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Dark Room (Pete 'Monty' Montgomery #2)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  455 ratings  ·  36 reviews

Seventeen years ago, Morgan Winter was traumatized by the discovery of her parents' brutally murdered bodies in a Brooklyn basement on Christmas Eve. Now shocking new evidence overturns the killer's conviction and Morgan is confronted with the horrifying realization that the real killer is still out there.

Trapped in an emotional hell, she hires Pete "Monty" Montgomery,

Hardcover, 357 pages
Published March 27th 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers
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This is the second book that I've read by Andrea Kane, and while I can't say that it was absolutely fantastic, I enjoyed it enough. For me, there just wasn't any special zing to it to make me really love it. But it certainly wasn't downright awful.

In Dark Room, Morgan Winter is a young woman still trying to get over the brutal murder of her parents seventeen years earlier. To this day, she still has nightmares about finding the bodies in the basement of her mother's women's shelter. And now it
Amber Dickey
I liked this book enough to keep me going. The author isn't my favorite, but I enjoyed the characters.
Dark Room is supposed to be romantic suspense, but i really got neither of those things from this book. The plot had some ridiculously unrealistic coincidences and the dialogue was sometimes dumb and seemed forced. I barely got through this book. I almost quite a few times through it, but I hate not finishing things.
I enjoy Andrea Kane's writing style, so when I came across this book at my local library, of course I was taking it home. Although not as great as I'll Be Watching You, Scent of Danger, or Twisted, I still really enjoyed this book. Good suspenseful moments dotted throughout what is essentially a mystery with romance plot, but it's coupled with a great back story for our heroine that created great opportunities for our killer.

Although this is part of a series, it doesn't really matter if you have
Daniela S.
I want to give 3.5 stars, at least :)

Well, I actually liked the story, but I didn't like the conversations, you know? They seemed too forced many times... And I didn't feel something about the characters... Unless Monty. He was a serious man, smart and astute. I liked him.
I don't have much to say about the book. I kinda like it, but I didn't love it... There was something missing... Oh, the romance seemed too forced too.. I like Lane (Monty's son). He is wild and warm. And Morgan was a strong yo
Dark Room
Andrea Kane
Avon Books, 2007, 388 pps.
ISBN No. 978-0-06-074135-8

Morgan Winter has spent years trying to conquer her nightmares. Now Pete Montgomery, former police officer and currently a Private Investigator brings her news that can only plunge her deeper into her nightmares.

Morgan was ten-years old when her parents were brutally murdered. Morgan discovered the bodies. Pete Montgomery was a police officer and on the murder scene. He recognized how traumatized Morgan was and comforted he
Not my type of book, became lost in plot to many times. General introduction of plot was intersting and the reason I decide to give it a try, as I hardly read romance. I have found early books by this author, not worthy of my time but later ones see a great improvement. My particular problem with her work is plot development, it goes in many directions with little connections to the paths. However, the characteristics of characters are what keep a reader interested.
Kris - My Novelesque Life

"On Christmas Eve seventeen years ago, Morgan Winter was traumatized by the discovery of her parents' brutally murdered bodies in a Brooklyn basement. When shocking new evidence overturns the killer's conviction, Morgan is forced to face the horrifying realization that the real killer is still out there.

Trapped between past nightmares and present danger, she hires Pete Montgomery, the former NYPD detective who once promised the helpless young Morgan that he'd find her parents' killer. Wit
This was the 4th book of Andrea Kane I have read and I like her books a lot. 10 year old Morgan Winter finds the murdered bodies of her
parents. 17 years later, it turns out the man serving in prison for
their murder didn't do it. She hires the ex cop who was so good to her the night of the murder to find the real killer. Trying to imagine the trauma she went thru and then to find out the killer is still free, I don't know many people who could cope with that. The
ending is certainly one I didn't s
Good. Will read more from this author.

Light reading in mystery romance genre, but interesting twists to plot, good forensic basis.

I couldn't help thinking how improbable that such a limited cast of characters would all play important roles -- especially the ones that appear to be peripheral.

I thought the ambivalent emotions of the main character -- NY yuppie Morgan Winter -- came off as very real.

This contrasts w. another crime novel by Kane,"Twisted," which I found to have complex plot machinations but chara
Total surprise ending!!
better than the last book i found at the used book sale--still not as good as the authors i like best to read. it seemed that the 17 year old crime was mashed underfoot to the point where the reader might not even care if it was solved.

naturally there has to be romance as the story of the murders unfolds. just couldn't warm up to the characters.
MEh, I had a hard time getting into this story. Action occurred too quickly. I felt there were some disconnects and things were rushed. When people instantly fall in love in stories, I just get annoyed more than anything, especially seemingly strong independent characters. Boo.
Farshana Sihab
surprising climax, loved the whole new angle in the end! loved the fact that Lane doesnt get to do the 'hero' stuff totally on his own. Monty has the major share n wat a way he gets to the bottom of things with each character havn a fair share in the storyline!!
I picked this one up at the airport on my last trip for a light read and found it difficult to put it down. Nice mystery with a twist in the whodunnit at the end that I didn't foresee. Made me want to read additional books by this author.
I find this author to be hit or miss for me, and this one was a miss and I am not sure why. The mystery is one that should be holding my attention, but after 60 pages the story moved very slowly and was not interesting. This one just isn't for me.
First book of 2014 ~ Kane, as always, a winner in the suspense department!

I thought I had it figured out. I was wrong.
I loved the hints the author threw in - hints that didn't feel like hints.
I just really wish she would rid her vocab of the words "murmured" and "flatly".
I liked the idea and the character and would definitely try another book from this series. I did find it a little difficult to keep straight how everyone was related/interconnected, but that might have just been me.
Vicki Tate
/Fairly good suspense novel with some surprises. I found the plot somewhat slow but the author does a decent job of hiding some of the facts until almost the end. Somewhat middle of the road for me.
Mar 22, 2008 Karen rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone who wants a beach read
Recommended to Karen by: bookreporter
I enjoyed this book, but I figured from about the 2nd chapter who the suspect was. I would read Ms. Kane's books again, but I think they are a read once and give away.
New to this author but I've read 4 of hers so far. I like the Montgomery family. If you read Iris Johanson, Lisa Gardner, Mary Higgins Clark you will like Andrea Kane.
I really like Andrea Kane. This book was very good. It held my attention and it was an easy, quick read. I look forward to reading more of her books.
Feb 23, 2008 Janis rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likies romantic suspense
Don't understand Michelle's bad review, the book I read was great and I loved reading every minute of it.
Started a little slow, but not slow enough I wanted to read ahead. Very intriguing story!
It is the first suspense-thriller book that I ever liked. I don't know why exactly..
This book has a little bit of everything; suspense, romance, mystery, drama!!
Part murder mystery, part soap opera. Lots of highly improbable coincidences.
Diana Costa
Gostei muito do tipo de escrita e do enredo da história. Aconselho!
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ANDREA KANE's psychological thriller, The Girl Who Disappeared Twice, became an instant New York Times bestseller, the latest in a long string of smash hits. With her acclaimed signature style of developing unforgettable characters and weaving them into carefully researched story lines, Kane has created Forensic Instincts, an eclectic team of maverick investigators. Recruited because of their spec ...more
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