The Dead Room
by Robert Ellis
A young woman has been found, brutally murdered and left on gruesome display … in the “safety” of her own home. The atrocity kicks off an investigation into a bizarre string of increasingly disturbing murders, all believed to be perpetrated by someone of unprecedented savagery – and cunning. As the city’s panic rises, civil attorney Teddy Mack is thrown headlong into the grisly homicide case – and into a world of dirty politics and corrupt justice, where deceptions are as deadly as a killer’s twisted secrets. Now, another woman is about to meet the same horrific fate as the others. To end a madman’s reign, Teddy must enter his maze – a place of unimaginable terror … and shocking revelations.
Review: I finished this novel early this morning, Monday, July 30, 2007. Excellent book!
I thought the characters genuine, devious, the killer’s twisted/warped mind, and I loved every twist and turn in this novel. There was enough action to keep the novel entertaining, enough time in the killer’s head to really feel how truly paranoid and ‘insane’ he was.
And the twist in the last chapter leaves much for speculation. I think Robert Ellis did that last twist on purpose; either to make the reader speculate or if he might come up with a second book featuring Teddy Mack. I hope so!