It doesn't feel like a Monday...

... because there's just too much good news! Two AMAZING reviews for THE BUTCHER just came in, and I had to share.

From Suspense Magazine's upcoming July issue:
"Once I got started I couldn’t stop reading, and I confess to having sweaty palms a few times. A thrill ride that will have your attention from start to finish! This one is 4.5 stars."
The full review will be available in the July 2014 issue! Subscribe HERE.

From Dead End Follies:
"THE BUTCHER is a clever, twisted thriller about genetics, faith, and death . . . The greatest thing about THE BUTCHER is its uncanny ability to trump the narrative conventions of the conventional serial killer novel over and over again . .  Jennifer Hillier's prose remains fast paced and immensely readable as her content becomes quirkier and more cerebral with every novel."
Read the entire review HERE (and I hope you do, it's so insightful!). As a side note, I want to praise Dead End Follies in general for being such a unique place to read reviews. Ben goes deep. Really deep. It's such a treat for both authors and readers, so be sure to stop by.

I also have a new website! Well, same name, different look. I hope you like it. Click www.jenniferhillier.org to visit.

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Short note from the Serial Killer Files management team (a.k.a. me) to my fellow bloggers: The comments feature has been disabled for now. I feel horrible when you stop by and take the time to say something awesome, and I don't always have the time to reciprocate by commenting on your blog (even though I almost always stop by). Please know that I so appreciate you reading! I hope you know that I'm reading, too, even though I can't always let you know that I was there. Thank you .

Booklist reviews THE BUTCHER!

My first trade review for the new book... and they liked it! Woo hoo!

I believe you have to have an account with Booklist to read the review online, but here it is:

The Butcher
Hillier, Jennifer (Author)
Jul 2014. 352 p. Gallery, hardcover, $25. (9781476734217). Gallery, e-book, (9781476734224).

Hillier’s prose is unadorned, but, as she ably proved in her debut (Creep, 2011), she has a fine knack for creating hideous killers. This time she turns the formula whodunit on its head. The prologue sets the scene: in 1985, the Beacon Hill Butcher, whose signature was to remove the left hand of his young female victims, was shot to death by police under the command of Captain Edward Shank. The incident made Shank a hero and propelled him into a lengthy term as chief of police. Skip ahead 30 years. Shank, now a dapper, alert 80, still lauded for his role in the Butcher case, is about to move to a retirement home. He’s anxious, yet almost gleeful, about starting a new chapter in his life—which he begins by killing his wife. For years “Chief” has fooled everyone, including his grandson, Matt, and Matt’s girlfriend, Sam, who is convinced there’s more to know about the Butcher. As it turns out, the coldly rational, sadistic Shank has plans for his new life that are apt to prove Sam right. A tense, suspenseful, thoroughly creepy thriller.
— Stephanie Zvirin



That thumping sound you hear is me doing cartwheels... *whee*

Also, Jim Munchel from NoStranger2Fiction said that THE BUTCHER "kicked his ass around the block and back." Thank you, Jim! Read the entire review here.

THE BUTCHER will be out July 15th!

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