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The Killing Room

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Readers will thoroughly enjoy the locked room mystery inside a haunted house tale

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...
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 with everyone who spent time in the room dead except for one survivor. Since the room is locked, the other family members assume the people commit suicide except for that one female who lived, but her mind was fried and spent four decades inside a padded cell. The patriarch Howard Young hires former FBI Agent Carolyn Cartwright who has dealt with supernatural cases to find a way to break the curse. Carolyn knows her first step is to learn what happened in 1930 in that room and the second step is to pray she and the Young family survive the truth.

Readers will thoroughly enjoy the locked room mystery inside a haunted house tale reminiscent of early King and Koontz. There is a steady growing tension as the answers to the cause percolates, but the solution seems to never boil to the surface. John Manning provides the audience with a chilling tale as the heroine knows there is only one way to learn the truth.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on March 23, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

So amazing

This book was amazing. I truly couldn't put it down. I HAD to keep reading to find out what happened nexr!

posted by Anonymous on February 4, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Very Suspenseful

    Loved this book! Couldn't put it down.

    Family curse forces family to hold a lottery to draw a family member's name to spend the night in a basement where he/she may not survive the night.

    Didn't give a 5-star rating because when the killer was ridiculous.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Fast easy read

    Fast easy read, enjoyable for a rainy sunday afternoon

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2012

    Good read

    Nice atmosphere & setting. Enjoyable.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2012

    Excellent reading!!!

    Kept me guessing!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Good

    Not my typical reading pick but I'm glad I decided to read it. It was an interesting story that wasn't too cliched like most horror novels.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    Great thriller

    I couldn't put this book down. A great read,even though thrillers are not generally my favorite genre.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    great book

    I loved reading this book!! Each chapter held my curiosity to learn more about the killing room.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2011

    lil doey

    Excellent read

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