“Charlie Donlea is a superb psychological suspense writer.” —Seattle Book Review
The Suicide House Review
by Seattle Book Review
Two prep school students are brutally murdered during a secret ritual but the case is considered closed when the suspected killer, a faculty member, is left in a vegetative state after attempting suicide. Since that time, three students have committed suicide and now a podcast is not only revisiting the deaths but also hoping to unearth new details. In need of an expert’s knowledge, the podcast hires psychologist Lane Phillips, who entices his partner Rory Moore, a forensic reconstructionist specializing in solving cold cases, to help figure out what really happened.
Let’s start this review by saying that there is a lot going on in The Suicide House, with various timelines to follow, a lot of characters to keep track of, and plenty of secrets to uncover, but it all works and all the loose ends and questions are answered. This is the second book in the series but, while the reader would benefit from reading SOME CHOOSE DARKNESS first, THE SUICIDE HOUSE reads well as a stand-alone novel. Author Charlie Donlea is a superb psychological suspense writer, and the book has a fast-paced plot and main characters unlike any typically found in this genre.
Reviewed By: Nicole Rosen Seattle Book Review
Author Charlie Donlea
Star Count 4.5/5
Page Count 356 pages
Publisher Kensington Books
Publish Date 2020-07-28
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Issue August 2020
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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