Darkness on the Edge of Town

Darkness on the Edge of Town

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by J. Carson Black
     
 

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"A superb debut...Welcome to a strong new voice in American Crime Fiction"
--T. Jefferson Parker, author of THE BORDER LORDS

Laura Cardinal: Packs a SIG Sauer P226 9mm. Investigates homicides in small towns that have limited resources. Brings justice to murder victims--and to their killers. Laura's job description: Criminal Investigator with the Arizona… See more details below

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"A superb debut...Welcome to a strong new voice in American Crime Fiction"
--T. Jefferson Parker, author of THE BORDER LORDS

Laura Cardinal: Packs a SIG Sauer P226 9mm. Investigates homicides in small towns that have limited resources. Brings justice to murder victims--and to their killers. Laura's job description: Criminal Investigator with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. But maybe it should just say "Troubleshooter."

Used to be kids played outdoors until time for dinner, now social media's the new game in town. These days, they play on their smartphones. But with more freedom comes greater danger. Mobile devices are a conduit into a child's life, not just for friends but for those who intend harm. This is the message of J. Carson Black's Daphne du Maurier Award-nominated thriller, DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN.

When Laura investigates the murder of a fourteen-year-old girl found in a town's park bandshell, she knows immediately what she's up against: a cunning sexual predator. But why is she plagued by the abduction of a schoolmate eighteen years earlier?

In a runaway case that propels Laura from a lavish Tucson estate to the secretive heart of a north Florida town, she must confront the ghosts of her own past. Then another child goes missing--and Laura must race the clock to find her.

"A complex, multi-layered, nail-biting Superthriller"
--Michael Prescott, author of MORTAL PURSUIT

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Editorial Reviews

Romance Reviews Today - Jane Bowers
Call it a thriller, mystery, or police procedural, DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN is made up in equal parts of riveting suspense and in-depth characterization, and is a haunting read by any name. I highly recommend this intriguing debut novel.
New Mystery Reader - Stephanie Padilla
This stunning mystery debut has everything the aficionado requires; fast-paced plotting, realism and well-researched detail, suspenseful red-herrings and, most importantly, a heroine who is fascinating and completely human.  We eagerly await the next outing featuring this most engaging character and are delighted to hear that this highly qualified author is already at work on the next.
Chicago Tribune - Dick Adler
J. Carson Black is a . . . genre treasure. Like Michael Prescott, Black can make you believe she's the first person ever to use the material she does.
SF Site - Lisa DuMond
There ought to be a law that novels should not be this well-plotted, assured, and addictive. It just ain't right. I don't know if it's the complex, compelling characters, the vivid, out-of-the-way settings, or the constant tension J. Carson Black weaves into Darkness on the Edge of Town, but once you started reading you'll move faster and faster, with no way to stop until the breathtaking ending. Forget sleep, because you won't have time for such trivialities; you're here to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013409514
Publisher:
Breakaway Media
Publication date:
09/21/2011
Series:
Laura Cardinal Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
72,542
File size:
1 MB

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