Panic Room by Robert Goddard

Panic Room

Sometimes the danger is on the inside ...High on a Cornish cliff sits a vast uninhabited mansion. Uninhabited except for Blake, a young woman of dubious background, secretive and alone, currently acting as housesitter.The house has a panic room. Cunningly concealed, steel lined, impregnable - and apparently closed from within. Even Blake doesn't know it's there. She's too busy being on the run from life, from a story she thinks she's escaped.But ...

Details Panic Room

TitlePanic Room
Release DateMar 22nd, 2018
PublisherBantam Press
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Crime

Reviews Panic Room

  • Paromjit
    This is my first encounter with Robert Goddard, and he has written a wonderfully tense and suspenseful ecological techno thriller, set primarily in Cornwall, although there is a fair degree of action in London and Switzerland. Estate agent Don Challenor has just been let go at work, and unexpectedly his ex-wife, lawyer Fran, has a temporary well paid assignment that she offers him. Her client, Mona Jackson, wants to sell a huge uninhabited luxury...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Panic Room is the first book I have read by Robert Goddard and the cover and blurb intrigued me. A panic room that should be open, but is closed and no one knows what's inside, together with a mystery woman who is hiding out at the house. I just knew I had to read the book.Panic Room is a book that not really lived up to my expectations, sure it's an interesting book, with a great mystery, but I found myself not really engrossed in the story and ...
  • Kate
    Robert Goddard is the master of thrillers and he has excelled himself with Panic Room. I was gripped and could not put it down! What is in the panic room? I HAD TO KNOW! A review will follow shortly on For Winter Nights.
  • Lynette
    What a boring novel! Sounded great and I got up to around page 100 and it just wasn't doing anything for me. Would love to know what happened to Blake and what was in the panic room but even those two factors couldn't keep me going .... life is too short to read uninteresting books!
  • Blue50p
    Most of the book is almost as good as the early Rober Goddard books but it is totally let down by an unbelievebly poor ending.
  • Colin Mitchell
    Robert Goddard has been a long term favourite author. This thriller is just that. Don Challenor recently sack from his job as an estate agent in London and is hired by his ex wife Fran, a solicitor, to go to Cornwall and prepare details of a house called Wortalleth West. On the face of things this appears a straight forward, well paid assignment. That is until he meets the housekeeper and discovers a discrepancy on the measurements.Is the owner q...
  • Sherrie
    Just ok, a bit of a rollercoaster, but i got a bit fed up with it in places and couldnt wait for the end. Very far fetched as well.
  • Thebooktrail
    Just got this but I again had one of those mornings where I was up dead early to phone abroad and so I read this whilst waiting. It woke me up for sure! A house on a cliff in Cornwall with something akin to a panic room inside, maybe something in it, the owner unknown, the housesitter a bit of a character and a dubious estate agent.....I normally read novels set in Cornwall that involve men on horses, romantic tales or historical reads so this wa...
  • dluvsbooks
    About the Author: “Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-your-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting.” Okay, there you have it folks! Nothing more needs to be said!
  • Ann
    Ronduit slecht
  • Paul
    Panic Room – Not Goddard’s finest but still a goody!Panic Room, in my opinion is not his finest work, but in saying that it is still above the attempts of many crime writers. What to me, does not make it his finest, it starts too slowly, seems rushed at the end and the two female protagonists is never fully exposed or explained.While I think the ending was rushed I also had the feeling of get real there is no way that could happen. It was a l...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishers for a review copy of Panic Room, a stand alone thriller set mostly in Cornwall.Don Challenor is asked to go to Cornwall and assess millionaire Jack Harkness's home with a view to selling it. There he meets the house sitter, Blake, who is upset to learn that the house is to be sold. While measuring up Don discovers what he assumes to be a hidden panic room except the door i...
  • Mike
    I've only ever come across one other Goddard story, when I listened to it on audio; I can't now remember which one it was. So I haven't had much to do with his novels before. This one is told from two points of view almost continually (a third character occasionally gets a chance to lead the way). Don has recently lost his job as a real estate agent - the high end kind. A young woman, Blake, is the sort-of housekeeper of a huge house in Cornwall,...
  • Under Milkwood
    What's that old adage, it's all about the journey not the destination. Well I guess that it is applicable to many things in life, but when it comes to the world of Books and Films, can we really forgive a crap denouement after a 'thumping good' story. As a devoted Robert Goddard reader for the past twenty years, there's only been a few occasions when I have considered that he has dropped his bundle.Panic Room is a case in point. From the outset, ...
  • Jane Watson
    4.5 actually. Another great book from Robert Goddard although I haven't read any of his for ages. I felt he kind of lost his way in the World trilogy and didn't find those particuarly interesting, but after some time he has come back with a good one. The story was a little tenuous at the beginning, but I warmed to the characters fairly quickly and as always the story moves on apace with layers upon layers of twists and turns which keep you wantin...
