Rule #1: Don’t Scream
Four years ago, Theresa Herrera’s ten-year-old son Rico was abducted. The police found little evidence and the case went cold. Theresa’s husband has told her to move on, but she won’t give up hope.

Rule #2: Don’t call the police
Today a mysterious woman invaded Theresa’s home and told her that Rico is alive. Theresa talks on the phone to a young man who is, without question, her son.

Rule #3: Don’t run. Don’t fight
The woman promises to reunite Theresa with Rico only if she will follow the rules. But it is the last rule that fills Theresa with horror . . .

Rule #4: Kill your husband and your son will live. . .
Malcolm Fletcher – a former FBI profiler and now the nation’s Most Wanted fugitive – arrives in Colorado to help Theresa and her husband find their son. But his arrival coincides with a dangerous and shocking twist in the case.

Barely surviving his first encounter with a suspect, Fletcher embarks on his own secret investigation, with the police just behind him every step of the way.

Join Fletcher on his hunt and discover Chris Mooney’s charismatic new series character in one of this year’s most impressive new thriller series. Behind every door in The Killing House, death awaits you . . .

RELEASED: August 16, 2012

AVAILABLE FORMAT(S): Kindle / Paperback

PUBLISHER: Penguin Publishing Group

Publisher: ‎ Penguin (16 Aug. 2012)
Language: ‎ English
File size: ‎ 1144 KB
Text-to-Speech: ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader: ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting: ‎ Enabled
X-Ray: ‎ Enabled
Word Wise: ‎ Enabled
Print length: ‎ 336 pages
Best Sellers Rank: 116,406 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)

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  • 14,515 in Mysteries (Kindle Store)



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