Rory Moore Returns

“Multiple intertwining storylines keep the pacing brisk and the tension high throughout.

—Publisher's Weekly  

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From the Bestselling Novel
Some Choose Darkness 

"Best Books of August."

—Apple Books    

Available Now!

07.28.20 

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BR, AU, and US Editions 

“Charlie Donlea is a superb psychological suspense writer.”
—Seattle Book Review

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“Charlie Donlea’s latest bristles with intrigue and suspense. . . . [R]eminiscent of Jeffrey Deaver’s work, especially his Lincoln Rhyme novels, and Stephen King’s excellent Bill Hodges trilogy.”
Mystery Scene Magazine, Hank Wagner

"12 Novels Featuring Protagonists on the Autism Spectrum."

—Library Journal   

"Charlie Donlea’s newest thriller is a sensationally creepy  novel, a gruesome and bloodcurdling mystery that will SHOCK you to your core.” 

—(AU) Better Reading   

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Brazil: Coming Oct. 5, 2020

"Never Leave Alone"

Compre na Pré-Venda: Nunca Saia Sozinho
— Charlie Donlea  5 outubro 2020

 

 The Suicide House 

 A Rory Moore and Lane Phillips Novel (Book #2)

 Peppermill, IN  

June 21, 2019

Elite Westmont Prep 

Boarding School  

nestled on the banks of Lake Michigan 

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A chilling murder 

is at the heart of this riveting new novel from acclaimed author Charlie Donlea, featuring forensic reconstructionist
Rory Moore and her
psychologist partner,
Lane Phillips.

 Coming 07.28.20

The Suicide House 

Available in hardcover, e-book, and audio formats 

 
 

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The Suicide House 

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Charlie Donlea’s brilliant investigator Rory Moore returns in The Suicide House, which will be published July  28, 2020 by Kensington Books.  

When two students are horrifically murdered just outside the grounds of their exclusive prep school, Rory sets out to solve the case and tracks her efforts by recording a podcast (which you can listen to here or below). See the stunning cover and read on for an exclusive excerpt. 

—BookPage 

The Suicide House Podcast by Charlie Donlea.  Follow Charlie on Soundcloud 

On Sale Now
07.28.20


  

Inside the Walls  

 

Of Indiana’s elite
Westmont Preparatory
High School,

expectations run high and
rules are strictly enforced. 
 

In the Woods   

 

Beyond the manicured campus and playing fields sits

an abandoned boarding house

that is infamous among Westmont’s students

as a late-night hangout.
 

Here Only One
Rule Applies

 

 

Don't let your candle go out—

unless you want the

Man in the Mirror
to find you. . . .
 

One Year Ago  

 

Two students were killed there in a grisly slaughter.

The case has since become the

focus of a hit podcast,

The Suicide House.
 

Why are they Returning? 

 

Though a teacher was convicted of the murders,
mysteries
and questions remain.

 The most urgent among them is

why so many students who survived that horrific night

have returned to the boarding house. . . 

To Kill Themselves​
 

The Podcast 

 

​Rory, an expert in reconstructing
cold cases is working on

The Suicide House podcast

with Lane, recreating the night of the killings

in order to find answers that have

eluded the school, the town, and the police. 

But the more  

They learn about the troubled students,

the chillingly stoic culprit,

and a dangerous game gone tragically wrong,

the more convinced they become that something 

Sinister Is Still Happening 
 

Inside Westmont Prep 

 

The game hasn’t ended.

It thrives on secrecy and silence.

And for its players,

 

—or to survive. . . 
 

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there may be no way to win 

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PRESS KIT 

The Suicide House

The Suicide

House

 

Stay tuned here for  teasers leading up to 

the novel's release date.

 

Journal Entries

One-Six 

Praise for

Charlie Donlea 

 


 
The Suicide House



 “...the book’s real strength is the idiosyncratic Rory, who suffers from OCD and is on the autism spectrum, deeply developed character readers can’t help rooting for. Hopefully, she’ll be back soon.”

—Publisher's Weekly  
 
 

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 Best Mystery Thrillers for Summer Reading 2020."

—Publisher's Weekly   

"Best Books of August."

—Apple Books    

“...Author Charlie Donlea’s compelling crime fighters are fascinating and endearing characters we loved spending time with. As the mystery deepens, things get grisly, but the repartee between Rory and Lane made us chuckle even when we were chilled to the bone."

—Apple Books Review  

“Charlie Donlea is a superb psychological suspense writer.”
—Seattle Book Review

“Charlie Donlea’s latest bristles with intrigue and suspense. . . . [R]eminiscent of Jeffrey Deaver’s work, especially his Lincoln Rhyme novels, and Stephen King’s excellent Bill Hodges trilogy.”
Mystery Scene Magazine, Hank Wagner


 
Some Choose Darkness


 
“In Donlea’s skillful hands, this story of obsession, murder, and the search for truth is both a compassionate character study and a compelling thriller.”

—Kirkus Reviews


 
“Engrossing. . . . Donlea smoothly mixes red herrings and genuine clues. Readers who relish a good puzzle will be rewarded.”

—Publishers Weekly


 
“Part 1970s serial-killer thriller and part contemporary Chicago crime novel, this deceptively quick read has something for everyone.”

—Booklist


 
“Suspense builds, clues mount and danger lurks seemingly everywhere as the story nimbly toggles between then and now in Donlea’s twisty-turny mystery.”

—Bookpage


 


 
 Don't Believe It

 
“You can’t blame Charlie Donlea if the ending of his novel makes your jaw drop. The title alone is fair warning that his characters are no more to be trusted than our initial impressions of them.”

—The New York Times Book Review


 
The Girl Who Was Taken
 
“A fast-moving page-turner. . . . Donlea skillfully maximizes suspense by juggling narrators and time all the way to the shocking final twists.”

—Publishers Weekly


 
Summit Lake 
 
 “Donlea keeps readers guessing throughout. The whodunit plot is clever and compelling . . . for fans of nonstop mysteries with a twist.”

—Library Journal


 

About the Author  

 

Charlie Donlea is the USA Today and International bestselling author of Summit Lake, The Girl Who Was Taken and Don't Believe It.  His most recent novel, Some Choose Darkness is available now and in paperback format.  His fifth novel, THE SUICIDE HOUSE, will be released on July 28, 2020, and available now.   

 

His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages across twenty countries. He resides in Chicago with his wife and two children.

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