The Killing Room

The Killing Room

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by 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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786017997
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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Killing Room 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I truly couldn't put it down. I HAD to keep reading to find out what happened nexr!
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every minute! Couldn't put it down!!! Highly recommended!! Can't wait to read more from this author!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
mrswallygator More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was on the edge of my seat the entire book! I couldNOT put my nook down; this book is that engrossing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
missmary50 More than 1 year ago
Kept me guessing!!!
SherriSmith More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book that kept me on the edge of my seat. Well worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a great book. It drew me in right from the start. At times, parts of the book gave me the chills. I had been looking for a nice scary/thriller and an SO glad I found this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eexcellant book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. A great read,even though thrillers are not generally my favorite genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At times predictable, but still very suspenseful. Most of the characters are pretty flat and one-dimensional. The story line though is very interesting and kept me hooked until the end
BigMamaClark More than 1 year ago
Just couldn't put this one down! Kept you guessing to the end.
Tracy Stauffer More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book!! Each chapter held my curiosity to learn more about the killing room.
Brandy Gibbs More than 1 year ago
Excellent read
MaGicAllyGeNuisJ More than 1 year ago
At first I was skeptical of reading this book, but then I saw on the front cover of the book. It said If you like Dean Koontz our like John Manning. I was hooked lol. So I gave this author a try!!! Hands down!!! This book is Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Jack Ketchum and Clive Barker all in one book. This book is creepy, funny, interesting, spooky, and scarey. This was one of those books that you begin reading and just can't put down. I was completely captivated and was kept at the edge of my seat all the way to the end! This was a great surprise and I look forward to reading more from this author.