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Enter The Dark

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  183 ratings  ·  39 reviews
A chilling Dark Web thriller

An anonymous website, a few clicks, and Joe Henderson’s life is changed forever.

‘The Red Room’ is the only place where the failings of a weak justice system are righted and where the line between good and evil becomes blurred. When the lights go up, viewers bid, criminals are punished, and the Brotherhood of the Righteous broadcasts a show l

Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published June 26th 2017 by Bloodhound Books
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Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I will just start by telling you how much I loved this book. I loved it, loved it, loved it.

Right from the very first page I knew that I was really going to enjoy this novel and I wasn’t wrong.

The Red Room is somewhere that you hope to goodness you never find yourself. If you do, it’s going to be painful and you certainly have no hope of ever coming out of there alive. To a certain extent to start with I actually liked the logic behind the brotherhood and what they were doing. As a reader it cer
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bloody hell! Wait, let me do that again. BLOODY HELL!!!!!!

This book is like nothing I’ve ever read before and it’s absolutely mind-blowingly brilliant! It is genius, unique, highly original and incredibly captivating! I can’t find the words to describe the awesomeness here, people, but I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Enter the Dark as soon as you possibly can!

When Joe is introduced to a whole different side of the internet by his friend, Billy, he has no idea what he’s getting himself i
Kate~Bibliophile Book Club
I’m a big fan of cyber crime type books so I was looking forward to reading Enter The Dark. Dealing with the seedier side of the internet, the dark web, and those that dwell there made it a promising read.

Imagine if you could decide how to punish people who have committed heinous crimes, and watch the punishment being meted out on a live stream. Well in Enter The Dark, The Brotherhood of The Righteous will let you, but for a price. With Bitcoin being an untraceable way to pay, these vigilantes w
Susan Hampson
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: author-reads
I made the mistake of thinking I would have a quick look at this book when I downloaded it one morning and just read the first half page before snapping it shut. I was so excited. This wasn’t a book for daytime but one for the night. It was show time!
When the justice system has become a mockery because it has it’s hands tied or if there is a slip up, some of the most vile people seem to get away with the most horrendous crimes and justice is simply not served. Well it wasn’t until now, but you c
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, t

A chilling Dark Web thriller

An anonymous website, a few clicks, and Joe Henderson’s life is changed forever.

‘The Red Room’ is the only place where the failings of a weak justice system are righted and where the line between good and evil becomes blurred. When the lights go up, viewers bid, criminals are punished, and the Brotherhood of the Righteous broadcasts a show like no other.
The room has remained hidden until now, when a video arrives in the inbox of the Metropolitan Police
Laura Turner
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OH MY GOD! Where on earth did Chris Thomas get the idea from for this novel? I mean seriously, I’m gobsmacked! I don’t know if this review of mine can give it enough justice.

The first chapter was enough for me to read on and by ‘read on’ I mean just about finishing Enter the Dark in one sitting. It was only because I had to run an errand that I had to stop, completing it on my second sitting!

So … imagine this … there’s
Books n All  Jill Burkinshaw
My rating 5 out of 5 stars

This is the first book I have by Chris Thomas but not the first with the Deep/Dark Web as the storyline. Vigilantes, corruption, revenge… this book has it all. The reader is thrown straight into the ‘game’ that is the Red Room and so begins a rough ride through all the emotions a book can throw at you. This book has graphic violence so is probably not for the faint hearted but for those of us that love a real ‘no holds barred’ gory adrenaline pumping psychological thril
Actual rating 4.5*

When I read the synopsis for Enter The Dark, I knew this was something I had to read. There was something that bit different about the story.

