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The Screaming Room (John Driscoll #2)

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  216 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
In this riveting new thriller by the acclaimed author of "Bone Thief," a diabolical killer is terrorizing New York City and it's up to Lieutenant John Driscoll to save the city--or die trying. Original.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Pinnacle (first published April 30th 2003)
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May 14, 2010 Gina rated it it was amazing
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Jun 24, 2014 Trish rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book. I read the first one when it first can out but could not for the life of me remember the author. Then I found a list on goodreads about authors of mystery and bam there it as. Trying to find out why number 3 is not available when the book said it was due out in 2008.This book is the second in a series by Thomas O'Callaghan.The killings are described "after the fact" by the police who find the bodies. It is all tactfully done, however the book is more about police procedure. ...more
Dec 26, 2011 Kristen rated it really liked it
Shelves: series-thriller, 2011
If you love a real good thriller, you'll enjoy the 2nd book in the John Driscoll series. In The Screaming Room, someone is targeting tourists in New York City. One by one, they're found in landmarks and found scalped like Indians. Later on, they find out from blood from a broken toenail that they're dealing with identical fraternal twins, Cassie and Angus Claxonn, who are after them for one reason: revenge on the sexual abuse they endured from their dad. And that bridges the connection between ...more
Nov 12, 2013 Teri rated it did not like it
Ugh! I tried really hard to like this book. I'm a big murder mystery fan and am not too picky about them but this one was just awful. I was still confused about the characters in the end I was like wait who is that? I couldn't remember! Just didn't care for the story line at all and it just wasn't good in general. I didn't want to give up on it so I made myself finish it I'm just glad I'm done and can move on now! Not sure I'll read another by this author as this was my first by him.
Aug 19, 2007 Loraine rated it it was amazing
I loved it! An excellent second novel in the series featuring Lt. John Driscoll. This time Driscoll must stop a killer who is terrorizing New York City with grotesque displays. A must for every fan of the mystery/thriller genre. I'm definitely looking forward to the release of the third novel of this series.
May 05, 2008 Karlie rated it really liked it
It kept me captivated. I have always enjoyed mystery...

Just read a review that says this is part of a series... I seem to miss that detail when getting books LOL. It is not necessary to have read the previous book.

This book has a lot of detail regarding abuse - both sexual and physical so it is not for the faint of heart.
Angie crosby
Aug 13, 2008 Angie crosby rated it liked it
Shelves: alex, thriller
Good book. The second in the Driscoll series. I didn't like it as much as bone theif. I liked how you got to see peeks into what made them killers. Though some I imagine wouldn't like that. The book moved at a fast pace, which I also like. I look forward to more books in the series.
Ginny Crippen
A good page turner. What even made it more enjoyable is that the book takes place in NY and characters find themselves on the Southern State Parkway, BQE and other roads we as suburban NYers are familiar with. A quick, easy read that will keep you guessing!!!
Aug 15, 2012 Joan rated it really liked it
Wow, what a ride. From the first page on this book held my attention, kept me thinking and hoping it wouldn't end! Excellent story, the characters are very real and easy to follow but not so easy that you can think for them. Fast paced with great description and situations.
Mar 05, 2013 Anna rated it did not like it
I'm not extremely picky when it comes to any sort of police procedural or thriller/suspense [I go through books too quickly to be so choosy], but this book was awful. It just felt like the writer was trying way to hard and he failed. I gave it 50 pages but it's going in my donation pile.
Nov 18, 2012 Irishlazz rated it it was ok
Not sure if the disturbing content played a factor - don't think so- but it just didn't grab my interest. I felt obligated to finish it hoping it would get better but ended up just glad I was done.
Jun 23, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it
This was a good, fast paced read. I really liked the storyline and the characters. Although I thought the ending could have been a bit stronger, I still liked it.
Apr 22, 2013 Karsyn rated it it was ok
YAWN!! Boring book. So ticked I didn't give up on it right away. I gave it a chance, when I could have read much better!
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Thomas O'Callaghan's work has been translated for publication in Germany, Slovakia, Indonesia, and the Czech Republic. A publishing house in Italy has recently acquired rights, as well. As an internationally acclaimed author, Mr. O'Callaghan is a member of both the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers associations. A native of New York City and a graduate of CUNY, Mr. ...more
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