I am privileged to be closing the blog tour for Chris Thomas’s book Enter the Dark.
Thank you Sarah Hardy and Bloodhounds for inviting me onto the blog tour, as usual I am very greatful
I would give this book 5 stars but am scared the police or FBI might think I enjoyed it too much and am looking into the dark Web myself.
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?
This book should come with a warning not to even start reading it if you are slightly squeamish as the very first chapter starts a person being filmed torturing a man for bit coins on the dark Web and then the next chapter is about a couple of men talking of the dark Web and exploring it at home.
The book is very dark but grabs you from the off and doesn’t let go until the conclusion. I thought the storyline was gripping and flowed really well once you get used to Chris’s writing style of introducing everyone first and different chapters being different people’s perspectives.
The main characters were described and introduced very well and made me feel sorry for Joe who clearly didn’t realise what he was getting himself into and made me think it could happen to any unfortunate person who is easily led.
I also liked how the story gave the ‘villains’ of the piece a voice and allowed us to see everything from their point of view. This allowed the reader to see how their thought processes worked about why they felt they had to do the things they did as the justice system was failing in key parts. After reading newspapers it is very easy to believe that people in real life could have these thoughts as well.
Overall I thought the story flowed really well and made me want to read more of Chris’s books.
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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.