The underlying theme of the story is justice. The Brotherhood of the Righteous “right the wrongs” of the justice system. They punish those criminals they deem to have got off lightly in court but there’s the twist. They broadcast the whole thing on the web. Not your Joe Public internet – on the dark web, hidden from prying eyes and from th
The Cats Mother
Brilliant. This was a deliciously dark English thriller about a group of pretty bad people calling themselves the Brotherhood of the Righteous, who kidnap and torture even worse people, who they feel have escaped sufficient justice, and broadcast this as entertainment live on the dark web. I don't normally like reading about cruelty and torture, but it turns out that when it's happening to evil scumbags, it's all good - I do have a weakness for vigilante storylines. This was another situation wh ...more
Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
The Brothers of Righteousness put on a show in the deep recesses of the internet (the Dark Net), taking justice into their own hands in the Red Room.  Those who have committed atrocious crimes with little punishment from our justice department, are put on display and retried for their crime.  People anonymously bid on their punishment and inevitable death.  Access, questions asked and form of punishment from anonymous bidders cost them quite a bit - bitcoins to be exact (over 600 pounds per one ...more
Mark Tilbury
Another debut novelist from Bloodhound Books, and one who shows he has a flare for the dark, macabre and twisted. Chris has written a unique tale of justice and revenge that I flew through and thoroughly enjoyed.

Hidden in the Dark Web is a show where justice is hammered, sliced and stabbed into 'volunteers' who have escaped justice from the police/courts. Whilst knowing seeking your own revenge isn't the right thing to do, those on the receiving end of this type of justice really do deserve what
Donna Maguire

Oh my goodness, I loved this book!!  I loved the story and I thought that the plot was great, very complex and clearly a lot of research went it to writing the book!  As soon as I started reading it, I initially thought that the Brotherhood was along the same lines as the 1980s classic film that my husband loves - The Running Man - but getting slightly further in to the book it quite quickly became obvious that they were so much more than that.  It is a ve
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
wow suspenseful fastpaced and gets you thinking... what more do you want?
Kath Middleton
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
We are given a number of scenes running in parallel, of instances of drug trafficking, sex slavery, child prostitution – nasty people doing abusive things. Joe, introduced to the Dark Web by a friend, becomes drawn in to a paying site called The Red Room, which costs him more than money. Harris, a detective newly back on duty after losing his wife, is chasing it up and connecting the dots.

This is a gripping thriller and covers a wide range of issues. The writing was a touch clunky in places and
Michelle Ryles
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: galleys-read
I'm seeing references to the dark web creeping into novels these days but there's no such creeping in Enter the Dark as we hurtle full speed into the eye-opening world of the deep/dark web. I'm so pleased that I was resting my kindle on my lap as I could have easily dropped it during some episodes of 'The Red Room' as I instinctively threw my hands up in horror. So what's Enter the Dark all about? Read on...if you dare.

Joe is just a normal guy, spending time with his friends, running his family
Oct 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Aka The Red Room - 3.5 stars.

I'd like to think this was an entertaining but somewhat dark story, that these things are just in the realm of fiction. But then I've never surfed the deep web, let alone the dark web. You hear things and read things about it though...

Joe is out with three friends one night and after a few too many drinks lets Billy show him how to get into the deeper recesses of the web. Joe is intrigued and becomes quite taken with the sheer diversity of uncensored content. He take
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was really gripping from the first chapter. It was a bit gory, but not gory enough in my opinion!! it was really clever and it does make you think about what actually goes on behind closed doors, and what the web actually does or could offer. Very scary really. Chris Thomas is definitely an author I want to read more of.
Susan Hunter
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow. I really had my eyes opened with this thrilling read. Joe Henderson got more than he bargained for when he entered "The Red Room" on the Dark Web. Once I got into this book I could not put it down as I had to know the outcome!
Sam (Clues and Reviews)
 I have always been fascinated by the concept of the dark net; a place for the worst undergroundling to trade and explore their sick fantasies.   It is one of those concepts that you want to ignore but can’t help but approach with strange infatuation. This summer, one of my most anticipated reads is the August release of The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy so, needless to say, when Bloodhound Books sent me a synopsis of this Enter the Dark, it soared to the top of my TBR pile.

