Wealthy businessman, Will Frost, gets woken in the middle of the night by an anonymous caller, asking him exactly this.
When Will goes online, he finds a website has been set up in his name, showing photographs of the inside of his home, along with photographs of six houses he’s never seen before.
In the first of these strange houses, a gruesome murder has already taken place.
Will is then told that his own family is in mortal danger.
The only way he can keep them safe is to visit each of the houses on the website in person – before the police discover what has happened there.
Seven gruesome homicides.
Seven chances to save his daughter’s life…
Scare Me is a tale of modern urban terror, for anyone who’s ever worried that someone might one day use the internet to track them down and cause them and their family harm…
Date: 2nd May 2013
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
Date: 30th April 2013
Format: Large (Trade) Paperback
Date: 30th April 2013
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / $6.99
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Praise and Reviews for Richard Parker:
“Tightly written, fast paced. Keeps you turning the pages.”
- Simon Kernick
Praise and Reviews for Scare Me:
“This is the first novel I have read from the new crime fiction imprint, Exhibit A and I am happy to say that I was more than impressed. Richard Parker dives into the action within the first couple of chapters and the tension really deson’t falter. The story is viewed from a few different perspectives which keeps it fresh and past paced. There is an especially unusual scene where Will finds himself face to face with the person behind his torment and competely unable to do a thing about it, which makes a refreshing change from the all too commonly used final reveal. 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.” — TheTatooedBook.
“The plot is very well-done, littered with red herrings, which made me change my theory on what was happening a couple of times. In addition, Parker’s writing is very vivid and visual; it’s easy to see why film producers would be attracted to the book. He’s not only able to evoke emotions clearly, he also imbues his writing with a sense of place, which makes the story feel grounded and despite all the plane-hopping I never lost sight of where we were on the planet. He also had me genuinely frightened for some of the characters at different points, thinking they’d come to harm. Together with its launch sister Penance, Richard Parker’s Scare Me is a great promise of Exhibit A’s future editorial choices and luckily they were wise enough to sign Richard Parker for two books, so we can look forward to another book from him next year. If you’re looking for a fast, thrilling read Scare Me is a perfect choice. Just be sure to block out enough time to finish it in one sitting as you won’t want to put it down.” — A Fantastical Librarian.
“If SCARE ME is anything to go by, then this first release from Angry Robot’s new crime imprint ‘Exhibit A’ will be the first in a long line of fresh and exciting crime thrillers. From the opening it’s a plot that will have its readers gripped and pulled headfirst into its globe-trotting internet-controlled macabre treasure hunt as Will Frost rushes from one crime scene to the next, his sole desire to rescue two people who he holds dear to his heart, whilst his life around him begins to shred and tatter. With a sadistic and creative killer in its midst and the nagging fear throughout as to what in the Frost’s family’s world could have brought the events upon them, Scare Me is a thrilling ride. If I dare quote Lady Penelope here: ‘Parker…Well done!’”– Keith B Walters in Books & Writers.
“I’ve seen online that Scare Me is set to be adapted into a film by Prison Break star turned screenwriter Wentworth Miller, which is such an achievement seeing as the novel hasn’t been formally released yet! Either way, it will definitely be a movie on my one to watch list! Scare Me is fast paced and satisfyingly gruesome; a tantalising psychological thriller not to be missed.”
- Bookshelf Butterfly
“A very taut extremely fast paced novel that drags the reader into the spinning world of a psychopathic serial killer and doesn’t let up until the very last pages. Scare Me is a book that readers will finish in one sitting and end up exhausted from event after horrifying event coming one after another. Excellent read and masterful fleshing out of people forced to comply with the dictates of lunacy, and this includes the motives of the killer explained at the book’s ending.” — BookBitch.
“I dare you to read three pages of Scare Me and put it down.There’s a reason why it’s has already been optioned for film-and it’s not even out yet! 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!”
“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.”
- Josh, Just a Guy That Likes to Read.
“The plotting of the thriller and the unravelling mystery are masterfully done. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and guessing all the way. The plot dances to and fro, changing expectations and throwing a surprise twist at you right at the end.” — LitNerdAroundTheWorld.
“This story is a nightmare from which none of the characters can awake. Richard Parker has crafted a dark tale of mystery, fear, and desperation. You can’t put this one down until it’s done. You won’t want to either because you need to know. Just like Will…”
- J. F. Juzwik
“A brutally simple, clean piece of crime fiction that refuses to let you go. It’s an excellent book and a phenomenal start for the imprint.”
- Alasdair Stuart, The Man of Words
“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
“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. Even peripheral characters find their definitions of family strengthened or altered by the book’s end.”
- Criminal Element
“I found that I dreaded what was about to happen and put the book down. I then immediately found I needed to know what did happen and had to pick it up again. The author stops at nothing to appal the reader but not in a way that stops you from reading! An excellent thriller that I may read again sometime – but only in daylight!”
- Our Book Reviews Online
“This Was A REAL Page Turner. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that is so descript in details yet one that I simply couldn’t put down.”
- A Book and a Dish
“I loved this book! It is so intense and scary that my heart was beating throughout the entire book. I definitely do not want to say that the story is predictable, but towards the end, I took a guess as to why this was all happening and it turned out I was correct. It’s such a great ending and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!”
- Redhead Reader