The Black Room, Part One: In The Black Room

The Black Room Part One In The Black Room FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE UK HORROR BESTSELLER THE STONE MAN COMES A NEW MYSTERY TO UNRAVELWhat Is The Black Room There are hangovers there are bad hangovers and then there s waking up inside some

  • Title: The Black Room, Part One: In The Black Room
  • Author: Luke Smitherd
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE UK 1 HORROR BESTSELLER, THE STONE MAN , COMES A NEW MYSTERY TO UNRAVELWhat Is The Black Room There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there s waking up inside someone else s head Thirty something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this exact dilemma when he wakes to find finds himself trapped inside The Black Room a spFROM THE AUTHOR OF THE UK 1 HORROR BESTSELLER, THE STONE MAN , COMES A NEW MYSTERY TO UNRAVELWhat Is The Black Room There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there s waking up inside someone else s head Thirty something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this exact dilemma when he wakes to find finds himself trapped inside The Black Room a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its centre Through this screen he is shown the world of his female host, Minnie.How did he get there What has happened to his life And how can he exist inside the mind of a troubled, fragile, but beautiful woman with secrets of her own Uncertain whether he s even real or if he is just a figment of his host s imagination, Charlie must enlist Minnie s help if he is to find a way out of The Black Room, a place where even the light of the screen goes out every time Minnie closes her eyesPart one of a thrilling three part novel, The Black Room, Part One In The Black Room starts with a bang and doesn t let go Each answer only leads to another mystery in a story guaranteed to keep the reader on the edge of their seat.

    One thought on “The Black Room, Part One: In The Black Room”

    1. This strange sci-fi caught my attention because of its fantastic premise. Charlie Wilkes awakens one morning to find he is now just a presence inside someone else's head! That someone else is the troubled Minnie. Charlie and Minnie have to work together to find out what is going on. Is Charlie real or is he just a figment of Minnie's damaged mind? The concept was intriguing from the get go and luckily the whole story, as short as it was, was gripping. Both Charlie and Minnie were likeable charac [...]

    2. another fantastic story from my new favourite author! I won't give anything away in this review, other than that it left me dying to find out more! The two main characters are eminently relatable, reassuringly normal and immediately interesting. I honestly can't wait to see how they deal with this insane situation in which they find themselves.Luke Smitherd's books are all available on for ridiculously cheap prices and I can honestly say I've never read anything quite like them before. So go an [...]

    3. I Loved This Unique, Surreal Tale.What a great start to a story! Mr Smitherd is a new-to-me author but one I will be adding to my wish list. I found his writing style very easy to read; the pace of this opening installment was good with a nice balance of mystery, tension and humour. I enjoyed getting to know our two main characters, Charlie and Minnie; how their personalities and secrets were revealed as the story progresses.This installment, of course, ends in a major cliffhanger. I usually dro [...]

    4. I thought this book was brilliant. Very original and such a page turner. Sometimes I was mostly frustrated because I couldn't guess the outcome! Im a reader who is very much constantly trying to work out how a story will end, and i really didn't see this ending coming. A few times Smitherd could have taken the story down a few different avenues and maybe some people would find this frustrating but for me it kept me on my toes. And I loved this book for that. The love just seems to burst from thi [...]

    5. Another mind-bending book from Mr. Smitherd. The book style is Mr. Smitherd typical story telling, you can never predict what happens next which is a fantastic alternative to today's mostly commercial "best sellers" with serial releases targeted at fulfilling a contract term or what have you.I do see some similarity to Blake Crouch, another somewhat of a new comer, give or take, however, Luke does have his unique style.Keep up the good work. Your work just keeps getting better.

    6. Luke Smitherd could become on of my favorite authors. Smitherd drew me in with the first few paragraphs of this first of four part story. It appears that Smitherd likes writing about the Human Situation (or perhaps its not the Human situation but that of the paranormal). Charlie meets Minnie when he wakes up after a night on the town. However, his surrounds have changed. He's not where he thought he was, he actually doesn't know where he is, and I might add its dark and quite. Then all of a sudd [...]