 The novel opens in a ki
Chris Nolan
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am grateful to Bloodhound Books for sending me an advance copy of Enter The Dark in exchange for a fair and honest review. Chris Thomas is a new writer to me and, once again, Bloodhound have uncovered a real talent. This is very much a modern contemporary thriller, focusing as it does on the deep/dark web and the idea of being able to subscribe to a broadcaster which metes out justice as it sees fit. Pete Harris is the cop leading investigations into cyber crime and it is his job to locate the ...more
Eve K
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Though a little clunky in places, this book has a raw, honest, biting edge to it that's unapologetic in its depiction of real life characters and their motives. Unspoiled by PC culture, it delves candidly into the realistic attitudes of the scum that the left has allowed to spawn in the UK, paired with a fast-paced, well-developed plot laden with twists and satisfying revelations right up until the very last page.
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it

In this techno controlled and obsessed world that we live in this book did over into the dark see of the web, somewhere where most would fear to tread and those who do will either find more than the bargained for or just what they were looking for.

A scarcely on point thriller x
Jessica Bronder
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joe Henderson is with some friends when he is introduced to The Red Room. A place on the dark net where a group called The Brotherhood of the Righteous punish those that have not adequately been punished. Joe is instantly drawn to this website and finds himself deeper and deeper until he catches the wrong person's attention. Then The Red Room is brought to the attention of Detective Pete Harris and the Police Cyber Crime Unit. But they almost have their hands tied with what they can do. Will the ...more
Simon Leonard
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book should come with a warning not to even start reading it if you are slightly squeamish as the very first chapter starts a person being filmed torturing a man for bit coins on the dark Web and then the next chapter is about a couple of men talking of the dark Web and exploring it at home.

The book is very dark but grabs you from the off and doesn't let go until the conclusion. I thought the storyline was gripping and flowed really well once you get used to Chris's writing style of introdu
LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
So I’ve read at least three of these ‘vigilante justice’ themed novels in the past six months but what I love is when an author takes a tired old idea and makes it their own, and this is the case with Enter the Dark.
It was one of those rare novels that once I started I just didn’t want to put it down.
There’s a fantastic array of characters from the naive Joe to the evil Saeed Anwar to the steadfast Detective Pete Harris.
It also has multiple POV’s, something I’m not usually a fan of but it reall
Lynn Perry
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Potentially Interesting Concept, Immature Execution

You get the feeling while reading this that it got published solely because of its somewhat novel subject-matter . My 2-star (as opposed to 1-star) rating is due to the fact that I did learn a little bit more about TOR and BITCOIN. I did, however, have to give up on the book when I was about 60% through it. The plot just came off as amatuerish - a toe testing the waters of the "underworld". I knew I'd read enough when I became overly irritated b
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime-thrillers
Brilliant. One of the very best crime thrillers I've read in a long time. A small group of individuals who are disillusioned with the justice system abduct truly appalling criminals who got off too lightly - child killers, for example - and then torture and kill them online.

The dialogue was very realistic and extremely funny at times, and all the characters were well rounded. Some of the set pieces were also very amusing in their own way. The torture suffered by the bad guys - and they were bad
Alexina Golding
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this read, from beginning to end... just simply compelling and one of the best reads this year.  Once you get started you are so drawn in and I really didn't want to put it down. A very strong novel indeed.
You know about the internet and web, but what is lurking underneath within the bowels of the deep web, is somewhere I do not want to enter, apart from in captivating storylines and this has it in spades!
It is a pacey, riveting and absorbing read. there really was a tangled woven tale
Sheila Howes
When I read the blurb, I was very excited. I find cyber crime a thrilling topic, so I was really looking forward to diving in.

The story is told from multiple points of view, and it did take a while to get into because of this. It seemed that each point of view had nothing to do with the next, and each chapter was taken with a different character's viewpoint. The two main characters are Joe Henderson, who unwittingly becomes involved in the Dark Web, and Detective Pete Harris, from the Metropolit
Livia Sbarbaro
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An edge of your seat read ...Clever and brilliant

Detective Pete Harris ,loving father, whiz at computer technology returns to work after a two year leave of absence. ..but things have changed on the internet... There are places you can enter at your own the risk worth the challenge? For some people yes ...these people want justice...some want more ...this is where the brotherhood of the righteous come in...An organisation so...prepared so rich... They believe nothing can touch them.....
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