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‘The thing is, Detective…
If you believe in God, you’ve got to believe in the Devil.’

Deepest winter. Darkest Philadelphia.

A murder shocks the frozen city – the most spectacular homicide in its 300-year-old history: an ex-cop has been lured to the basement of an abandoned chapel, wrapped in barbed wire – and kept alive for ten days.

Twenty-four hours after the discovery, Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano find another victim in another church, encased in a pristine block of ice.

Someone is transforming the city’s cathederals into killing rooms, someone who is determined to raise hell on earth.

Packed with ingenious twists and relentless excitement, The Killing Room is a novel of blistering thrills and heart-stopping suspense.


The crescendo delivers with phenomenal force which can leave your mouths agape as you close the book. It's immensely satisfying . . . a wonderful spin on the crime fiction genre. This book is relentless
The Novel Reviewer
Scary good! Montanari expertly weaves a mesmerizing tale of devillish killer stalking a city's abandoned churches and stoking its innermost fears. You will leave the lights on, long after finishing this book
Lisa Gardner
Killer thriller . . . there's a whiff of hellfire and brimstone in the air when a sadistic killer stalks the streets of Philadelphia in this bone-numbing thriller . . . suprises waiting round every cobwebbed corner . . . Byrne and Balzano make a great cop duo
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
A master of the pulse-pounding novel of suspense
Good Book Guide