Journal Entry: Session Three—A Reluctant Accomplice

The Suicide House

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Session Three. Journal Entry:


"He looked at me like I planned to keep his SECRET. Like only he and I would ever know the truth about how I lost my MOTHER. But he was WRONG. That child was GONE."

“I looked through the keyhole. After my father finished his purging, there was a long stretch of silence when the house was calm and quiet. The view through my keyhole offered nothing but an empty dining room and the blank table where my father had swiped everything to the ground. I thought about leaving my room. I wanted to run to my mother and make sure she was safe. Get her ice for her broken lip. I’d done it before, and she always told me how much she loved me for it. But tonight’s beating was different. My father was possessed in a way I hadn’t seen before. The broken lamppost was simply a catalyst for a much greater issue that he wanted to get out of his system.

Excerpt from Charlie Donlea - The Suicide House

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About The Suicide House

A Rory Moore/Lane Phillips Novel Book 2

A chilling murder in a prestigious prep school is at the heart of this riveting new novel from acclaimed author Charlie Donlea, featuring forensic reconstructionist Rory Moore and her psychologist partner, Lane Phillips.

Inside the walls of Indiana’s elite Westmont Preparatory High School, expectations run high and rules are strictly enforced. But in the woods beyond the manicured campus and playing fields sits an abandoned boarding house that is infamous among Westmont’s students as a late-night hangout. Here, only one rule applies: don’t let your candle go out—unless you want the Man in the Mirror to find you. . . .

One year ago, two students were killed there in a grisly slaughter. The case has since become the focus of a hit podcast, The Suicide House. Though a teacher was convicted of the murders, mysteries and questions remain. The most urgent among them is why so many students who survived that horrific night have returned to the boarding house—to kill themselves.

Rory, an expert in reconstructing cold cases, is working on The Suicide House podcast with Lane, recreating the night of the killings in order to find answers that have eluded the school, the town, and the police. But the more they learn about the troubled students, the chillingly stoic culprit, and a dangerous game gone tragically wrong, the more convinced they become that something sinister is still happening. Inside Westmont Prep, the game hasn’t ended. It thrives on secrecy and silence. And for its players, there may be no way to win—or to survive. . . . Pre-Order Now


“...the book’s real strength is the idiosyncratic Rory, who suffers from OCD and is on the autism spectrum, deeply developed character readers can’t help rooting for. Hopefully, she’ll be back soon.”—Publisher's Weekly

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