Today is my turn on the Enter the Dark Blog Tour.
About the Book:
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?
When I read the blurb, I was very excited. I find cyber crime a thrilling topic, so I was really looking forward to diving in.
The story is told from multiple points of view, and it did take a while to get into because of this. It seemed that each point of view had nothing to do with the next, and each chapter was taken with a different character’s viewpoint. The two main characters are Joe Henderson, who unwittingly becomes involved in the Dark Web, and Detective Pete Harris, from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit.
This is a very violent book – it did not appear to be at first, but due to the nature of the Dark Web it did become a little too gory for me.
There were several twists and turns, but I was left slightly disappointed by the ending. However, I enjoyed the author’s style and would try another book by him.
My overall rating: 3 stars.
*Thanks to Sarah Hardy and the team at Bloodhound Books who provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review*
About the Author:
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.