Chasing Darkness (a Taut Psychological Thriller)

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The most dangerous place to hide is in the dark...

A tough special-agent with the Department of Justice, and a dedicated single mother to her orphaned nephews, Samantha Chase is unbreakable. Until two women, both from the shadows of Sam's past, are discovered strangled. For Sam, the most unnerving detail is the eucalyptus branch tucked behind the victims' ears-the signature of a notorious serial murder already convicted and executed for his ...

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Overview

The most dangerous place to hide is in the dark...

A tough special-agent with the Department of Justice, and a dedicated single mother to her orphaned nephews, Samantha Chase is unbreakable. Until two women, both from the shadows of Sam's past, are discovered strangled. For Sam, the most unnerving detail is the eucalyptus branch tucked behind the victims' ears-the signature of a notorious serial murder already convicted and executed for his crimes.

To detective Nick Thomas, the only link to the copycat killings is Sam herself. And when she becomes the target of threats-each one more menacing than the last-his feelings for her just might jeopardize the case. But to understand the killer's twisted motive is to explore Sam's past-and a crime she's spent a lifetime trying to bury...

AWARDS:
Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, Winner

REVIEWS:
"Girard knows how to rivet your attention." ~New York Times bestselling author Michael Prescott

"Gripping...not for the faint of heart." ~New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin

"Girard plunges her readers into a horrifying journey... [Her] characters leap off the page." ~The Piedmont Post

OTHER NOVELS by Danielle Girard:
Savage Art
Ruthless Game
Cold Silence
Dead Center (The Rookie Club Series, Book 1)
One Clean Shot (The Rookie Club Series, Book 2)
Dark Passage (The Rookie Club Series, Book 3)
Interference (The Rookie Club Series, Book 4)

ABOUT DANIELLE GIRARD:
As one of four children, Danielle Girard grew up in a house where the person with the best story got heard, and it's probably no surprise that fast-paced suspense stories have always been her favorite. Girard's books have won the Barry Award and been selected for the RT Reviewers Choice Award. Two of her novels have been optioned for movies. Visit her website at www.daniellegirard.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614175537
  • Publisher: ABN Leadership Group, Inc, dba ePublishing Works!
  • Publication date: 3/7/2014
  • Pages: 398
  • Sales rank: 574,782
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.89 (d)

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  • Posted March 7, 2010

    Good mystery read

    Believe this was my first book written by Danielle Girard. It is always with anticipation that one reads an author for the first time because you do not know what to expect.

    When I finished this book I wrote "Excellent" on the cover, which is where I make comments on most of the books I read to keep them distinguished from the books I have not read.

    This is a typical mystery, thriller in which the main character gets into a lot of trouble that they do not see coming and then have to work their way out of the trouble - sometimes alone and sometimes with another person. In this case there is another person, Nick Thomas.

    Would happily read other books by this author.

    J. Robert Ewbank, author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"

    20 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2002

    tightly woven thriller

    She was a homicide detective in the Sheriff¿s department but she became sick of dealing with death all the time so she transferred over to the State of California of Department of Justice working mainly with abuse victims. At the same time she transferred jobs Sam Chase unexpectedly gained guardianship of her twin eight-year-old nephews. Their parents died in a car crash and their deceased mother (Sam¿s late sister) did not want her family in Mississippi even getting near them. <P> Eight years later Sam and her two nephews Derek and Rob are a family. Sam is a success at work and envied by her peers when one of her old cases comes back to haunt her. The mother of a child abuse victim is found murdered and Sam is forced to work with Derek Thomas of the Sheriff¿s department since the victim looks like she was murdered by a serial killer that Sam once caught. Since the killer is dead, the police are working on the assumption that it¿s a copycat killer until another homicide is committed and Sam is linked to both deaths. <P> Danielle Girard is a name to watch because she¿s rapidly reading the level of a Nancy Taylor Rosenberg or a Sandra Brown. CHASING DARKNESS is a tightly woven thriller that shines a dark light on the evil things done to children and shows how it affects them long after the abuse stops. The strange and off beat romance that develops between Sam and Derek is a realistic necessary subplot to reduce the tension, which becomes unbelievably high voltage at times. This one sitting read entertains as well as educates. <p>Harriet Klausner

    19 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

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    And...of course harriet klausner has to come along with her cliff note book report dissertation that tells absolutely everything about the book ruining it for everyone else. I mean, really, no one, but dear old harriet, is intelligent enough to read and comprehend a book for ourselves, else why would she read it then rewrite and tell us what happens as if we were too ignorant to understand it for ourselves.

    18 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2002

    Cover to cover quality

    This is the third Danielle Girard novel, and each one keeps getting better. Which is interesting, because she arrived on the scene with a better sense of characterization and plot pacing than most of the so-called 'big boys' who, when it comes to quality writing if not sales, can't hold a candle to her work. If you're tired of predictable thrillers and want to get personally involved with the characters you are reading about, then give CHASING DARKNESS a try. You'll join the growing legion of Danielle Girard fans when you do.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2002

    OUTSTANDING THRILLER!!!

    get this one now!!! what a treat! each of danielle's books have been consistently terrrrrrific and she just does not disappoint! in CHASING DARKNESS, i loved the fully developed characters (especially sam) as well as the suspenseful plot!!! i just don't know why her publishers don't give her the respect that she deserves with more promotions for her fantastic books....she is such an amazing writer!!! Look for COLD SILENCE coming in november!!! i, for one, just cannot wait!!!

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Very much worth reading

    Good plot with a few interesting twists and turns as well as excellent character development.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Grrreat Book

    This was so good that when I started it I could not put it down

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2014

    This is my first book by this author. A slow start, but turned o

    This is my first book by this author. A slow start, but turned out to be a most enjoyable read. The
    suspense kept me turning the pages. Loved Nick and Sam. The ending was unexpected and
    bittersweet. Plan to read other books by this author.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    One of those you can not put down!

    As my headline implies. Descriptive, weaves and turns with unexpected ending.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Annoying

    Brooding ,boring, protagonist and characters. No surprises in the plot just pure drudgery. I debated finishing the read.

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Great read. I couldn't put it down. I'm going to get the rest of

    Great read. I couldn't put it down. I'm going to get the rest of her books.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Disappointed in the conclusion

    I detest having the main characters disappoint. Very violent.

    AD

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    good book. A mystery with a twist

    There is some foul language and some explicit pedophile sexual scenes. This is NOT a book for the teen and under age group.





    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2015

    Compelling drama

    Suspence, intrigue, murder and abuse play roles in this book. Keeps the reader forever guessing the identity of the murderer. I will read more books by this author, this one being the first.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2014

    What can I say that hasn't already been said. This book is the b

    What can I say that hasn't already been said. This book is the best I've read without a recommendation. It has kept me on the edge until the end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    great who done it

    Fast paced mystery. Cared about the characters right away, the author teased us along with initially untold tragic pasts. A couple great twists near the end. Definately recommend. Not overtly gruesome or sexual.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2014

    Good

    This story has 304 pages. Once you started to read you couldnt put the nook down. I was surprised at the ending. A must to read

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2014

    Excelant book. I had a hard time putting it down when I had to go to work

    Never expected the ending. Just blew me away. Would certainly read more by this author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2014

    Definitely recommended!

    Just finished this an hour ago. Really enjoyed it. Don't want to give away the ending but it was good!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2014

    One of those "Keep on reading" books!

    I'm not finished reading this book yet but it has kept me up late reading for the last few nights. I'm almost finished and can't wait to get back to it so I can see if I'm right in figuring out the killer. So far, I was wrong! I highly recommend reading this book! I certainly am going to read more of this writer's books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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