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The Resident by David Jackson

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Viper
Rating: 
4/5
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About The Book

Thomas Brogan is a serial killer. With a trail of bodies in his wake and 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 he can drop down into all the other houses 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 – the lonely old woman, the bickering couple, the tempting young newlyweds. 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

First of all, I want to say that I saw this book last year commented by reviewers saying how good it was, now that I had the chance to read it, I can totally understand them, this is a read that any crime lover will enjoy, different and hunting it will not let you sleep. Ready?
This is not a story to discover who the killer is or the motive, you know it from the beginning, the mystery here is who will survive during his killing spree, because he is watching 3 families from the attic and his mind games are about to start, who will be the first one to die?
The story is told in first person, by the killer Thomas Brogan, explaining what he sees and his conversations with the dark side on his mind, we will review some memories from the past, to make us understand him the way he is and how he feels, he didn’t have an easy childhood but, what makes someone to cross the line between being angry to the world or being a killer? This is not an answer that this book will have, but it will make you think about it, don’t doubt it.
In this book the reader will feel like a voyeur, watching the families lives, their secret conversations and private moments, but as you can imagine everyone has secrets, could it be the end of their lives as they know it? If Thomas decides it, their fate will be sealed, that’s why he is an experienced killer without any remorse, and only one goal in his life, to kill.
I really enjoyed this read, how the reader portrayed an amazing character making the reader fear for his life even when he was the dangerous one on the story, you fear for his possible victim’s lives, but as you start discovering their secrets, you start feeling the killing spree too…
Ready to discover The Resident?


About The Author

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, including two series set in New York and 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.