Master of terrifying crime novels Richard Montanari, author of The Rosary Girls, returns with a standalone small-town thriller to make the hairs stand on the back of your neck
Richard Montanari's writing is both terrifying and lyrical, a killer combination - Tess Gerritsen
Montanari is fast becoming the master of murder macabre; no phantoms, no vampires, no supernatural forces at work in these thrilling crime novels, just terrifying, complex, compelling psychopaths who knock other fictional killers into a hangman's hat - Lancashire Evening Post
Taut, propulsive and darkly gripping, Montanari is a master of suspense - Chris Ewan
A sizzling story that will not only keep you turning the pages, but also provides the kind of tender note not usually found in a thriller as taut and exciting as The Killing Room - Mystery People
Richard Montanari was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a traditional Italian-American family. After university, he travelled extensively in Europe and lived in London.
Returning to the US, he started working as a freelance writer for The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The Seattle Times, and many others. He wrote his first book, Deviant Way, in 1996 and it won the OLMA for Best First Mystery. His novel Shutter Man was named a New York Times Crime Novel of the Year for 2016, and his books have now been published in more than twenty-five languages.