The Naked Room
Veteran detective, Senior Sergeant Susan Prescott, believesthat sexual predators may have abducted Ally. However, after two women with connections to the Carpenters are murdered, she realises there may be more to the crime than at first...more
Senior Sergeant Susan Prescott was on the case immed ...more
The Naked Room was recommende ...more
It's about a concert pianist who is kidnapped and the story of her mum, her friends, her new boyfriend and the father she didn't know existed as they all try and find her.
It's all set in Australia and I ...more
Ms. Hockley takes the reader into the world of classical music with her main character and kidnap victim, Ally Carpenter and then spins a tale around her by bringing in other intriging characters.
I very much enjoyed this novel.
The tension is well-maintained throughout this intense and emotional novel, due to both the unpredictable and violent disposition of the kidnappers, and also the particular talents of the victim: losing a finger would be as bad as losing her life… This was convincingly illustrated by the author an ...more
This story takes place over a period of a week, where a high profile kidnapping is presumed to have taken place at the start. The case is dealt with by Detective Susan Prescott whom it would seem has both a personal and a professional interest in seeking a good outcome.
It's set in Australia where a young girl who is working as a classical pianist with an orchestra goes missing. There are few clues to go on and no apparent motive; Ally Ca ...more
When Ally Carpenter is taken and held for ransom, no one can think of a reason for the kidnapping, least of all the police. It’s the rea ...more
Diana Hockley is undeniably a unique voice in her field, and I mean that in only the most complimentary of ways. At sports events, we always seek out the best seat but in "The Naked Room" Diana manages to provide us with half a dozen best seats...all as experienced through the first person eyes of major characters.
A well-known and up-an-coming pianist in Australia's classical music scene, Ally Carpenter's fame ratchets upward a thousand-fold when she suddenly ...more
While Prescott puts all her efforts into solving the crime, those close to Ally battle their own turmoil. Friendshi ...more
The timeline of the whole revenge scheme is a little confusing. Did June just want to kidnap Ally to torture and kill her initially? Did Tommy target Georgie to start an affair so he can gather ...more
Diana is an accomplished wordsmith, and her descriptions transport ...more
Ally is a concert pianist scheduled to play an important concert when the unthinkable happens. She's kidnapped and locked in a stark room, held prisoner by ruthle ...more
Her Mother, Aunt Ally's friends and Detective Susan Prescott has secrets to hide.
There is plenty of mystery, murder and even a little romance to keep you turning the pages. a real enjoyable read.
Diana HOCKLEY has completed her third book, AFTER ARIEL, now published in e-book and paperback.She has six short stories on Amazon along with the first two in the Susan Prescott series, The Naked Room and The Celibate Mouse. She writes, edits and reviews for the online Californian magazine, Kings River Life. Currently writing the next in the Susan Prescott stories - A Dark and Lonely Place.
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