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Darkhouse

by Alex Barclay

Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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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.

Similar this month: P J Tracy, David Morrell.
Comparison: Harlan Coben, A J Quinnell, Mo Hayder.

Sarah Broadhurst

Darkhouse Synopsis

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.

Darkhouse Press Reviews

Darkhouse is a terrific debut by an exciting new writer’ 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 novel’ 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

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ISBN: 9780007195374
Publication date: 06/03/2006
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007195374
Publication date: 6th March 2006
Author: Alex Barclay
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Genres: Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
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About 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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