The Green Room
Written by Faith Mortimer
Reviewed by Author Roy Murry
A well-known axiom is “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” In Ms. Mortimer’s The Green Room, her protagonist Ella doesn’t know that her enemy is closer than one might believe.
Ella is living in an area where a serial killer is roaming. As a nurse in a local hospital, she tends to the sick and the physical pain that humans create. Her leisure time is with family, friends, and her boyfriend, who happens to be a police officer in search of the killer.
Ella’s knowledge of the events surrounding the rapes and her imagination leads to some interesting results. Her detective work uncovers information where two men are under investigation by her boyfriend.
The killer-rapist is close at hand; she knows. Convinced that the man who she just slept with and lived in the same building is the killer, she runs to the police officer. Then the truth comes out.
Faith Mortimer keeps the reader on edge throughout this thriller. Her character’s, especially Ella, are down to earth people caught up at the moment which leads the reader to believe the character’s conclusions.
When reading the prose, you feel the same as Ms. Mortimer’s characters. But when the ending arrives, and all revealed the astute reader could only say one thing, “Wow, I missed that.”
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