Jar of Hearts
by Jennifer Hillier
A chillingly compelling tale of murder, betrayal and those terrible secrets of the past that live on.
Aged just 16, Geo’s best friend Angela disappeared without a trace. Years later, Angela’s body is discovered in the woods near Geo’s childhood home, revealed as yet another victim of the notorious serial killer Calvin James. Geo’s high-school boyfriend.
For fourteen years, Geo knew what had happened and told no one, carrying the secret until she was arrested and sent to prison. Why would any woman protect a man capable of committing such a heinous crime? Geo had her reasons…
To Geo, Calvin is more than a monster, a serial killer with no remorse. He is something else entirely. And while Geo did her time, Calvin escaped and went on the run. Now released, Geo is ready to start over. But then the bodies begin to turn up, killed in the exact same manner as Angela…
As chilling secrets are revealed, everything turns on what really happened one fateful night, almost 20 years ago. Is it too late for anyone, Geo included, to survive the truth?
RRP: $29.99 AUD
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 25th July 2018
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Psychological thriller, Psychological Fiction
Available in: Paperback, Hardcover and eBook
OMG, this dark, addictive, heart pounding Psychological thriller, will have you on the edge of your seat.
Hang on to your seats as you are in for the ride of your life. Jennifer Hillier has written a superb Psychological thriller, you won’t want to put this baby down once you start reading it, so be warned!!!
There are some graphic and vulgar scenes and some mild swearing throughout the book so proceed with caution.
Georgina (Geo) Shaw has it all, she is the Vice President at Shipp Pharmaceuticals, she is engaged to the CEO. She is happy, that is until her former best friend, Detective Kaiser Brody walks into the boardroom and arrests her.
The story starts with Geo testifying against her old boyfriend, Calvin James, (The Sweetbay Strangler), who is on trial for the murder of four women, including Angela Wong.
Geo, Angela and Kaiser were best friends throughout high school, well that was until Calvin James came on the scene. Geo was sixteen when she fell in love with Calvin James. The relationship took over her life, she put her schoolwork, friends and everything that was important to her including her best friends on the back-burner.
One-night changes everything, Geo and Angela go to high school party. That is the night that will define Geo and change the rest of her life change her life. For fourteen years, everyone believes that Angela has just disappeared. But then Geo’s secret comes out, when Angela remains are found near her childhood home. Geo is sentenced to five years in prison in exchange for her testimony against Calvin James.
Detective Brody believes there is more to the story then what Geo is telling. Will the truth ever be fully told? Will his feelings for Geo cloud his judgement?
This book had it all, and it has stayed with me long after I finished reading it. It’s a dark thriller with so many twists and turns. It kept on guessing until the end, there were a few things I did guess right. But, the ending is something that you are going to have to read for yourself. Let’s just say OMG!!!
I do totally love my Psychological thrillers and if you are at all faint of heart I suggest you stay clear of this one!!!
This was the first book I have read from Jennifer Hillier and I can definitely say that it won’t be my last.
About the Author
Jennifer Hillier was born and raised in Canada, but spent eight years living in the Seattle area of the United States, which is where all her books are set. Now back in Canada permanently, she lives with her husband and son just outside Toronto. She is the author of four previous thrillers, including Creep.
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