‘The reader is thrown straight into the ‘game’ that is the Red Room and so begins a rough ride through all the emotions a book can throw at you. ‘
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An anonymous website, a few clicks, and Joe Henderson’s life is changed forever.
‘The Red Room’ is the only place where the inadequacies of a weak justice system are righted and where the line between good and evil becomes blurred. When the lights go up, viewers bid, criminals are punished, and the Brotherhood of the Righteous broadcasts a show like no other.
The room has remained hidden until now, when a video arrives in the inbox of the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit: the torture and killing of a notorious criminal. But outclassed, outplayed, and torn apart by corruption, is there anything Detective Pete Harris and his team can do except watch?
Their only lead may be the room’s latest bidder, Joe Henderson. Because when Joe found the Red Room, it found him too, and now the Brotherhood are watching through the wires, willing to do evil for a righteous cause, to become the men that even monsters are scared of.
As they pull Joe deeper into the dark web, will he find any mercy and any way out? Or will he be the Red Room’s next volunteer?
My rating 5 out of 5 stars
This is the first book I have by Chris Thomas but not the first with the Deep/Dark Web as the storyline. Vigilantes, corruption, revenge… this book has it all. The reader is thrown straight into the ‘game’ that is the Red Room and so begins a rough ride through all the emotions a book can throw at you. This book has graphic violence so is probably not for the faint hearted but for those of us that love a real ‘no holds barred’ gory adrenaline pumping psychological thriller this book has it all definitely worth the 5 stars.
The Deep (or Dark) Web is the dark side of the internet where great steps are taken to ensure that all traces lead to nowhere it is where criminals do there worst in the belief they are untouchable.
Joe is just an every day Joe Bloggs looking for a bit of fun and excitement in his life when he is introduced to the Deep Web. What starts as curiosity grows into something much bigger, and more dangerous, than Joe is able to handle. Will he be able to escape the clutches of the organisers of The Red Room?
Pete Harris has just returned to his police duties after some time out recovering from an event that turned his world upside down. When a video of the Red Room is received by the police department it is all hands on deck to try to track down the people dishing out vigilante justice in the form of a game show where punishment is decided by the highest bidder.
It is a very gripping book that keeps you reading well into the night and causes you to wonder whose side you are on. In my head I have to admit that I don’t believe the punishment fits the crime in many cases but neither do I believe that inflicting violence as punishment for violence is right either. 2 wrongs can never make a right but I can relate to the characters in this book.
A very gripping and thought provoking read with many twists and turns and some really shocking curve balls thrown in to the mix. I am looking forward to more from this author.
Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the advance copy.
Chris Thomas was born near London in 1978 before moving to Buckinghamshire a few months later. He attended the University of Bristol, graduating with a degree in psychology in 1999. It was here that he developed his interest in criminal psychology and serial killers.
After a brief stint working at an investment bank in London, he left the City to work for his wife’s family business, a position he still holds.
Chris is an avid film fan, especially horror, thrillers and dark comedy- something that he tries to blend in his writing. After attending a creative writing course, he gained the confidence to pursue his dream of writing a novel. He self-published his debut novel The Red Room in February 2017 before joining the Bloodhound Books stable and re-releasing the book as Enter The Dark.
Further works are already in the planning, including a sequel to Enter The Dark, which is intended to be even more dark and disturbing!
In his spare time, Chris enjoys karate (holding a black belt) and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.