“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“Tension rise like a frightful fever and then peaks at nightmare.” – Publishers Weekly

Beware the Blade…

Jackie is lost. A college student stuck in a loveless marriage, she feels she cannot escape the monotony of her life.

Then along comes Brooks, a mysterious but successful lawyer with political ambitions. He’s passionate, a true lover.

But someone else has come to town.

Brooks, Jackie discovers, is tracking a serial killer known as The Blade, whose victims are exclusively teenage girls.

The killer is on a rampage, pursuing several women. Soon, many turn up dead – brutally murdered by the Blade.

As he goes on however, he begins to get carried away with the killings and makes mistakes.

Soon, the situation rises above boiling point. As Jackie has a confusing encounter with the man who appears to be the murderer, she is forced to decide:

With the intensity of both the murders and her relationship hotting up, will she be able to keep her head?

Will she be able to control herself?

Or will the Blade add Jackie’s name to his list?

Shockwaves is a gripping horror thriller from bestselling author Thomas Tessier.

Praise for Thomas Tessier:

“Rapture is great, destined to take its rightful place among the most memorable novels of psychological horror” – Washington Post

“Unpredictable… ingenious… nerve-paralysing” – Publishers Weekly

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“’The Nightwalker’ is perhaps the finest werewolf novel of the last twenty years…scary, grim, fast-paced, very good.” – Stephen King

“An intoxicating blend of psychological drama and physical compulsion… enthralling.” – Library Journal

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are truly scary.” – Kirkus Reviews

“rattles the nerves and shocks the sensibilities.” – Houston Chronicle

“one of that select band of writers whose horror fiction I am anxious to read as soon as it appears” – Ramsey Campbell

“one of the very best writers of horror fiction of this generation.” – Douglas E. Winter, Reader’s Guide to Horror Fiction

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are beguiling…evocative…mesmerizing.” – ALA_Booklist

“a vastly talented writer and his stories are shocking…horrifying.” – RMN_Newsroom

“There is a building tension under the surface that makes reading Thomas Tessier an intense experience all to itself.” – DreadCentral

“Thomas Tessier’s horrors spring from honest exploration of our erotic impulses.” – toomuchhorror

“[‘The Nightwalker’ has] brutal action and a welcome sense of ambiguity” Huffington Post

“Thomas Tessier’s command of his craft is captivating.” – The Hartford Courant


Thomas Tessier

Thomas Tessier

Thomas Tessier was born in 1947 in Connecticut and studied at University College Dublin, Ireland. After working at a British publishing house for a number of years, he returned to America and turned to writing, publishing his first collection of poetry in 1970 and his first novel in 1978. The author or ten novels, and numerous poetry and short stories, Thomas’s works focus on science fiction, horror and the supernatural.

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