Wonderland: A Thriller

“Top of the line thriller writing…You better call in sick, because you’re not going anywhere until you finish reading it. Oh, and you might want to lock the door, too. Just to be safe.” –#1 bestselling author Jeffery Deaver
Fans of Chelsea Cain and Lisa Gardner will devour this edgy thriller about the gruesome secrets hidden beneath a small-town amusement park. From the author of “Creep, Freak, “and “The Butcher, “Jennifer Hillier’s “fine knack for creating hideous killers” (“Booklist”) is vividly on display.
“Welcome to Wonderland.” By day, it’s a magical place boasting a certain retro charm. Excited children, hands sticky with cotton candy, run frenetically from the Giant Octopus ride to the Spinning Sombrero, while the tinkling carnival music of the giant Wonder Wheel–the oldest Ferris wheel in the Pacific Northwest–fills the air. But before daybreak, an eerie feeling descends. Maybe it’s the Clown Museum, home to creepy wax replicas of movie stars and a massive collection of antique porcelain dolls. Or maybe it’s the terrifyingly real House of Horrors. Or…maybe it’s the dead, decaying body left in the midway for all the Wonder Workers to see.
Vanessa Castro’s first day as deputy police chief of Seaside, Washington, is off to a bang. The unidentifiable homeless man rotting inside the tiny town’s main tourist attraction is strange enough, but now a teenage employee–whose defiant picture at the top of the Wonder Wheel went viral that same morning–is missing. As the clues in those seemingly disparate crimes lead her down a mysterious shared path of missing persons that goes back decades, she suspects the seedy rumors surrounding the amusement park’s dark history might just be true. She moved to Seaside to escape her own scandalous past, but has she brought her family to the center of an insidious killer’s twisted game? Acclaimed author Jennifer Hillier’s bone-chilling thriller is masterful and fast-paced, hurtling toward a shocking, bloody conclusion.

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3 Comments

  1. Loved it. I read this in less than 24 hours if that tells you how interested I was. I enjoyed Creep and Freak quite a bit, but wasn’t as thrilled with The Butcher. Once I find an author I enjoy I’m loyal and read all they write unless they have several disappointing reads in a row. I am SO glad I got this and didn’t let it pass by. If you enjoyed her first 2 novels, this is for you. Creepy clowns, sex, lies, murder and all kinds of craziness… I hope she continues to write and keep my crazy brain…

  2. Highly recommend Wonderland is a large amusement park in the small town of Seaside, WA. We start off the story with one of the Wonder Workers, an 18 year old disgruntled employee, sneaking into the park before it opens and free climbing the 150 foot Wonder Wheel ride to take a selfie and post it to the internet. While he’s up there someone shows up at the bottom of the Wonder Wheel and turns the ride on. 

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