    7. Strange but awesome When I was first reading this book I was a little confused but it made me want to read more to find out what was happening.This book is about a guy named Charlie who is trapped inside someone's mind, who he finds out the mind belongs to a woman name minnie, they try and figure out how he got into her mind and how to sort it out.I really enjoyed this book, it was different from books I have read before and I liked that.The writing style was lovely as I could picture everything [...]

    8. Brilliant.This is the first book I have read by Luke Smitherd and what a great read it was. To be honest when i started reading it i didn't even know what the story was about - which is often the best way to enjoy a good read. Let everything be a surprise. Its a completely original concept, and the pace of the story as you (and they) try to make sense of what has happened to Charlie and Minnie really works. I'm looking forward to reading the following parts of the book and catching up on his oth [...]

    9. When I was first reading this book I was a little confused but it made me want to read more to find out what was happening.This book is about a guy named Charlie who is trapped inside someone's mind, who he finds out the mind belongs to a woman name minnie, they try and figure out how he got into her mind and how to sort it out.I really enjoyed this book, it was different from books I have read before and I liked that.The writing style was lovely as I could picture everything and piece together [...]

    10. The premise and story are good but I felt that because it is the first of 4 parts (I think ?) it ended too soon for me , I understand the premise and I guess it has done its job because I do want to read the next part to find out what happens next, it just left me with no answers and wanting more. Still it was a freebie off so I can't moan too much. This is my 2nd Luke Smitherd book after The Stone Man, I like his writing style, ideas and sarcastic humourworth checking out.

    11. Luke has an amazing ability to capture your attention and take you on a memorable journey. In the darkness thats were you'll know me pulls you in from the first sentence and it keeps you turning the pages until your done. When it's over, you'll wish you had more of it to read! It is genuinely an engaging, unique and intelligent story! I could go on and on about this book and Luke's other books, I suggest you read them!

    12. This is an interesting idea for a book. poor Charlie is having a real bad day when he wakes up inside the body of a woman.What he calls the black room of her mind. Minnie Cooper is at first surprised and skeptical, but as the day progresses, she realizes that something strange is indeed going on. The ending of this short novel leaves the reader hanging a little, but I guess that's where the next book comes into play. good job on a very interesting story.

    13. I don't want to give any details about the plot of this book away, as I don't want to spoil another readers enjoyment.What I will say it this book is very clever, and fantastically enjoyable, so much so that I've already bought the next part as I want more answers!! I love a book that keeps my brain ticking, and this book has done just that.Very well written, 5 stars!

    14. Can't get why some people are giving this a negative review for being too short or uninteresting it's a FREE part 1 of a 4 stage novel. I found the concept very original and it pulled me in. Part's 2, 3 and 4 are equally brilliant (although Part 3 was my favourite) and on my Kindle they were only GBP 1.99 each. I enjoyed the story and the ending (of Part 4) excellent.

    15. Another great story from Luke Smitherd. Interesting, original, and well written. Have to wait until May 1 to get part 2, which is nice because at least its soon, but not nice because i want to know what happens next NOW :)

    16. Another great read!Another great read!Just finished Part 1 and waiting for Part 2 to download. I love this story and can't wait to read more! The characters are great, and as in The Stone Man their thoughts are so descriptive which I find very interesting.

    17. this was just a strange read, but it was strangely exciting and absolutely hilarious at time! it's set in England and has a lot of English humour so probably wouldn't be as good for foreign readers but I definitely reccomend!!

    18. read about half, didnt finish. weak writing style. slang & name droping was annoying and not recognizable. story could be interesting but all this made me barley care to find out. expected more from this author.

    19. An absolutely fantastic read (or listen)This book was amazing, it swooped me right up and had me gripped, I cannot recommend it enough. It will have you thinking and questioning your existence and importance.I am looking forward to the other parts. Fantastic.

    20. Free Download, I was hooked from the very first page. An unusual subject matter, that has left me guessing how it will all conclude. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

    21. Excellent! That's all I can say. See for yourselves! I don't like spoilers so I'm not saying anything else!

    22. This sucked me in - and I enjoyed the mystery. The writing, however, was not good - really needs a good editor.

    23. Pretty interesting concept and I did like the two main characters. Frustrated that this book ended where it did but I suppose I'm hooked enough to read the next instalment!

    24. Very interesting! much so that I'll buy the rest to see what happens. Easy to read. Descriptions make the scenes easy to "see"!

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