The Dead Room
As the city's panic rises, civil attorney Teddy Mack is thrown headlong into the grisly ...more
This was my first book written by this author, he doesn't fill the pages with unnecessary words and descriptions. But let us understand Teddy Mack character completely. Story starts with gruesome murder of a young girl. Neighbors saw mailman walking out of the house, his clothes covered in blood. Story has many twists, it keeps you at the edge of your seat. Politics and big money donations, mental health problems all in this story. Get ready for the shocking ending, if you ...more
I'm sitting here shaking my head in amazement at a very rare event in my reading life. I just read an ending that blew me away. After reading far too many weak resolutions, it was totally awesome to read one that really worked! All my conclusions about The Dead Room that had been formed up until the last chapter were turned around. The character that I thought was disposed of too conveniently? I was wrong. The person that I found to be inconsistent? I was wrong. The motivations of so ...more
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This is one of those books that I find difficult to judge. On one hand, it certainly wasn't one of the worst books I'd ever read. Competently written. Not a ton of typos. Everything more or less makes sense-- or, well, is explained-- by the end of the book. It even goes beyond the "usual fare" of the genre and tries to make you think. But... I simply didn't really enjoy the reading-- not to the point that I'd recommend it to a random reader. (For someo ...more
won't bother with a synopsis - never do, plus there's always someone who will. but know that there are enough twists and turns in this book to keep you interested. loved the protagonist teddy mack (what a great name!) and am very disappointed that this isn't a series.
this book features a literary device that i keep seeing over and over - the internal thoughts, and the continued actions, of the bad guy. don't know how i feel ...more
In Philadelphia, a young teen girl, Darlene Lewis is getting ready for her boyfriend, while her parents are out of town and is murdered, in a horrific gruesome manner. Sh ...more
And make no mistake, it's a pretty good read; the story moves along quickly, stays ...more
This book is more about the justice system than about anything else. Corrupt officials sending innocent people to prison and ultimately to their deaths, and the people trying to stop this kind of t ...more
I loved the Matt Jones books by this author but this one, not so much. Teddy was just a nothing kind of hero. He was afraid of too many things. And WTH is it with smoking? I’m going to assume the author smokes Marlboros, that’s why Matt Jones and Teddy Mack do, too. Smoking is not necessary. Just sayin.’
That said, it was a decent story. I did feel sorry for Oscar Holmes, and Darlene didn’t deserve what happened to her but she did deserve to have her ass kicked for being such a ...more
The characters are really well developed and there are some twists and turns in the plot along the way.
I listenend to the audio version of this book, narrated by Jim McCance. I have had mixed experiences with audiobooks before, a bad narrator can easily ruin a good book for me. In this case it was the cherry on the top, McCance brings the story to life and does a great job in creating the right at ...more
Meanwhile, DA Alan Andrews will stop at nothing to get a convic ...more
Narrator: Jim McCance
I have questions at the end of the book but am giving this audiobook 5 stars for sheer entertainment value, keeping me interested from start and, going by the open-ended ending, this was just the introduction to a new series.
Set in Philadelphia, Teddy Mack in a rookie lawyer with some serious baggage. Good thing is that he's single and not in a relationship so I didn't have that to aggravate me since every romantic interest in these crime/ ...more
The book is filled with lies and corruption, and what's at stake when politicians are involved and cover the truth. This book is more than just a fictio ...more
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 ...more
About narration. Jim McCance has little creative inflection – if any. His voice is monotone, and to me, a difficult go through the entire story. You may like, but listen to the sample before you purchase.
Briefly, a talented artist, albeit a bit slow in everything else, is accused of brutal, grisly murders. If you’re into a feel good story, skip this. If you’re into ...more
I personally avoid reading anything about sex trafficking, rape, physical or psychological abuse and other horrific crimes against women or children! This book by Robert Ellis is a gripping story about the hunt for a serial killer who tortures and mutilates young women he stalks.
I believe that most women experience fear many times during their life! Dark, creepy places or persons are a red flag. Reading this book, I felt the terror and fear, th ...more
Robert Ellis is the international bestselling author of Access to Power, The Dead Room, the critically acclaimed Lena Gamble novels, City of Fire, The Lost Witness, and Murder Season, and the Detective Matt Jones series, City of Echoes (2015) and The Love Killings (2016). His novels have been translated into ten languages and selected as top reads by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, National Public Ra...more