Dancing in the Dark (KEY News Series #8)

Dancing in the Dark (KEY News Series #8)

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Dancing in the Dark (KEY News Series #8) by Mary Jane Clark, Eliza Foss

New York Times bestselling author Mary Jane Clark turns up the heat in a drop-dead frightening novel about an idyllic beach community turned killer’s hunting ground

KEY News correspondent Diane Mayfield has to give up her vacation and bring her children and her sister to the New Jersey shore town of Ocean Grove to investigate a story. “Girls Who Cry Wolf” is the topic for the season premiere of “Hourglass,” television’s premiere news magazine show. Diane lands an exclusive interview with a troubled young woman whose tale of being abducted and held against her will for three terrifying days and nights had been disbelieved by the authorities. No sooner does Diane finish taping the interview, though, than a second victim turns up: this time bound, gagged, and dead. And as soon as the police think they’ve solved the case, a third victim is discovered. Already in the grip of a record heat wave, the small beach community is now wracked by fear and terror—there’s a murderer on the loose. Diane and the police turn to the first victim for clues. But it may be too late to save Diane and her loved ones from the mortal danger that lurks in Ocean Grove.

Full of twists, turns, and terrifyingly real danger, Dancing in the Dark is Mary Jane Clark’s most suspenseful thriller yet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593976965
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication date: 07/01/2005
Series: KEY News Series , #8
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

MARY JANE CLARK is a producer and writer at CBS News. She is an internationally bestselling author, translated into and published in twenty languages. She lives in northern New Jersey.

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Dancing in the Dark (KEY News Series #8) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For Diane Mayfield, the last few months of her life have been spent trying to keep her children, Michelle and Anthony, on an even keel. After her husband was sentenced to prison for his part in the financial upheaval of a company who cooked its books, she's been the sole parent and money-maker in a family that once had it all. Her position with KEY News as a correspondent for its Hourglass newsmagazine forces her to give up the family's vacation to the Grand Canyon and instead haul her kids and her 17-years younger sister, Emily, to the New Jersey seashore town of Ocean Grove. Her assignment? Interview Leslie Patterson, a woman who police believe 'cried wolf' about her recent disappearance. Leslie has a past that includes therapies for anorexia and harming herself physically, and the police are reluctant to take her claims seriously. Leslie states that she was abducted by an unknown attacker, and although not raped, was forced to dance with the man over a period of days before a security guard found her, bound and gagged, on the grounds of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. Orignally a religion-based commune type establishment, the Association meets every year on Ocean Grove's shore to spen the summer in their tents. But as another girl disappears, both the local police and Diane start to believe that something more sinister is at work than a trouble young woman staging her own disappearance. As Diane delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, her own family becomes a target for the disturbed individuals that are harassing the tranquility of this once calm sea-side town. Mary Jane Clark has deftly penned another entertaining thriller. Her characters are all true-to-life and believable, and will have you turning pages until you figure out the mystery.
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Lyn52 More than 1 year ago
I'm currently reading this book and enjoying the story, but the number of typos in the e-book is amazing! Doesn't anyone proof these things? I am figuring out what words are supposed to be by their context in the sentence.
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This book had me hooked right away. As soon as I thought I had figured out who had done it, something happened and I changed my mind!
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
For Diane Mayfield, the last few months of her life have been spent trying to keep her children, Michelle and Anthony, on an even keel. After her husband was sentenced to prison for his part in the financial upheaval of a company who cooked its books, she's been the sole parent and money-maker in a family that once had it all. Her position with KEY News as a correspondent for its Hourglass newsmagazine forces her to give up the family's vacation to the Grand Canyon and instead haul her kids and her 17-years younger sister, Emily, to the New Jersey seashore town of Ocean Grove. Her assignment? Interview Leslie Patterson, a woman who police believe "cried wolf" about her recent disappearance.

