The Room: A Tale of Murder in the Social Networking Age

The Room: A Tale of Murder in the Social Networking Age

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by Gavin Bell
     
 

He had two problems: a broken leg and terminal boredom.

The long days and nights alone in his flat after an accident lead an incapactitated young student to renounce his aversion to the internet and take his first tentative steps into the world wide web.

Before long, he finds himself entering a new kind of social network: an online self-help

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Overview

He had two problems: a broken leg and terminal boredom.

The long days and nights alone in his flat after an accident lead an incapactitated young student to renounce his aversion to the internet and take his first tentative steps into the world wide web.

Before long, he finds himself entering a new kind of social network: an online self-help community called simply 'The Room'. The experience of eavesdropping on the lives of others quickly becomes addictive, and the members of The Room seem welcoming enough.

But then something changes: a man called Bryan confesses to a murder. It could be a fantasy, or a sick joke, but it's not. And the terror doesn't stay online for long...

The Room is a tale of murder in the age of social networking. A dark psychological thriller of curiosity and killing that has been called a Rear Window for the Facebook generation.

Short story length: 4000 words approx.

Also includes as a bonus feature the first chapter of Gavin Bell's full-length thriller: Halfway to Hell.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044995543
Publisher:
Gavin Bell
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
167,697
File size:
115 KB

Meet the Author

Gavin Bell was born in Glasgow in 1979. He studied English at the University of Stirling and has been writing stories all his life. To pay the bills, he's also put in the hours in various occupations including taxman, researcher, project manager and pizza delivery boy.His short story 'A Living' was shortlisted for the Quick Reads Get Britain Reading award, and published in the Sun Book of Short Stories. His crime and mystery stories have appeared in Scribble magazine, First Edition and Thrillers, Killers and Chillers. He also writes screenplays and comic books.Halfway to Hell is Gavin Bell's first novel: a neo-noir action thriller and the first in a series starring Johnny Park. Johnny isn't your run-of-the-mill thriller hero, in fact he isn't exactly a hero. He isn't exactly one of the bad guys, either. By his own estimation, he's just bad enough.

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The Room: a tale of murder in the social networking age 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this short story. Well written. Ending wasn't what i thought it would be. I like that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written with a nice twist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
not bad, nice little read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too close to the reality of today's world, a world where more time is spent on the internet playing dumb games, visiting chat rooms, or on Facebook. Many people actually believe every word the read on these sites. Instead of having family dinners, going to sporting or artistic events with family members, helping the kids with their homework, etc., many, many families are divided by computers, laptops, i-pads & i-phones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad short, the ending did indeed surprise me and I found it worth the read. I don't feel like there is that much re-read value though. The short is 14 pages with the last half containing a preveiw for another read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting short read. I like it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago