"A double dose of horror that will chill you to the bone! The twists and turns in this story are so well-paced they punch you in the gut ... like Dean Koontz, John Saul, and Stephen King combined. Yes, LaFlamme is THAT good..."
- Betty Dravis, author of "1106 Grand Boulevard" and "Millennium Babe: The Prophecy."
"...a compelling scenario that will both pull at your heart strings and chill your blood. The Pink Room is one of those books you won’t like to read alone at night."
- Mayra Calvani, Armchair Interviews
"...the story becomes a virtual thrill ride starting right from the first page of The Pink Room which doesn't let up until the book is finished and closed. LaFlamme writes a well-paced, descriptive, riveting narrative you will not want to put down. He has done a masterful job of combining actual scientific theory, spine-tingling chills, nail-biting suspense, realistic characters, a dash of wry humor, and even a slight nod to that other well-known Maine author. The Pink Room is going right onto my list of horror favorites."
- Tracee Gleichner, Upon Further Review
"Like Stephen King at his best, LaFlamme doesn't stop at visual terror. He takes us inside the diseased minds of the most psychologically intriguing characters I've ever seen. "
- David Griffiths, Twin City Times
"I hate to compare LaFlamme with Stephen King, because no doubt everyone and their brother does, both of them being from Maine. However, it must be said: Like Stephen King, Mark LaFlamme is a devoted student of the human condition. It shows in his writing. Honest. Gripping. Intriguing."
- Michelle Souliere - Strange Maine
"Wonderfully written and way too real for this scaredy cat."
- Holly Rahmlow
"It's full of shivers down your spine but the best one comes on the last page."
- Diane Fuller
"Once I began reading this novel, set in northern Maine, I could not put it down. I was struck by how quickly Laflamme's style of writing pulled me out of my world and into his."
- Dr. Keith Quattrocchi MD, PhD
"It's a horror story and a ghost story. But to me, it's also a love story."
- Susan Sharon, News Director, Maine Public Broadcast Network.
WOW, what a read!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grabbed me and never let me go ‘til the end!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a mind-boggling ending!!! Yeow!!! Can't stop using exclamation marks; help!!!!!!!!!!!!! So awesome. Anxiously awaiting your next book.
- Your "No. 1 Fan," Sue Levasseur
You scared the sh** out of me tonight! That little gray girl lisping..."You touched my stuff"...ha...thanks for the "good" scare! You have no idea how much I'm enjoying being scared! Thanks for the great story. Can't wait, yet, dread, getting to the end.
My sister-in-law sent me a copy of The Pink Room, I read it in one day and scared myself silly. Excellent, emotionally horrifying....I'm not a huge fan of this genre, typically stick to Koontz at the furthest, but this was wild. I particularly like the end......Buchanan has the right idea!
– Michele Nutwell, North Carolina
It's brilliant. Equal to much of what I've read from Stephen King, and superior to some. The characters are believable. The descriptions are flawless. I was there - at the house - and frankly, I forgot that I was reading. I was too caught up in the story. Oh...and did I say thought-provoking? Profound? Last line of the book - perfect. I know this, because when I read it, I stopped and thought about the ramifications of the line. Carried it through in my head and shivered. I am truly awed by LaFlamme’s talent. He has a gift - whether masses ever read the results, whether money is made or fame is achieved – he must use it. If he has more of this type of thing in him, and if there is any logic at all to the business of writing, he will not only succeed, he will succeed in a big way.
-Tina Morin, Lewiston
I just finished. WOW! I am speechless, this is a first. WOW, the ending was not what I was expecting AT ALL!!! It was really great. Kudos to you, I am so impressed.
-Gail Tarr, Auburn
The expectation of finding a greasy girl ghoul in the closet is something my overactive imagination is going to have to live with along with the spectre of Victor Pascow and his grinning, wrecked head floating down the hall at me last thing at night before I enter the bedroom alone in the dark. I assume you remember Victor from Pet Sematary. So what am I saying? I'm saying this…your book is damned good. It's hard to put down, It's going to stay with me (whether I want to or not!) and the fact that it has the same effect on me as a King novel is about the highest compliment I can think of to pay it. My only concern is for your safety if you find yourself stranded in Aroostook County and find yourself among folks who have read the book.
-Diane Fuller, Auburn
I wanted to share with you how much I enjoyed your book! It had me on the edge of my seat and I finished it in 2 days --- no mean feat considering I have 3 & 5 yr old daughters. I found Cain to be a likable main character and felt sympathetic to his heartbreaking loss of his wife. GREAT book! Keep 'em coming!!
-Brenda from Minot
If they make a movie of this terrifying book -- and they should -- I may never listen to Beethoven again!!!
Never have I seen a writer so fascinated by death and the world beyond. Edgar Allen would be proud. Proud and scared stiff!
We all have our demons, but we keep them inside. Not LaFlamme. He flaunts them in hideous detail. What a sick mind!!!
I have to say this, I have described the book to two of my closest buddies and we are all in agreement. This would make one hell of a movie. I am so serious. I thought about this all of last night and if someone doesn't pick this up and approach you about it once it has been out there circulating, I would be stunned. It really was excellent. Now that I have had a chance to let it sink in a little, I am even more in love with the book then when I first finished it, if that's even possible!!