Room 553 by Britney King
Thank you to the author for my free advance copy (as well as a signed finished copy!) in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Goodreads Synopsis: “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.
Review: If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers and you haven’t already checked out one of Britney King’s novels, you’re not doing bookstagram right.
She’s done it again folks, and it may be her best one yet! Room 553 is now tied for my favorite of hers along with The Replacement Wife. The Replacement Wife can be read as a stand alone, although I recommend you read the entire New Hope Church series to really appreciate King’s brilliance. So if you don’t want to commit to a trilogy, then Room 553 is the book for you! It’s less than 250 pages, which makes for a fast read, but it also packs a major punch.
I’m not a huge fan of reading on my iPad, but I started reading the digital copy and flew right through it because I had to know what happened. It’s got multiple perspectives, one of which includes journal entries, which is always a major win for me. She also piled on the twists, none of which I saw coming.
I don’t want to say too much for fear of giving anything away, but if you’ve been meaning to pick up one of Britney King’s books, make it this one! And what’s better than supporting another bookstagrammer?
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Hot Banana Press
Publication Date: June 20, 2019
Page Count: 222
Overall Rating: 5/5