  • Edwin Baeyens
    Robert Goddard is without any doubt one of my favourite mystery writers. Some of his books (especially the earlier ones) feature high in my best-novels-ever list. But his glory years are over - have been for quite some time. Most of his more recent novels set up an intriguing mystery, but fail to deliver. The same goes for "Panic Room". I didn't think the characters were really engaging and the plot was a bit far-fetched for my taste.Ultimately, ...
  • Stargazer
    i was interested for a while but by the end i was pretty bored with it.
  • Helen Louise
    A good read...quite exciting...and thought provoking when the subject is finally revealed!
  • Julie
    Average .. well worth reading but not riveting. There was too much getting to the point and not enough exploring of the reasons .. relationships between characters sort of 'hung' at the end but not in a good way they were done with so we just leave them now. The end was disappointing.
  • Stephen Brankin
    Not his best, mediocre
  • Jennyh
    The race is on – who will be the first to open the panic room and what will they find inside?The characters are numerous, the plot twisted and the chapters count down to zero. The suspense builds up layer by layer but lost my attention mid-way through. Maybe the book could have been a little shorter and the ending less abrupt but all round not the authors worst but not his best either.
  • Kath
    I am not sure what drew me to this author many years ago when I first discovered him and devoured his back catalogue. But I am glad for whatever that something was as I have never been disappointed. He has a way about him. Not only the stories he tells but the way he tells them just brings the whole book to life for me. Even given the sheer quantity of books I read, I'm pretty sure that if I made a best top ten ever reads list at least one, proba...
  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    Panic Room has a catchy synopsis and a cover to die for!!!! Seriously, that cover is intense! It really sets the scene for a psychological/thriller type novel.Whilst this novel is a psychological thriller and will have you screaming ‘What or who is in the damn panic room?’. It is so much more than I first thought! A twisty ending that almost beat Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, yep it is that twisty! Obviously of a different style. I wou...
  • Sandra Danby
    ‘Panic Room’ by Robert Goddard starts in the voice of someone unnamed, someone who feels safe in a beautiful, calm place, who wants to stay there forever but who knows that is unrealistic. It made me ask so many questions: who is the speaker, where is this safe place and why isn’t it forever?It’s a while before we learn the identity of the first speaker. We are next introduced to Don Challenor, an ordinary middle-aged bloke, an estate age...
  • Hilma
    Dit boek is fantastisch! Volgens Trouw kan je als je eenmaal begint aan een boek van Robert Goddard niet meer stoppen. Dat kan ik beamen!Het boek Panic Room is een rollercoaster. Pas op het laatste moment is er een ontknoping, en een die ik niet zag aankomen.Het verhaal begint als een makelaar de opdracht krijgt om een verlaten landhuis in Cornwall te taxeren, te fotograferen en op te meten voor de verkoop. Alleen is het landhuis niet verlaten en...
  • Sheila
    Two to three stars. Give the author the benefit of the doubt. Don Challenor is asked to value a unique property by his lawyer ex wife in Cornwall owned by the CEO of Harkness Drugs. And so starts the mystery. He meets Blake the live in cleaner and in measuring the property notes a discrepancy, investigates and finds what he thinks is a panic room behind a mirror in the master bedroom.Meanwhile the US is trying to extradite Harness for financial i...
  • Vera VB
    Jack Harkness verdient bakken geld met zijn farmaceutisch bedrijf. Maar waar geld is, zijn kapers en is veel misnoegdheid en jaloezie. Hij wordt verdacht van fraude en is in afwachting van een proces. De tijd tot het proces mag hij in vrijheid afwachten mits het dragen van een electronische enkelband. Zijn vrouw heeft de echtscheiding aangevraagd en wil hun villa in Cornwall verkopen. Makelaar Don Challenor wordt door zijn ex gevraagd het huis te...
  • Gordon Mcghie
    Panic Room is a book riddled with mysteries, the biggest being why would someone need a panic room in their house?Jack Harkness is in a whole lot of trouble, his business and reputation are in tatters and the vultures are circling for his cash and assets. His luxury Cornish home is held in the name of his wife (who is no longer on the scene) and she has decided to sell it. The book opens with estate agent Don Challenor being asked to travel from ...
  • Andy Wormald
    This is a high octane thriller of the highest quality full of mystery and sinister goings on. Be prepared to go on a helter skelter of a read with twists and turns to match as you career down to the ending.Sent by his ex wife and lured by earning an easy £2000 to appraise a house in Cornwall, estate agent Don Challoner is about to be drawn into a world full of intrigue. Upon arrival he soon meets part time house sitter Blake, but as with a lot o...
  • Brian Williams
    "Panic Room" is a suspense story set mostly in present day Cornwall and London. There's an intricate storyline with several intriguing characters, one of which is a practising witch. The story gets off to a slow start, but that allows for the creation of a foreboding atmosphere. It's not too long before you realize that this is not going to end well for all concerned. Of course the biggest mystery is what is actually going on in the panic room. T...