Leslie has a past that includes therapies for anorexia and harming herself physically, and the police are reluctant to take her claims seriously. Leslie states that she was abducted by an unknown attacker, and although not raped, was forced to dance with the man over a period of days before a security guard found her, bound and gagged, on the grounds of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. Orignally a religion-based commune type establishment, the Association meets every year on Ocean Grove's shore to spen the summer in their tents.

But as another girl disappears, both the local police and Diane start to believe that something more sinister is at work than a trouble young woman staging her own disappearance. As Diane delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, her own family becomes a target for the disturbed individuals that are harassing the tranquility of this once calm sea-side town.

Mary Jane Clark has deftly penned another entertaining thriller. Her characters are all true-to-life and believable, and will have you turning pages until you figure out the mystery.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book - saw it at the bargain price and glad I took a chance! I will leave the plot summary to the reviewers for you to read-but shame on one of the comments that gives away the ending....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book by accident but decided to read it anyways. Boy am I glad I did! Fantastic read!! This was the first time I had read a book by this author and was truly impressed by the writing that I went out and picked up 2 more of her books today to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an okay read, but I found that the protagonist Leslie as the kidnapper was very hard to believe. Not as suspenseful as I thought it would be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Investigative reporter Diane Mayfield is sent to ¿God¿s Square Mile,¿ the New Jersey shore town of Ocean Grove whose boardwalk ends where the more famous Asbury Park¿s begins. Filming interviews for KEY News¿ 60-Minutes-like magazine show, Hourglass, Diane¿s been sent to shine a spotlight on a young woman who reports having been abducted and held against her will for three gruesome days, her kidnapper having blindfolded, gagged and bound her, and fiendishly and silently having danced with her throughout her captivity. No one in this quaint town wants to believe her -- preferring instead to think she¿s one of those ¿Girls Who Cry Wolf,¿ a phenomenon getting more and more common on the front pages of America¿s daily newspapers. When other victims turn up, and dead, authorities -- and the media -- begin believing the young woman¿s story. But is it too late? With her kids in tow, Diane tries to unmask the killer, but not before she and her family become the next targets. There¿s no dearth of suspects, and every one of them is utterly believable. The last 50 pages present a harrowing race to a finish which is as shocking as it is satisfying. The story is so convincingly written, I didn¿t want it to end -- except, perhaps, to ease the creepy anxiety that Mary Jane Clark creates so effortlessly in this can¿t-put-it-down thriller. I¿ll never feel completely safe at the Jersey shore again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Mary Jane Clark since the first time I picked up one of her books. This one though has to be my favorite so far. Her accurate description of Ocean Grove and the shore area, combined with her skill at creating a suspenseful whodunit, gives the reader a book you can't put down.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After her husband was jailed for committing a white collar crime Diane Mayfield, an on air news correspondent who works for Keys Network, is the sole breadwinner for her family. They are all looking forward to a vacation at the Grand Canyon when Diane¿s boss assigns her a story in Ocean Grove, NJ. Leslie Patterson disappeared for three days and when she was found nobody believed that the young woman was really abducted. The town feels she staged the whole thing to get attention. Diane is supposed to interview her but when she and her crew arrive a second young woman is also abducted. This time when she is found she is dead because she choked on her own vomit. A former mental patient is arrested and the person who took the second woman never meant for her to die or for anyone to be accused of the murder. A third woman is abducted and Diane¿s son is in the place where the kidnapper brings the unconscious woman. Diane races against time to rescues her son before another life is snuffed out. --- The logic of the kidnapper to shape her abduction to prove that the mental patient is innocent is a great plot device to bring about a dramatic confrontation between the criminal and the reporter. Mary Jane Clark writes a fantastic who-done-it filled with characters who could have committed the crimes because they act in a suspicious manner. There is plenty of action and lots of false leads so that readers won¿t guess who the real perpetrator is. When the audience discovers that person¿s identity, they will truly be shocked. --- Harriet Klausner
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