17 April 2024

The Chamber

By Will Dean


Ellen Brooke is a deep sea diver heading out to complete a job in the depths of the North Sea repairing oil pipelines. She knows she'll have to spend nearly a month sealed inside a hyperbaric chamber with five colleagues. Although the financial rewards are high, it's dangerous work. Everything goes according to plan until one of the divers is discovered critically ill in his bunk. Soon, another diver suffers the same fate. Desperate to prevent more deaths, what follows is a game of cat and mouse, sealed inside the chamber. . .  

This is yet another cracking thriller from talented author Will Dean. The action takes place inside a hyperbaric chamber, which, as you can imagine, creates the perfect claustrophobic atmosphere. Tension literally drips from every page making it a fantastic locked-room mystery. As the six divers begin to die one by one, the killer's identity and motive is unknown. Suspicion and paranoia are rife. The hyperbaric chamber can't be opened until decompression is complete. As the hours count down no one inside is safe.     


  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Publication Year: 2024
  • Author: Will Dean
  • Genre: Thriller


On a boat heading out into the North Sea, Ellen Brooke steels herself to spend almost a month locked inside a hyperbaric chamber with five other divers. They are all being paid handsomely for this work - to be lowered each day inside a diving bell to the sea bed, taking it in turns to dive down and repair oil pipes that lie in the dark waters. It is a close knit team and it has to be: any error or loss of trust could be catastrophic.

All is going to plan until one of the divers is found unresponsive in his bunk. He hadn't left the chamber. It will take four more days of decompression, locked away together, before the hatch can be opened. Four more days of bare steel, intrusive thoughts, and the constant struggle not to give way to panic. Mind games, exhaustion, suspicion, and, most of all, pressure. And if someone does unlock the door, everyone dies...

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