Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

The Dark by V. M. Giambanco
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Following on from The Gift of Darkness and also starring Detective Alice Madison of the Seattle Homicide team, this new one needs the first to be read to fully appreciate it. It centres on the discovery of bones from a kidnapping 25 years earlier where the other two boys escaped. Five years after the event one of the kidnappers was found dead in a trapping pit. Originally there were four kidnappers. Now the murders mount up as does the tension in a dark, atmospheric tale. Those murdering the kidnappers were particularly scary, ruthless and menacing folk. With lots of forensics and psychology this continues to build Madison’s character ready for the next in the series.

If you like V. M. Giambanco you might also like to read books by Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter and Kathy Reichs.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

The Dark by V. M. Giambanco

Seattle Homicide Detective Alice Madison is bound to jailed murderer John Cameron and attorney Nathan Quinn by a debt that cannot be repaid, by a nightmare that changed their lives forever. When the remains of Quinn's younger brother - murdered when he was a boy - are discovered in a shallow grave, Madison vows to follow the trail of brutal deaths that leads to the truth. A sadistic killer stalks the investigation as Madison's own demons threaten her future career with the police and darkness closes in. How far is she prepared to go to save a life?

About the Author

V.M. Giambanco was born in Italy. She started working in films as an editor's apprentice in a 35mm cutting room and since then has worked on many award-winning UK and US pictures: from small independent projects to large studio productions. Valentina lives in London.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

25th September 2014

Author

V. M. Giambanco

More books by V. M. Giambanco
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.wardmccandlish.co.uk/Au...

Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Hardback

Categories


ISBN

9781780878966

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

logo Quercus publisher
Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

Publisher's Website

www.quercusbooks.co.uk

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!

Lindsay

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.

Gaynor Passmore

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools