BLOG TOUR: The Binding Room by Nadine Matheson

Title: The Binding Room by Nadine Matheson
Published by: HQ
Publication date: 7th July 2022
Genre: Crime & Thriller
Amazon UK


In this room, no one can hear you scream…

The Serial Crimes Unit are called in to investigate when a local pastor is found stabbed to death. As DI Henley assesses the crime scene, she discovers a hidden door that conceals a room set up for torture – and bound to the bed in the middle of the room is the body of a man.

When another body is found, also tied down, Henley realises there’s someone out there torturing innocent people and leaving them for dead. But why?

There’s nothing that connects the victims. They didn’t know each other. Their paths never crossed. But someone has targeted them, and it’s up to Henley and the SCU to stop them before they find another binding room…

My review:

The Binding Room is another excellent thriller from Nadine Matheson, with a chilling investigation that had me hooked from the start.

I really liked how complex this case was as Henley makes some pretty shocking discoveries about the victim. It actually made it more interesting what they uncover because you can see Henley struggling to focus on the fact that he’s a victim and that there’s a murderer still out there. Even the rest of her team struggle to keep their emotions in check. It’s a very disturbing case overall and I can’t say I’ve read anything quite like it before. It’s very gruesome at times and has some really disturbing characters. 

The urgency of the case also had me on the edge of my seat. As more bodies are found, Henley and her team are racing against the clock to find the killer. I definitely felt that urgency throughout and I had a sense of dread for the majority of it. I thoroughly enjoyed the cat and mouse game that took place in The Jigsaw Man and was looking forward to seeing where the story would go next. However, it’s clear that the characters are still haunted by those events and they can’t forget what happened. I did appreciate how the characters hadn’t moved on and we were able to see how it still affected their day-to-day lives. It made them feel more realistic and I’ve honestly become so attached to them.

After having read two incredibly fantastic and full-on twisty reads from Matheson, I cannot wait to see what Henley and her team face next!

A huge thank you to HQ for sending me a copy of this book for review and for inviting me to take part in the blog tour! You can listen to an audio extract from The Binding Room below:

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