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The Killing Room af John Manning
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The Killing Room (udgave 2010)

af John Manning

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Once You Enter Old houses have their secrets. The Young residence--a beautiful Maine mansion overlooking the Atlantic--is no exception. But the secrets here are different. They can kill. . . The Only Way Out Carolyn Cartwright, private detective and ex-FBI agent, has been hired by Howard Young to investigate a string of gruesome family deaths. The crimes are horrific, brutal, and senseless. And the time has come for the killing to begin again. . . Is To Die One by one, members of the Young family are chosen to die. Old and young, weak and strong, no one is safe from a killer with a limitless thirst for revenge. And the only way for Carolyn to uncover the shocking truth is to enter the room no one has ever left alive--and make herself the next target. . . Praise for John Manning's debut "All the Pretty Girls Are Dead" "Brilliantly executed. . .this one is not to be missed " --Kevin O'Brien, "New York Times" bestselling author "If you like Dean Koontz, you'll love John Manning " --Wendy Corsi Staub, "New York Times" bestselling author… (mere)
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Titel:The Killing Room
Forfattere:John Manning
Info:Pinnacle (2010), Edition: 1, Mass Market Paperback, 484 pages
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Once You Enter:

Old houses have their secrets. The Young residence--a beautiful Maine mansion overlooking the Atlantic--is no exception. But the secrets here are different. They can kill. . .

The Only Way Out

Carolyn Cartwright, private detective and ex-FBI agent, has been hired by Howard Young to investigate a string of gruesome family deaths. The crimes are horrific, brutal, and senseless. And the time has come for the killing to begin again. . .

Is To Die

One by one, members of the Young family are chosen to die. Old and young, weak and strong, no one is safe from a killer with a limitless thirst for revenge. And the only way for Carolyn to uncover the shocking truth is to enter the room no one has ever left alive--and make herself the next target.

My Thoughts:

For nine years and three hundred and sixty-four days, the Young Mansion in Maine is an ordinary home. The room that remains locked always is quiet except on the first day of a new decade. A sacrifice of a family member must be made so every ten years a lottery is held and the selected one is left inside the room. This has been going on since 1930. If you like ghostly tales then will thoroughly enjoy the locked room mystery inside a haunted house tale reminiscent of early Stephen King and Dean Koontz. There is a steady growing tension as the answers to the cause percolates, but the solution seems to never boil to the surface. The characters are a real mixture...some you will feel sorry for...some you will feel all their greed and fear...and then there are those that you will just hate. The Killing Room is more than a haunted room, though; it is about a past that has not been reconciled. It is about the battle between the value of money vs. love. Above all, and most importantly, it is about a family that the reader sees, hears, and feels the pain of as they continue to fall apart after each death, yet somehow, under the direst of circumstances, even the most conflicting of personalities come together for a greater cause.
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  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Carol said: "The Killing Room is more than a haunted room, though; it is about a past that has not been reconciled. It is about the battle between the value of money vs. love. Above all, and most importantly, it is about a family that the reader sees, hears, and feels the pain of as they continue to fall apart after each death, yet somehow, under the direst of circumstances, even the most conflicting of personalities come together for a greater cause.

So I borrowed it and read it. It only took me a day, which I was glad because its just a creepy story about a vengeful baby ghost. They end the killing by "reuniting the baby with its mother". The benevolent Uncle Howie turns out to be a creep, which did not surprise me. ( )
  BellaFoxx | Jul 11, 2015 |
Talk about creepy. Wow! But, it was so good also. ( )
  cassie.peters1 | Sep 6, 2014 |
Talk about creepy. Wow! But, it was so good also. ( )
  cassie.peters1 | Sep 6, 2014 |
Every 10 years there is a lottery held in the Young family mansion on the coast of Maine. Every 10 years the name of one of the Young family, 16 or older, is drawn to spend the night in "the room". Every 10 years, someone is selected to die. It is required and none of the rules of the lottery can be breached. It has been tried and even more died.

It is again time for the lottery and Carolyn is hired to try to find a way to break the family curse. Will she be able to do it in time.

This is an enjoyable ghost story. Most of my complaints are related to the editing. Parts were repeated almost verbatim. Words were out of sequence or used improperly. At times it was enough to be irritating. This is a common problem with Kindle books but I am generally able to read through the errors. At times, this was difficult in this book. Nevertheless, I try not to rate a book because of this. The story was good, even though a few parts were poorly written. ( )
  dsdmd | Oct 2, 2010 |
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Once You Enter Old houses have their secrets. The Young residence--a beautiful Maine mansion overlooking the Atlantic--is no exception. But the secrets here are different. They can kill. . . The Only Way Out Carolyn Cartwright, private detective and ex-FBI agent, has been hired by Howard Young to investigate a string of gruesome family deaths. The crimes are horrific, brutal, and senseless. And the time has come for the killing to begin again. . . Is To Die One by one, members of the Young family are chosen to die. Old and young, weak and strong, no one is safe from a killer with a limitless thirst for revenge. And the only way for Carolyn to uncover the shocking truth is to enter the room no one has ever left alive--and make herself the next target. . . Praise for John Manning's debut "All the Pretty Girls Are Dead" "Brilliantly executed. . .this one is not to be missed " --Kevin O'Brien, "New York Times" bestselling author "If you like Dean Koontz, you'll love John Manning " --Wendy Corsi Staub, "New York Times" bestselling author

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