Chatroom with a View is the first thriller that I wanted to review with spooky season in mind. The synopsis made it sound dark and atmospheric. It sounded like the perfect way to start collecting new Halloween recommendations. While it wasn’t a favorite of mine, I think some people could find a new favorite in this. Let’s get to it.
Is the murder gene hereditary? Chatroom with a View explores that by following the life of Troy Cullen’s dysfunctional family. Troy is trying to hold it together and keep his family from the public eye. But when his girlfriend become pregnant his life spirals out of control exposing the killer gene that Veronica stumbled across.
My Thoughts on Chatroom with a view
When I first started Chatroom with a View I didn’t think I would enjoy it. The writing style didn’t click with me and the author kept using odd repetitive metaphors. But I could tell the story had good bones.
Once the action started, I acclimated to the writing style and knew things were going to get better. As the character went further into his descent the odd way of speaking began to make a lot more sense.
Chatroom with a View is dark, very dark, but I don’t mind that. Plus, I loved watching Troy slowly descend into madness. He is not likable at all, but I love a good villain origin story, and this gave me what I wanted. I’m glad I stuck with this one because I ended up enjoying it.
My Rating: 3/5