The Dead Room

The Dead Room


'A compelling story that will keep you up past your bedtime' KARIN SLAUGHTHER
'One of the best thriller writers working today'



A mother and her son have been executed in their home.

Fingerprint matches reveal their murderer died twenty years ago. Crime Scene Investigator Darby McCormick must solve this disturbing puzzle.

But the deeper she digs the more horrors come to light . . .

What is the dark, long-held secret linking these sinister crimes?

Is it possible to steal an identity - or are dead men following Darby's footsteps?

The line between the living and the dead has never been finer - and the answers lie in the darkest shadows of The Dead Room . . .


Praise for Chris Mooney:

'Chris Mooney is a wonderful writer . . . Compelling, thrilling and touching' Michael Connelly

'If you want a thriller that will chill your blood, break your heart and make your pulse race, Chris Mooney is your man' Mark Billingham

'A scary, breakneck ride with thrills that never let up' Tess Gerritsen

'Harrowing, gripping, haunting, gut-wrenching and beautifully written' Harlan Coben

'Chris Mooney is an exceptional thriller writer. I envy those who have yet to read him' John Connolly


  • Masterful ... dark and disturbing
    Linda Fairstein

About the author

Chris Mooney

Chris Mooney is the author of nine thrillers, of which Remembering Sarah was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Novel. His Darby McCormick series includes The Missing, The Secret Friend, The Soul Collectors, The Dead Room, Fear the Dark and Every Three Hours. Chris's latest book is Every Pretty Thing, the seventh Darby McCormick thriller. Chris lives in Boston with his wife and son.
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