"Exciting psychological thriller"
The Stretton Green Police ask Market Hill Hospital for
the Criminally Insane and Welborn Clinic Dr.
Katherine 'Kit' Quinn to evaluate Michael Doll. Parents
have complained about the seemingly disturbed young male
hanging around elementary schools and since he has a bit of
a record for exposure, the police want a professional
psychiatric opinion. However, in front of DI Furth,
Michael smashes a mug and uses a sharp piece of glass to
carve up Kit's face.
A few months later, Kit is out of the hospital having
physically recovered except for a scar, but suffers
nightmares from the assault. When DI Furth asks for her
help with the murder investigation of a female teenager in
which Michael is the prime suspect, a reluctant Kit agrees
because she knows she must 'humanize' her demon. Perhaps
if Kit knew what is in store for her with this case, she
would have said no and preferred to lived with her
THE RED ROOM is an exciting psychological thriller
starring a great lead character psychologically suffering
from the aftermath of the brutal attack by Michael. Kit
knows she must confront the evil she has painted on the
face of her attacker. Once she succeeds in de-demonizing
her assailant, Kit still cannot let go of the case as her
need to do the right thing propels her to continue to work
on the investigation. It is her character that turns Nicci
French's tale into an absorbing chiller that never allows
the audience to catch their breath.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 3, 2001