"This tale of seduction, obsession, and murder will resonate with fans of Patricia Highsmith. The pace is fast, the prose is smooth, and the plot genuinely twisty."
"She felt no remorse for drawing blood. In the context of their relationship, it had its place."
For Max and Laurel, nothing is off limits when they meet in room 553. Their illicit affair is exhilarating, passionate—and dangerous.
Driven as much by compulsion as pleasure, Max can't stop. His mistress is Jesus on the streets, and Satan in the sack. But when things take a sharp and sudden turn for the worse, he finds himself ensnared in a trap of his own making.
Under heavy scrutiny by the police and the media, Max is hailed as a cold and evasive womanizer. He made mistakes, to be sure. But does that make him a killer?
Unnerving and addictive, Room 553 is a vivid and sensual psychological thriller that weaves a story of cruelty, reckless desire, and blind, bloody justice.
Praise for Room 553
"King successfully constructs a teetering house of cards precariously stacked with lies, which threatens to topple at any moment. Suspense lovers will devour this deliciously duplicitous read, which is chock-full of twists, turns, lust, greed, and dishonesty."
"King writes with a cool detachment and unflinching emotional honesty that takes your breath away."
"Riveting. King excels at taking the reader to the darkest places in the human psyche."
"Sharp. Stunning. A suspenseful, downright scary page-turner."
"King does it again. Another perfect dark pleasure delivered seamlessly."
"Fierce, and deeply felt."
"Haunting and compulsive, artsy and edgy. Cancel your plans, because you'll finish this addictive novel in one sitting."
"Room 553 pulls you in and doesn't let go. It's the perfect gripping thriller."
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Excellent thriller. Another winner from Britney King. She keeps you guessing until the end.
I was hooked with little interesting details and strange stories....read for awhile waiting for the details to all come together...and then BOOM! Fun read. I recommend it if you like psychological thrillers and other work by this author.
Intense... can’t wait to see what she writes next.
I don’t think I will ever tire of reading a psychological thriller by Britney King.
I always enjoy the way she starts her books, especially this one with its Forward. Overall I enjoyed this story. These characters and the story line were intense. I am excited to see what Mrs. King comes up with next
When I was reading this book I was thinking how would King throw a twist in this story, what areas of this story do I need to take more notes, thinking that maybe I could decipher how this story would end before I got to that part. Yes I was able to figure out 1 piece of the puzzle, but I literally was not able to see the full picture till it was all laid before me.
Well Mrs. King, well done.