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Jar of Hearts

by Jennifer Hillier

Books of the Month Crime / Mystery Spine-Chilling Fiction Star Books Thriller and Suspense

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Gosh, what a striking and chillingly provocative tale this is. Geo’s best friend disappeared when they were 16, 14 years later a body is found, a serial killer is suspected, Geo knows the truth, has always known the truth, but then the murders start again. This has such a clever premise, the choices Geo made at 16 continue to play havoc, I questioned her, and my own thoughts and feelings about her as I read. I was wholly consumed by the writing, Jennifer Hillier has created a world that feels entirely real, I was taken inside the words, to think and feel and ponder. This isn’t about good and evil, or even whether monsters are born or created, it felt to me as though it was about decisions, choices, hearts and minds, in very, very human bodies. The climax sent a shockwave through me, when I reached the end I was left feeling unsettled, in the best possible way. Jar of Hearts is an observant, penetrating read, one that grabs and shakes you, and leaves you thinking about the characters for a goodly while afterwards. Highly recommended. 

Liz Robinson

Jar of Hearts Synopsis

Five years ago, Geo's first love was revealed as a terrifying serial killer. But he escaped custody and went on the run. Now, bodies have started turning up, killed in exactly the same way as before. The message is clear: he's making his way to her, one murder at a time...

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Jar of Hearts Press Reviews

Dark, disturbing and deliciously twisted, Jar of Hearts is impossible to put down. I loved every second of it. - Mark Edwards, author of #1 bestsellers The Magpies and Because She Loves Me

I was hooked on page one. Hillier's masterful story-telling and compelling voice pulled me deeper and deeper... a smart, edgy thriller with lots of surprises. Buckle up. - Lisa Unger

Harrowing and intense... Hillier locks you in on the first page, and astonishes to the last. - Joseph Finder

Jar of Hearts grabs you by the throat! [With] riveting characters, chilling details, and gasping twists, this stand out thriller will keep you frantically reading till the explosive end. - Lisa Gardner

Call in sick and cancel your plans because when you jump into Jar of Hearts you won't want to leave. A gripping page turner... Deliciously engaging. - Caroline Kepnes

As dark as a storm-torn night and just as unnerving, Jar of Hearts will have readers gasping in shock as they tear through the pages. Suspenseful, gritty and utterly unforgettable. - Riley Sager

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781786495167
Publication date: 18/07/2019
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781786495143
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786495167
Publication date: 18th July 2019
Author: Jennifer Hillier
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, Spine-Chilling Fiction, Star Books, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Fiction & related items, Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Jennifer Hillier

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 five previous thrillers, including Jar of Hearts. Author pic: Credit is Darren Blohowiak Jennifer Hillier is also our Putting Authors in the Picture feature for June 2020. To find out more about Jennifer's author journey head to our blog and read more!

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