Pitch Black [NOOK Book]

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Journalist Madison Wade decides to move to Philadelphia when one of her articles on violence in the city hits too close to home. Madison and her fourteen-year-old adopted son, Ethan, take refuge in Buckeye, a small town in eastern Tennessee where her father had grown up. Despite the tranquility, Madison and Ethan feel like outsiders. But Gabe Wyatt, the local sheriff, is determined to welcome them to the town. He immediately falls for this beautiful journalist from the city. Madison resists Gabe's advances, but ...
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Pitch Black

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Overview

Journalist Madison Wade decides to move to Philadelphia when one of her articles on violence in the city hits too close to home. Madison and her fourteen-year-old adopted son, Ethan, take refuge in Buckeye, a small town in eastern Tennessee where her father had grown up. Despite the tranquility, Madison and Ethan feel like outsiders. But Gabe Wyatt, the local sheriff, is determined to welcome them to the town. He immediately falls for this beautiful journalist from the city. Madison resists Gabe's advances, but he's persistent and unlike anyone she's ever met before. As a romance develops between them, Madison becomes comfortable in the rural setting, and when Ethan becomes friends with Jordan, a fellow outsider at school, Buckeye begins to feel like home. But a tragic death changes everything for them. When Jordan's father is murdered during a weekend camping trip, Ethan becomes the prime suspect. Gabe's investigation of the murder causes a rift in his relationship with Madison. As small town gossip builds a damaging case against Ethan, Madison races to discover the truth. Heartbroken and lost, she struggles to find anyone who will believe in her and Ethan, despite their past.
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Publishers Weekly

In this taut potboiler from Crandall (Promises to Keep, etc.), Philadelphia reporter Madison Wade moves to a quiet Tennessee town with her adopted son, Ethan, a tough street kid just starting to get his bearings. Madison is beginning a fledgling romance with the local sheriff, Gabe Wyatt when Ethan goes on a camping trip with his new friend, Jordan, and with Jordan's stepfather and a couple of other boys. The trip ends in tragedy: Jordan's stepfather dies; the evidence points to murder; all suspicion turns toward new kid Ethan. That the reader gets to see things from Ethan's viewpoint drains some of the tension from the plot, but the real drama, nicely turned, is among the adults in their attempts to trust one another. (June)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446537810
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 132,005
  • File size: 736 KB

Meet the Author

Susan Crandall makes her home in Noblesville, Indiana. This is her seventh novel.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 9, 2010

    A Great Mystery!

    I have never read a Susan Crandall book before, but I certainly will be looking for more to read! I picked up Pitch Black in the bargain books section of my local B&N thinking that the story looked interesting. I was not disappointed! The characters are interesting and complicated - I found myself really rooting for the main characters - Maddie, Ethan and Gabe. The mystery at the center of this book is rooted in very realistic situations - teenage drug use, abusive step parents, the challenges of adopting a young teen - which make the twist and turns that much more effective. I highly recommend this book for mystery lovers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2009

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    This is probably Susan Crandall's best book

    The characters in Pitch Black are very believable. This book holds your interest right to the ending. It has much more mystery and suspense than her previous books, and she's done a great job incorporating this into her novel. I hope her next books will have more of the same. I enjoyed this book so much that I've boughten it for a gift for a friend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2009

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    Love this book although im only 11

    this is a GREAT book. im only 11 and i love this book. i luv how gabe and maddie need each other and how ethan is so brave and independeant. my mom read this book and she said it is 1 of the greatest books of all time. i also read some books my age which are also pretti good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2009

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    Great Read

    This book was given to me to review. I only usually like to read books from arthurs I've read before and was leary of this one. but this was a GREAT read. I stayed interested in the story the entire time and loved the back and forth relationship between Madison and Gabe.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2008

    Pitch Black delivers

    Susan Crandall's Pitch Black takes a reader on a pulse pounding tale of suspense. ______________ Madison Wade left the big city of Philadelphia to be the editor of The Buckeye Daily Herald. Maddie wanted to give her adopted teenage son a fresh start. Ethan hadn't had the easiest life until she took him into her home. Maddie wants Ethan to fit in and make friends in town so she agrees to let him go camping with a group of friends. When one the boys stepdad is killed on the camping trip, Maddie turns to new friend Sheriff Gabe Wyatt for help. ________________ Gabe Wyatt has been pursuing Maddie for months. Just when he is making some headway with her, her son is the prime suspect in a murder. Gabe doesn't want to believe where the evidence is leading him but with Ethan keeping secrets, Gabe must look into all evidence. _________________ Maddie takes matters into her own hands and hires an investigator. This cause the killer to up the ante and puts her and her son in grave danger ______________ Pitch Black will keep you on the edge and wondering who is behind all the terror. The suspense is fined tuned and chilling. Gabe and Maddie's slow moving romance is funny and sensual. Susan Crandall has another gem on her hands.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A deep regional romantic mystery

    In Mississippi, when Mr. McPherson, the stepfather of one of her son's friends Jordon Gray, dies on a camping trip, Buckeye Daily Herald reporter Maddy Wade is worried about the effect on her adopted teenage son Ethan. Attracted to former Philadelphian Maddy, Sheriff Gabe Wyatt wants to help the mother and son become part of the community, but he steps back when he realizes the victim was murdered during the campout.--------------- The four boys who went with McPherson are the suspects. When one the foursome dies in what appears at first to be a tragic coincidental accident, some evidence surfaces that makes Ethan the prime person of interest. Maddy believes her son is innocent and determined to prove it while she wonders if Gabe will help or hang Ethan. ---------------- The key to this deep regional romantic mystery is that the homicide investigation (mostly amateur sleuth, but some police procedural) takes front and center over the romance. Thus Gabe and Maddy may be in love, but the murders intrude on their relationship as he finds increasingly growing proof that the wild northern teenage transplant is a dangerous hood while she believes her Ethan is innocent. Susan Crandall provides a strong suspense tale as bias pays a key role on how everyone including his adopted mom decides Ethan¿s guilt or innocence.--------------- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Camp is ---->

    (( At result three, bros. ))

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Tiny

    Ok cloverlily already there

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Cloverlily

    Tiny? Are you here?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Hawkflower

    I would like to be th medicine cat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Unactive

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Kdkjovhnnnnukchjidupiihbkchggbfvjvvggbgg

    Dance moves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Hello?

    Is FIRESTAR here?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Zap an reaper

    Wgere do we put our bioa? Z&r

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Summersnow

    Asks y do u kill just to kill u r despicle u dont even like each other or even urselves thats y u r evil u all just want power i bet that even sum of u r planing to kill ur leadet

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    To Scarpaw

    Don't become evil! :( Oh, also, Fireclaw, wat do u look like?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    To fireclaw

    Can you destroy them now at the 'honey comb' res2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Hollyclaw

    Oh ok. Anyway i gtg for now me and Scarlet are going kill some cats see yas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Ireclaw

    Hello anyone on. Fireclaw

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