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    Nicci French
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    Penguin (2002)
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Maybe it was because this way my second Nicci French book in a row, or maybe it was because it wasn't really that good, but this book was just meh to me. There were too many characters for my taste, and I could not remember who was who. Also, I thougth the main character, Kit, was very flat.

ACCLAIM FOR THE NOVELS OF NICCI FRENCH THE RED ROOM Stylish and engrossin. rilliant. Grand Central Publishing.

The Red Room Nicci French Michael Joseph £. 9, pp340. The psychological thriller is an increasingly important part of the mystery genre but the tag is an odd one since any mystery novel worth its salt delves into the psychology of the characters in it. But it is apt.

I scrolled through their cases: bludgeoned to death, stabbed, smashed in the face with a broken bottle. th was a nineteen-year-old black man who'd been found lying underneath his bicycle, the lights still on. His skull was fractured. Hit by a car. Possible accident. Possible race attack. Two prostitutes, one found dead in her little room above a kebab joint, whose owners wondered what the smell was; another who'd been battered to death on some wasteland in Summertown.

The Red Room is a psychological thriller novel by Nicci French, the pseudonym of English husband-and-wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. It was first published in 2001.

At the request of London police, psychologist Kit Quinn agrees to evaluate Michael Doll, a sexual predator who slashes her face. As she recovers, Kit has horrible dreams of a red room. Months later, Doll is arrested for murder. As Doll's obsession with Kit escalates, Kit is gripped with a paralyzing fear that the killer isn't Doll-but someone close to her heart.


Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple are married and live in Suffolk. Blue Monday was the first thrilling story in the Frieda Klein series, which concludes with Day of the Dead.

The Red Room (Strindberg) - The Red Room (Röda rummet) is a Swedish novel by August Strindberg, written in 1879. A young idealistic civil servant, Arvid Falk, leaves the drudgery of bureaucracy to become a journalist and author. In every social sphere he explores (politics.

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This is by no means a traditional horror story, despite the way that the opening seems to promise one. I won't say more for fear of spoilers, but can all but guarantee that the story will give you chills as you read it, and then make you think about it later.

H.G. Wells was one of the most brilliant minds of his day, somebody who thought long and systematically about humanity and its fate, especially against the backdrop of WWI. Virtually all of his great novels and even most of his short stories are all written from a core of fundamental beliefs about an issue, whether about evolution and how humans are only part of life on earth (War of the Worlds), the dangers of science losing its humanity and the evils of colonialism (the Island of Dr. Moreau), the emptiness of progress only for its own sake (The Door in the Wall), or his novel The Shape of Things to Come, which foresaw the events of WWII (though it missed so many other things). No surprise, then, that this short story draws from so many more ideas than just a spooky event in a so-called haunted room.
I loved Nicci French's first 2 books and put this one on order as soon as I saw she was coming out with a new one. Wow was I disappointed. I had a hard time finishing it. The book was nothing like her others. There was no suspense and when you find out who the killer is It seems completely unbelievable. I would not recommend this. If you want to read a good book by her get "killing me softly" that was a good read. I sure hope her next one is better.
This story just goes to prove that a story doesn't need to be filled with gore to be scary. A bit of atmosphere and the reader's own imagination will provide all of the thrills that you need to have a truly scary read.
I loved this book as I loved all of the Nicci French books. My favorite author bar none. The Red Room was suspenseful. I couldn't put it down. Loved the main character!!! Would highly recommend all of Nicci French books. You won't be disappointed.
he Red Room: by H.G. Wells is a horror story about a scientific-minded man who plans to debunk the myth of a haunted room. He enters in the darkness of night, of course, and proceeds to apply the scientific method to what he sees. However, it does not go as planned.

Wells is not only a pioneer of Science Fiction, but he is the master of imagery. "A montrous shadow of him crouched upon the wall," is the description of the old man who is present as he is given the instructions on how to find the room. "There is, to my mind, something inhuman in senility, something crouching and atavistic; the human qualities seem to drop from old people insensibly day by day," is his observation of the small group of elderly persons present at the outset of his adventure. Has he misjudged them? It seems so in the light of day.

But there is more. "...the passage I was in, long and shadowy, with a film of moisture glistening on the wall, was a gaunt and cold as a thing that is dead and rigid." "...pushed open the unwilling baize-covered door and stood in the silent corridor." "...the moonlight, coming in by the great window on the grand staircase, picked out everything in vivid black shadow or reticulated silvery illumination." "My candle was a little tongue of light in the vastness of the chamber; its rays failed to pierce to the opposite end of the room, and left an ocean of dull red mystery and suggestion, sentinel shadows and watching darknesses beyond its island of light. And the stillness of desolation brooded over it all." "I stood watching the minute hand of my watch creep towards midnight."

The imagery Wells evokes is startlingly clear and vivid. You can feel the man's fear as it progresses. "The Red Room" is a short gothic horror story written in 1894, and has to be the progenitor of all horror stories to follow. It's creepy, most especially because it's told in a detailed and believable style. Wells puts you in the room itself, with its creeping darkness.

"The Red Room" is a wonderful horror story, exquisitely told, and I award it 5 out of 5 stars.
A self-temper trying nameless young man intends to spend the night in `the great Red Room of Lorraine Castle'. He has apparently picked an ominous night, as the haggard looking bar-keeps are suggesting.

Taking his 17 candles and proceeding to the Rooms door, where the fellow before our antagonist had died, he takes his chances and enters to hunker down.

In un-sequenced bursts his candles die out until he's left in the worst environment ever: darkness, quiet, deafeningly silent darkness which makes the `Fear' palpable. Simply the worst type of thing to haunt a house. But was his unconscious already leaning toward fear because of the legend surrounding the room? An expose of the condition we enter when we're overcome by superstition and lore.

Note the fore-shadowing and vivid depictions given of the bar-keep and patrons in their `senility' at the beginning and observe his perception of them at the end.

A Wells horror short that's fairly enjoyable.
Nicci French writes the best books. Cannot put it down until I finish it. Have read all her books so far and am never disappointed.
Was very short but a good ending! Would recommend but I think it needs to be free. It's kinda not worth the price!