Review: The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea

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Title: The Suicide House Series: Moore/Phillips #2 Genre: Thriller Publisher: Kensington Books Format: Digital, Print Pages: 368 Source: Net Galley ARC


A chilling murder in a prestigious prep school 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.


The grisly murders at an elite prep school boarding house in Indiana becomes a national story after a true crime podcast goes viral putting pressure on law enforcement to solve the heinous crimes and to find out why surviving students return there to play a deadly game.

This is one of the most original and suspenseful thrillers of 2020. Charlie Donlea is a master storyteller offering a page-turning creepy and suspenseful thriller that sucks you in from the start.

The characters are compelling, including Rory Moore, a forensic reconstructionist, and her psychologist partner, Lane Phillips. Those two form a great duo.

There is a lot of stuff going on in this book but Donlea meshes the story lines nicely at the end and he paces the book well so you don’t feel lost.

I would like to add that as a podcaster myself (Meet the Thriller Author) and a fan of true crime podcasts, I enjoyed that narrative. It was original and fun to read.

Charlie Donlea Interview

Check out the interview with this author on my podcast.
It's safe to say that Alan Petersen loves mystery and thriller books. He writes high-octane thrillers, hosts the MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR podcast, and reviews thriller/mystery books.

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