Places in the Dark

Places in the Dark

by Thomas H. Cook
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Places in the Dark by Thomas H. Cook

It is autumn 1937 when a mystery woman appears in Port Alma, a sea village nestled on the chilly coast of Maine. A fragile, green-eyed beauty, the woman arrives with little more than the clothes on her back and a wealth of unspoken secrets.

Before a year goes by, she will flee Port Alma on the same bus that brought her there. But before she goes, she will irrevocably alter the lives of two brothers — leaving one dead, and the other perched on the edge of madness.

There is much that Dora March has hidden.

But in Port Alma, Maine, there are other secrets, too....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553580679
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/27/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 819,920
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Thomas H. Cook is the author of fifteen novels, including The Chatham School Affair, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel; Instruments of Night; Breakheart Hill; Mortal Memory; and Sacrificial Ground and Blood Innocents, both Edgar Award nominees; and two early works about true crimes, Early Graves and Blood Echoes, which was also nominated for an Edgar Award. He lives in New York City and Cape Cod, where he is at work on his next novel, Into the Web.

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Places in the Dark 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Places in the Dark" is Thomas H. Cook at his best. Many (if not most) authors write about life as they would like it to be. Cook writes about life as it is. (Especially life for those who have suffered emotional trauma.) His books don't have "happy endings." However, the endings are not tragic either. Cook (at least in the 6 novels I've read) always gives his protagonists a means to move on and move forward. His novels embody the words of that great 20th Century philosopher, Mick Jagger. "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find... you get what you need." Amen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As usual Thomas Cook does not disappoint. This book is heart-wrenching. His endings are always a twisted surprise. Not as disturbing as his 'Instruments of the Night'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cook is a master of language and is gifted in his ability to create complex characters. There's light in the darkness of his vision. I think this book is more spiritually profound than The Chatham School Affair and written just as beautifully. Cal finds a book of poetry in Dora's cabin, open to Matthew's Arnold's 'Dover Beach': a capsule of the novel
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This story unfolds with a sophisticated ease that can only be accomplished by a great writer. I work two jobs 7 days a week and I yearned to continue my reading everytime I was forced to put this book down. The story keeps you intrigued all the way to the end where it does sort of fizzle. The story and all it's characters are so passionate you feel cheated that the actual events of the murder committed turned out to be so trivial.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another dark and dreary for Cook. I was not as impressed as with Chatham School Affair, but still, I read this one over the course of 24 hours. And I thought I had the killer pegged.....Wrong!! Leave it to Mr. Cook to surprise me again. Recommended.