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In Mary Jane Clark's thriller revolving around KEY News (Dancing in the Dark, Hide Yourself Away, et al.), TV critic Caroline Enright's latest assignment brings her to a summer theater in the Berkshires where the new play promises to deliver rave reviews -- and more than a few bizarre deaths.
Enright, a relative newcomer to the world of glitzy television journalism, is finding life at KEY News difficult -- especially with a fanatical, hard-charging executive producer. But the assignment to cover the opening of a much-heralded play at the prestigious Warrenstown Summer Playhouse -- a play starring Academy Award-winning actress Belinda Winthrop -- could be Enright's chance to finally showcase her abilities. It's also an opportunity to bond with her new stepdaughter, Meg, who is apprenticing at the playhouse. But when Winthrop mysteriously disappears after the play's opening night, with a laundry list of potential suspects -- an obsessed artist, an ambitious understudy, a caretaker with a criminal past, et al. -- Enright must unmask the culprit before she and her stepdaughter become the next targets…
Powered by a masterfully intricate plot -- with enough twists and turns to satisfy even Agatha Christie -- and featuring a surprising and more than gratifying denouement, Clark's Lights Out Tonight is an addictively page-turning whodunit. A more apt title would be Lights On Tonight, because readers will find it exceedingly difficult to put this novel down once it's been opened. Adrenaline junkies looking for a stay-up-all-night thriller need look no further. Paul Goat Allen