Rory Moore Returns


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“Charlie Donlea’s latest bristles with intrigue and suspense. . . . [R]eminiscent of Jeffrey Deaver’s work, especially his Lincoln Rhyme novels, and Stephen King’s excellent Bill Hodges trilogy.”
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From the Bestselling Novel
Some Choose Darkness

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"Never Leave Alone"

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The Suicide House 

A Rory Moore/Lane Phillips Novel (Book 2)

 Peppermill, IN  

June 21, 2019

Elite Westmont Prep Boarding School  

nestled on the banks of Lake Michigan 

A chilling murder 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.


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The Suicide House 



Charlie Donlea’s brilliant investigator Rory Moore returns in The Suicide House, which will be published July  28, 2020 by Kensington Books. 

When two students are horrifically murdered just outside the grounds of their exclusive prep school, Rory sets out to solve the case and tracks her efforts by recording a podcast (which you can listen to here or below). See the stunning cover and read on for an exclusive excerpt


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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.

Why are they Returning? 


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​

The Podcast 


​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. . . 



The Suicide House  

The Suicide



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