerous and creepy fucked up serial killer character who has multiple personalities who is obviously criminally insane. I shamefully admit I actually liked Thomas Brogan as warped as he was also a comically funny and at times a vulnerable character. David obviously has an amazing way of fucking with the reader's head through the main character, the plot, etc.

There was a married couple Collette and Martyn, also an elderly woman called Elise who you were totally invested in. She especially pulled at your heartstrings.

5 stars
Writing Style/Pacing

Admittedly, I am ashamed to admit this as a book blogger that this is my first introduction to David Jackson. ( facepalm ) but I can tell you without any doubt it will NOT be my last.

His writing style is phenomenal and I especially love how it is written from the serial killers perspective and also him having two personalities. We are used to being told a story from the police. But this change is absolutely, breathtakingly perfect.

5 stars

An incredibly fast-paced scary rollercoaster of a ride which will have you shook and glued and bound to your chair never wanting the enthralling ride to stop ever!

5 stars

A Stunning creepy cover.

5 stars
Overall Thoughts

A phenomenal enthralling fast-paced scary rollercoaster of a ride which will have you shook and glued and bound to your chair never wanting the captivating ride to stop ever! David has created an epic disturbing dangerous and creepy fucked up serial killer who is comically funny. 1000% recommendation.

5 stars
Final Rating 5 stars


About David Jackson

I was a latecomer to fiction writing, having spent most of my adult life producing academic papers and reports. After some limited success entering short story competitions, I submitted the first few chapters of a novel to the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Awards. To my great surprise, the book was not only short-listed but given the Highly Commended accolade, which stimulated the interest of agents and publishers and eventually led to the publication of PARIAH. Since then, I have written several more crime thrillers, the most recent of which are set in my birth city of Liverpool. I still have a day job in Liverpool as a university academic, but now live on the Wirral with my wife, two daughters and a British Shorthair cat called Mr Tumnus.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Netgalley 2020
  • Reading 2020

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