Publisher: Bloodhound Books
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?
On The Shelf Review:
So I’ve read at least three of these ‘vigilante justice’ themed novels in the past six months but what I love is when an author takes a tired old idea and makes it their own, and this is the case with Enter the Dark.
It was one of those rare novels that once I started I just didn’t want to put it down.
There’s a fantastic array of characters from the naive Joe to the evil Saeed Anwar to the steadfast Detective Pete Harris.
It also has multiple POV’s, something I’m not usually a fan of but it really works for this story.
There are some great twists and turns within the story and stay tuned for the last one it’s a doozy!
My only issue, I’ll try to not give away any spoilers here, is that early on we find out that Detective Harris has been off for a significant amount of time and then that he is a single dad. It doesn’t really explain what happened to his wife until near the end and in my opinion should have really been brought up sooner to making the ending that bit more plausible.
I’d recommend this to fans of James Patterson, Tony Parsons or just anyone who enjoys a good edge of your seat thriller.
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.