Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark

by Elaine Coffman

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When her dying father confesses that he is not her biological father -- and that he has a twin -- Washington, D.C., morning news anchor Ellery O'Brien is desperate for answers. Plagued by a recurring nightmare in which a blood-covered woman who has been stabbed repeatedly by a killer, staggers down the staircase of a beautiful old house, Ellery travels to her late mother's hometown -- Agarita Springs, Texas -- not realizing until she arrives that she has rented the very house she sees in her dreams. No one in town wants to dig up the past, but rancher Clint Littleton begins to help Ellery and white-hot attraction sparks between them. The nightmares, however, persist. And each time, before Ellery awakes, she sees an increasingly terrifying image: just a little more of the killer's face. . .

New York Times bestselling author Elaine Coffman switches gears with pulse-pounding results in her first novel of heart-stopping romantic suspense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416525431
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 988,521
File size: 358 KB

About the Author

Elaine Coffman is the New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels, which have been published worldwide and won numerous awards. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she is working on her next novel. Visit

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Alone in the Dark 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
adeptmagic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Well, this is the first Coffman book I've read and it will be absolutely be the last. I can't stress enough how bad it is. Badly plotted -- the clues were dropped like anvils. (I wanted to be sure they weren't red herrings, so when I gave up halfway through the book I checked before I threw it away. Yep. "Clues.")Badly written -- fiction isn't expository writing. USE A CONTRACTION ONCE IN A WHILE! The writing was so stilted it was almost unreadable. Especially when it came to conversations. Who says "when one finds one's self in a hole, one should stop digging?" No one. (I don't remember if this was the expression, but numerous times in places where a real person would say "you", her characters said "one.")Whatever you do, don't waste your money on this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Love Elaine's books and found her first suspense gripping to the very end. The story line was fresh and believable and the execution excellent with great characters, memorable one-liners and a pace that increased with each page I read. First time I've ever guessed the wrong person to be the killer. Loved it
Guest More than 1 year ago
The premise is good, the story line is even better but the execution is a bit disjointed. Things referred to as going to happen 'later' or 'tomorrow' don't happen with no explanation (dinner missed, trip to the police station scheduled for morning doesn't happen) and the story jumps ahead days and even weeks with referbacks to things that HAVE happened but the reader isn't aware of their happening until the characters talk about them. It felt like my copy of the book was missing a bunch of pages. Overall the story was good but I kept paging back to see if I had missed something only to find I hadn't.
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kkrazy More than 1 year ago
I loved the characters and how she finds out about her father and sister. i was disapointed to find out that her sister died but overall a good book!