2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 4 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

REVIEW for The Dead Room

Once again, a great big thank you to one of my absolute favorite authors!!!

TITLE: The Dead Room
AUTHOR: Chris Mooney

GENRE: Thriller

RATING: 4 Stars

I am such a huge fan of Chris Mooney and I am always excited when he has a new book out! The Dead Room brings back our main heroine - Darby and she is as tough and smart as ever. The opening chapter introduces us to Darby as she works out for the SWAT team. Some of the stuff she has to do would make the back of your hair stand up, but Darby is up to the task. I immediately liked this - I like that Mooney has no problem creating a main character that can be both smart and charming and as tough as nails -as she goes up against the guys - toe to toe without flinching.

The Dead Room is a story of corruption and betrayal at its deepest levels. Darby will soon discover that she can no longer trust anyone around her - that the people she thought were her friends and co-workers all have separate and hidden agendas. This will become painfully clear as Darby works through a strange murder case - where one surviving member asks to speak with her father (who is dead). Darby meets with him only to be told that there is a huge secret out there - but Darby will need to uncover this secret on her own as the witness decides to kill himself before he can give her more information.

There are so many twists and turns in this story that you won't have a clue who are the "good" guys and who are the "bad" guys. I love stories of corruption as they always produce excellent thrilers - and this one is no exception. I found myself rooting for Darby and was extremely surprised and somewhat upset by the developments between Darby and Coop who has some deep secrets of his own.

The story goes at a frantic pace and you need to focus to keep up - every other page throws you a clue and a new event to absorb and challenge you. I never knew what would come up next and I wasn't even sure if Darby would survive this one. There is also a clever surprise at the end of this one that you will not see coming.

I highly suggest that you run to to the store to buy this great thriller.


itsJUSTme-wendy said...

I have never read this Author before.
Even the cover looks scary!

Angie said...

I wish that I could read thrillers, but I just can't handle scary books.

Thanks for the review.

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