“I am not often surprised by the ending of a good police procedural because the evidence as it accumulates usually points to the murderer. And when I am surprised I often feel like I was manipulated to believe it was someone else. Well, I was totally surprised by the ending of In The Dark but I didn’t feel manipulated in the least. DI Adam Fawley and his team collected evidence and put it together like pieces of a puzzle until they had a picture of the crime and then they found an odd piece, and all bets were off. You are left asking yourself why the pieces don’t fit. Then then do great police work and find more pieces but now you are not even sure what the picture should look like. I loved learning more about Adam Fawley and his back story and loved the look at how difficult it must be to be the head of a squad with lots of egos and infighting over who gets credit for what find. This one truly had me guessing until they put all of the pieces in order. Even the epilogue had a nice surprise! I loved the change in voices for the interruptions of the local news programs and the emails and texts that were interspersed. It was most effective at giving an overall picture of what the police and public were thinking at different points in the story.”
Nancy, Fiction Addiction
A page-turning suspense novel about the shocking secrets revealed when a woman is discovered held captive behind a basement wall--and it turns out no one is who they appear to be
Do you know what they're hiding in the house next door?
A woman is found locked in a basement, barely alive, unidentifiable: the woman can't speak, there are no missing persons reports that match their profile, and the confused, elderly man who owns the house claims he has never seen them before. The inhabitants of the quiet street are in shock--how could this happen right under their noses? But Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows nothing is impossible. And no one is as innocent as they seem.
As the police grow desperate for a lead, DI Fawley stumbles across a breakthrough, a link to a case he worked years before about another young woman and child gone missing, never solved. When he realizes the missing woman's house is directly adjacent to the house in this case, he thinks he might have found the connection that could bring justice for both women. But there's something not quite right, and the truth will send shockwaves through the force that Fawley never could have anticipated.
A deeply unsettling, heart-stopping novel about long-buried secrets and the monsters who hide in plain sight, In the Dark will have you double checking your locks and racing through the pages late into the night. The second gripping novel in the DI Adam Fawley series.