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Darkhouse by Alex Barclay
  

Darkhouse

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Unusually this gruesome, violent, psycho-killer tale is set mostly in Ireland. It has all the classic American traits, ex-cop, deranged killer, innocent victims, a warped childhood and lots of blood but the author is Irish. I loved it, totally gripping, compulsive, terrifying and disturbing.

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Synopsis

Darkhouse by Alex Barclay

From a broken childhood comes an unbreakable and deadly bond.

In 1985 in a North Texas backwater, two teenage boys made a chilling pact that would unite them forever in a dark and twisted loyalty.

Now one lies dead.

And the man responsible is going to pay.

When a routine investigation comes to a violent and tragic end, Detective Joe Lucchesi takes leave from the NYPD and moves with his wife and son to a quiet village on the south east coast of Ireland. They're happy. They're safe. And they're about to enter a nightmare more terrifying than the one they left behind.

When a young girl goes missing and the village closes ranks, Detective Lucchesi sets out to find the truth and uncovers a sinister trail that leads from the other side of the Atlantic and cuts directly to the very heart of his family.

His wife is lying. His son is lying.

And a killer is lying in wait.

Reviews

Darkhouse is a terrific debut by an exciting new writerâ The Independent on Sunday

'With no-hold, non-stop action moving seamlessly between North Texas, New York and Waterford, Barclay confidently delivers a knockout first novelâ The Irish Times

‘This rips along and shows great technique for a debut novel. Take my word for it we will hear more of young Barclay' The Irish Independent

About the Author

Alex Barclay

Alex Barclay lives in County Cork, Ireland. She is the bestselling author of Darkhouse and The Caller, as well as the Ren Bryce series.

Author photo © Sean Breithaupt

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Book Info

Publication date

6th March 2006

Author

Alex Barclay

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback (a Format)

Categories

Debuts of the Month
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ISBN

9780007195374

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