Jeffrey Mariotte Day 5

What are people saying about Jeffrey J. Mariotte’s new thriller, Empty
Rooms, from WordFire Press?

Reader/Reviewers on Amazon agree—5 stars!
“Crime fiction can be a tricky genre to stand out in. A clever writer can
come up with a great puzzle and send his or her readers scurrying through
the pages looking to solve it before the last page is turned. A solid writer can
turn in a great work of character that gives us multi-dimensional characters
in an intriguing and well-defined setting but often spends so much time
building said characters and scenery that the mystery at the core of the story
is routine and even predictable. It is the masters - Connelly, Crais, Burke,
Chandler, and others - who give us both. In Empty Rooms Mariotte gives us
both - two complex, often surprising men descending into hell to catch a
dangerous and sick predator. He brings alive his settings - Detroit rises from
the pages in all its filth and tragedy, and the other places the detectives travel
to in their search come alive as well. Even the predator is drawn in precise
brushstrokes - his motives and plan are not a revelation per se, but scenes
from his perspective do not suffer from "twirling mustache syndrome" and
really do bring understanding of how this pedophile's mind works. Mariotte
wastes no words or time - everything in the book is important and never

“If you are looking for a criminal chase thriller you will really enjoy this
book. If you also happen to like philosophical flavor and undercurrent to the
main story, you will love this book. I hope we get more novels in this series.
As I finished the last page, I wanted more. For me there is no greater praise
for a book then that.”

“Mariotte delves into some of the darkest corners of human behavior, and
does so with a depth and reality that is truly chilling. But through it all, he
gives us two heroes to hold on to, lean on, hide behind, and tremble with,
and by the end, you'll be ready for another ride, and if we're lucky, one will
come soon!”

“This was a very satisfying novel to read. Excellent writing, great secondary
themes and a great finish make this a must read for dark fiction fans.”

And the superstars of thriller writing love it, too:
“Empty Rooms is as good and moving as a thriller can be.  Keenly observed and deftly
written, it’s something you’ll want on your shelf as long as you have one.  Mariotte’s
characters come off the page at you, and through them, the author spins a tale truly of our
time.  I couldn’t put this one down.”
--T. Jefferson Parker
 Author of The Jaguar and The Border Lords

“Empty Rooms is a searing, no-holds barred journey into darkness. Jeffrey J. Mariotte
knows the key is character, character, character and has delivered a story about men who
relentlessly work the case at the same time the case works them. I was pulled in from the
start on this one and it never let up. I highly recommend it.”
--Michael Connelly
Author of The Black Box and The Gods of Guilt

Empty Rooms online:
Barnes & Noble

1 comment:

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