Tuesday, November 18, 2014

REVIEW: The Gray Room

The Gray Room 1:
The Gray Room
Vick Junior

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense
Publication date: 6.23.2014
Pages: 67

Recommended by: Read 2 Review
Date read: 11.16.2014

Summary:  Jacob is a lonely and troubled individual who simply allows life to pass him by.  He has no ambition,  can't hold a job, and has a sloppy, out of shape appearance.  He allows his older brother Joseph to push him around, making him do and say things he never would on his own strength.  What you don't realize is that Jacob and Joseph live in one body - Jacob's.
            One day Jacob runs into a very handsome, young, successful, wealthy man named Chandler.  Immediately, Chandler caught Joseph's attention.  He had everything that Joseph wanted.  Women, money, power and looks.  The complete opposite of his brother Jacob.  Joseph's thoughts begin to overcome Jacob and soon he begins to take over his body as well.  Joseph had to devise a plan to become Chandler one way or another.  He wouldn't stop or let anyone stand in his way - not even death ... Not even Jacob.  Joseph wanted Chandler's life so bad, he did the unthinkable.

This is another one of those loved-the-cover things.  And the book description really caught my attention - it is completely different from everything else I've ever read before.  

Jacob's dead brother, Joseph, lives in his head.  He criticizes Jacob and his life, tells him what to do - and sometimes even takes over.  When Joseph meets Chandler, nothing Jacob can do will stop Joseph from what he wants - to be Chandler.

This is such a fun short story, one I definitely recommend to people who like psychological thrillers, and an author I'm going to be keeping my eye on.  I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.

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