The Dark Room
By Jonathan Moore
A gripping new thriller from the author of The Poison Artist - selected for BBC Radio 2 Book Club with Simon Mayo
A gripping new thriller from the author of Simon Mayo's BBC Radio 2 Book Club choice The Poison Artist.
They thought they'd buried their secrets
Homicide inspector Gavin Cain is standing by a grave when he gets the call. Cain knows there's something terrible in the coffin they're about to exhume. He and his team have received a dying man's confession and it has led them here.
But death doesn't guarantee silence
Cain is summoned by Mayor Castelli, who has been sent sinister photographs of a woman that he claims he doesn't know and a note threatening that worse are on their way.
And now light will be shone on a very dark place...
As Cain tries to identify the woman in the pictures, and looks into the mayor's past, he finds himself being drawn towards a situation as horrifying and as full of secrets as the grave itself.
'Smart plotting. Nary a false note. Suspense that never stops. If you like Michael Connelly's novels, you will gobble up Jonathan Moore's The Dark Room' James Patterson
Jonathan Moore and his wife live in Hawaii. When he's not writing, or fixing his boat, Jonathan is an attorney. Before completing law school in New Orleans, he was an English teacher, a whitewater raft guide on the Rio Grande, a counsellor at a Texas wilderness camp for juvenile delinquents, and an investigator for a criminal defense attorney in Washington, D.C.
Find out more at jonathanmoorefiction.com and follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonMooreFiction
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27 Jul 2017
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Superb. — Sunday Mirror
Moore channels the moody intensity of Raymond Chandler's crime fiction and saturates The Dark Room with the brooding cinematic qualities of the mid-20th century's black-and-white film noir genre. — Washington Post
An exceptionally deft and literate thriller that marks out Jonathan Moore as an exciting emerging talent in American noir crime fiction. — Saturday's Irish Independent
Moody and macabre with an Edgar Allan Poe feel to it, this book leaves an uncomfortable, indelible impression that can't be shaken by simply putting it down. — Kirkus
With this second electrifying noir thriller, readers won't want to wait until 2018, when the third, The Night Market, is scheduled for publication. — Booklist
An intricate thriller... Moore, a terrific stylist, provides telling procedural details and makes good use of the Bay Area setting. — Publishers Weekly
Combines a storytelling style reminiscent of Michael Connelly's with plotting and characterization that will put you in the mind of Raymond Chandler ... The result is a novel that is remarkable in every possible way ... I did not want THE DARK ROOM to end. Ever. I wanted to keep reading page after page after tragic page, or, better yet, hop in the car and make that long drive to San Francisco for (probably) one last time, to walk up and down the streets and around the blocks where the story plays out. That is how truly good and mesmerizing this novel is. It is one of those rare books of such quality on every level that one is immediately prompted to catch up on the author's backlist, regardless of whether or not you habitually read mysteries and thrillers. — Bookreporter
I did not want THE DARK ROOM to end. Ever. — The Book Reporter
Sharply conceived and even more sharply written ... you won't find [Cain's] equal anywhere this side of Michael Connolly's Harry Bosch. — Toronto Star
This one will also have you working hard to avoid paper cuts as you breeze through the pages. — My Big Honkin blog
Superbly stylish — The People Magazine
Compelling: a stunning story. — Daily Mail
Superb. — Sunday Mirror
An exceptionally deft and literate thriller that marks out Jonathan Moore as an exciting emerging talent in American nori crime fiction. — Saturday's Irish Independent