On Sale  7.25.20

The Suicide House

A Gripping and Brilliant Novel of Suspense

by Charlie Donlea

A forensic reconstructionist who exhibits mannerisms that pin her on the autism spectrum, Rory Moore possesses an uncanny ability to see what others don’t. Along with her partner, psychologist Lane Phillips, she’s called to a prestigious boarding school in Indiana to investigate the Westmount Prep Slaughters – and the bizarre string of survivor suicides that follow…in THE SUICIDE HOUSE.


Internationally bestselling author Charlie Donlea injects his emblematic jaw-dropping twists, sophisticated character development and electric prose into THE SUICIDE HOUSE, a haunting novel featuring forensic reconstructionist Rory Moore as she’s called upon to investigate the Westmount Prep School slaughters – and the bizarre string of survivor suicides that follow…

Inside the walls of Indiana’s elite Westmont Preparatory High School, expectations run high and rules are strictly enforced. But 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. 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.

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, there may be no way to win—or to survive…



Charlie Donlea is the critically acclaimed, USA Today and Indiebound bestselling author of Summit Lake, The Girl Who Was Taken, Don’t Believe It, Some Choose Darkness and The Suicide House. Praised for his “soaring pace, teasing plot twists” (Bookpage) and talent for writing an ending that “makes your jaw drop” (The New York Times Book Review), Donlea has been called a “bold new writer…on his way to becoming a major figure in the world of suspense” (Publishers Weekly). He was born and raised in Chicago, where he continues to live with his wife and two children. An avid golfer and baseball fan, he spends a part of each year fishing with his father in the far reaches of Canada, where the roads end and lakes are accessible only by floatplane.

Visit Charlie Donlea online at: www.CharlieDonlea.com

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