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A trusting wife, a perfect husband… a buried secret.

Jane likes the quiet life, living in a cottage on the edge of a small village in Yorkshire.

Her husband works in London during the week and comes home at the weekends.

Jane thinks she has the perfect life.

The one traumatic event of her life is safely buried and forgotten – until a letter arrives that makes her question ever
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Paperback, 243 pages
Published September 17th 2018 by Landmark Media
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Linda Strong
3.5 Stars

His name is Adam ... married to Jane ... living in a small village. Adam works in London during the week and spends weekends with his wife.

Jane thinks she has the perfect life. A man who loves her, takes care of her, controls every part of life. They've been there 7 years and she knows no one ... Adam doesn't want her talking to anyone because they might ask questions. She has no car, Adam doesn't think she needs one ... she can walk or take the bus when she needs to go grocery shopping
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Debbie DiFiore
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely Amazing Story

I started this book late one night and I could not put it down. It engaged me from the beginning sentence until the very last page. It's a mystery of course, I knew that going in and it was a good one. Yes there was an obvious premonition with her connection to 'Jane Eyre' and I just loved it. I pretty much guessed after the fourth chapter where the story was headed but I needed to know why. It's told in first person and her voice is compelling and I could not for the lif
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Who is Victoria? Why has Adam hidden her existence? Why does Jane stay secluded in that little town? How come she shouldn't make friends? AND WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED IN THAT RED ROOM!?

This started off quite well with a good plot line, however, as an avid reader of physiological thrillers I would have to say that this book was not at all riveting. The characters were one dimensional and very little insight is given about them so I felt you didn't really get to know or care about any of them. There
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Tapasya
I kept on reading this as I wanted to know the mystery behind the Red Room. Also I was confused as how Jane has forgotten her past just like that.
Then Adam going off every weekdays living Jane alone in the house was strange. Didn’t he ever thought that her memories might come back and cause her harm? After all she was living alone in a secluded house with no neighbours nearby.

The outcome was not convincing. The ending felt rushed.

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Caitlyn Lynch
Oct 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: thriller
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Melissa In The City
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars!
I had this book for three months before picking it up. It sounded good but it wasn’t really peaking my interest.
Well I am so glad I read it because this book not only pulled me in but it it had me so intrigued that when I had to put it down, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I needed to know what in the hell was going on.
The author did an amazing job of creating a picture with her words.
Definitely full of intrigue, twists and times that make you say “what in the what?!”
I do recommend
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CloudOfThoughts_Books Keirstin
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Red Room by author M.S. Morris is an intense and gripping read! Packed with character and dark twist at so many corners! I really enjoyed this dark thriller by Morris!

Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an arc copy of The Red Room in exchange for an honest review.
Hayley
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
This book had everything a good suspense novel needs. Lots of suspicion, and a character that doesn't know when to stop digging. Our main character Jane lives in a small cabin with her husband Adam. Jane doesn't leave the cabin very often and when she does for short periods of time she is always accompanied by her husband who gets home from his job on the weekends. I hated the way that he controlled her every move however I hated the fact that she left him treat her that way always staying put a ...more
Mary
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Netgalley and the Xpresso for an arc copy of The Red Room in exchange for an honest review.
Lately, I’ve been reading more Mystery, Suspense and Thriller novels, and The Red Room did not disappoint. Margarita and Steve Morris have made me a little detective throughout the entire book.

I found myself second guessing on what would happened throughout the book. I’ve had plenty of ideas on where it could go but I found out I was wrong. Dead wrong. I was quite shocked at how it all played ou
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Tammy Zanelotti
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

I read this book in one sitting. I truly was drawn into the storyline right from the start. If I have one complaint it would be my own confusion. Without giving the ending away, I was left wondering why. I will look for other books by this author.
Morgan Schulman
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review

Fun little domestic thriller-intriguing twist, strong characters, unexpected ending. A solid four stars- perfect for a cold day in
Chelsea
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of the red room from netgalley after reading the plot synopsis and believing it would be my cup of tea, I’ve read somewhat mixed reviews and started the book not knowing what to expect- I actually really enjoyed it. We meet Jane who is quiet, timid and happy with her own company, she lives just outside Leeds in a quiet and isolated cottage not far from a small village with her husband Adam who commutes to London every Monday until Friday for work which leaves Jane alone in thei ...more
Connie
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Jane and Adam Harvey have received an invitation to a New Year’s Eve party at their neighbor’s, Diana and Michael Potts. Adam wants to decline the invitation saying Jane gets nervous in crowds. But Jane insists that they go. Adam works in London during the week and Jane is at home alone. They have lived here for seven years and they don’t know anyone. Jane feels she needs some friends.

Just at midnight at the party, Jane has a flash back where all she sees is red blood. It’s the Red Room again an
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Marianne
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5
This was ok, some good and some bad. It did stall in places. When I first started reading and I came across lines like:

“No one has ever written me before...My first letter”
“I have never been to a party before”
“I don’t like crowds. Or at least, I don’t think I do.”

I think immediately child, abused wife, or nitwit. None of them being a draw to keep the pages flying. But this is not the case as it is amnesia which may actually be even worse. I read somewhere that amnesia (especially where you c
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Alison
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book, in exchange for an honest review.

First off I want to start by saying although I have only given this book 4 stars, I would still recommend it as a read.

Firstly I must say that how Jane was acting in the first part of the book drove me insane and how Adam seemed to treat her. I almost felt like I wanted to shout at her and tell her have more sense and not be so compliant.
As the book went on it had me gripped as I really wanted to find out what happened in the red room.
Th
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Gina Stamper
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
I thoroughly enjoyed the premise and really think this novel could have been elevated just a bit with a more creep factor. There was some creepiness, but not enough for my tastes and what I expected from the synopsis. I want stories like this to haunt me after the fact and that didn’t really happen here.
With that being said, I think that on all other aspects the writing duo of M S Morris really delivered. Their writing seemed effectively controlled and you couldn’t tell you were reading two peop
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Samantha Turley
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
Sometimes I get to a point where I feel bogged down in a certain genre and need a change. That is when a Mystery/Suspense/Thriller is always my go-to. I feel like they make me think and help get my mind off of things more than any other genre.
There is a great balance between the storyline and characters and the actual psychological element. I found myself on the edge of my seat anticipating the next surprise.
I liked that it was a bit darker, but not too dark and not a gory creepy thriller in tha
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jay
Oct 18, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Something is awakening inside me, something is struggling to break free. I do not know if I am ready to allow it.

Terrible. (view spoiler)
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Josiemorris
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This psychological thriller, with its well drawn and believable characters, will draw you into the intriguing plot. It is a real page turner and will keep you wondering and I never could have guessed the ending.
AnnMarie
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
A psychological thriller with an obedient wife and a seemingly perfect husband. Their perfect life in a small village completely changes due to one letter in the mail. I wish the ending was different, but overall I really enjoyed this book.
Crystal Gray
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This was different for sure! Kind of slow moving until about 1/3rd of the way in. However there was great character building in the beginning. I was not expecting the outcome. WOW!
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M S Morris is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of Margarita and Steve Morris. Together they write psychological thrillers and crime novels. The couple are married and live in Oxfordshire. They have two sons.

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