The Killing Room

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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. ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786017997
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 484
  • Sales rank: 842,930
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Posted March 23, 2010

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    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 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

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Sleep with a light on....

    Wow. I never write reviews, but wow. This is one scary book. I rarely have to put a book down because i am freaked out, but i had to put this one down to turn on the lights....its a must read!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    So amazing

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

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Scary

    I dont get scared by much but this book scared the crap out of me. If you like horror movies or books, this is the king.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Fantastical!!!!

    Loved every minute! Couldn't put it down!!! Highly recommended!! Can't wait to read more from this author!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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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 May 30, 2012

    Loved it

    I enjoyed this book from start to finish. It kept my attention and I didn't want to put it down. Book similiar to the style of Dean Koontz, which I love... would recommend anyone reading, who likes to be held captive to a book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2012

    Highly Recommended!!!

    I really enjoyed it, kept you guessing what was going to happen next.
    A little strange in places. Kept my interest thru out the whole book!!!
    I will look for more by this author!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Chilling!

    I was on the edge of my seat the entire book! I couldNOT put my nook down; this book is that engrossing!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Good read

    I liked it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Scary

    Great creepy read. Very violent at times but i did not mind too much

    1 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Couldnt put it down!

    What a cool story. I was suprised this story, a ghost story at that, kept me on the edge of my seat. Read it. You wont regret it!

    1 out of 1 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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  • Posted April 5, 2012

    Truly Scary Book

    This was a new author by me and I totally enjoyed this scary novel! I couldn't put it down and I felt it was very well written with plenty of suspense. I will read more from John Manning!

    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 16, 2012

    Loved it

    Great book that kept me on the edge of my seat. Well worth the read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Like a slasher movie, in book form...

    but at least it had a plot! The plot was stretched a bit thin in places, but still, it kept me guessing and trying to figure out the ending before I had read that far. I am of the opinion that the first part of the book was better than the last. I just wasn't crazy about the sensless gore toward the end. However, it was easy to read and understand. It caught my attention and held it. There were some editorial errors (at one point the characters sat on a 'soda' instead of a 'sofa') and there seemed to be more toward the end

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Really enjoyed this book

    I didn't know what to expect from this book when i bought it but now i'm glad I did. It held my interest and was a fantastic read. There are alot of characters but i found it wasn' t hard to keep up with them. I would recommend this book to anyone. You won't be disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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