Into the Dark

by Fiona Cummins

Thriller and Suspense Star Books Crime and Mystery Family Drama Books of the Month

LoveReading Expert Review of Into the Dark

A huge hit of take-your-breath-away drama unfolds in this gripping novel as it throws itself into the dangers of greed and revenge.

This fabulous crime thriller is full, absolutely stuffed full to overflowing with intense, smart, powerful writing. A local family goes missing in suspicious circumstances, the police, their friends and neighbours rush to fill in the gaps of their disappearance in order to find them. The novel runs along different timelines, revealing stories from both before and after the Holden’s were found to be missing. A number of different strands open up, running alongside each other, but in themselves independent. It feels as though there are enough stories here to fill several separate novels, yet it doesn’t ever feel cluttered. Fiona Cummins keeps the characters, time frames, and plot all spinning up in the air with aplomb, any that drop and smash open are done so deliberately and I found myself on tenterhooks, waiting for the next to fall. The darkness grows, stealing across the pages, almost overwhelming in its intensity. The words crept into my thoughts, suggesting, encouraging suspicion and questions to grow and expand. Even though I had been led to expect some of the events taking place, I was still shocked when they did, and that is the skill of the writing here. I found myself on that wonderful reading clifftop of suspense before falling out into the heart-stopping void, and so I’ve chosen Into the Dark as a Liz Pick of the Month. This breath-stealing novel offers dramatic, satisfying, pure reading pleasure, so we also declare it a LoveReading Star Book.

Liz Robinson

Into the Dark Synopsis

THE PLACE: Seawings, a beautiful Art Deco home overlooking the sweep of the bay in Midtown-on-Sea.

THE CRIME: The gilded Holden family - Piper and Gray and their two teenage children, Riva and Artie - has vanished from the house without a trace.

THE DETECTIVE: DS Saul Anguish, brilliant but with a dark past, treads the narrow line between light and shade.

One late autumn morning, Piper's best friend arrives at Seawings to discover an eerie scene - the kettle is still warm, all the family's phones are charging on the worktop, the cars are in the garage. But the house is deserted.

In fifteen-year-old Riva Holden's bedroom, scrawled across the mirror in blood, are three words:




What happens next?

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781529040159
Publication date: 14th April 2022
Author: Fiona Cummins
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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Fiona Cummins Press Reviews

Fiona Cummins evokes the dark arts of journalism and politics with an insider's relish in this rich, intricately woven novel of childhood crime and adult redemption. I finished it with my heart in my mouth. Highly recommended -- Louise Candlish on When I Was Ten

Grips like a vice -- Val McDermid on When I Was Ten

Absorbing, tense and beautifully paced -- Daily Mail on When I Was Ten

Dark, creepy and ultimately compassionate . . . a chilling look at the consequences of a childhood gone wrong -- J. P. Delaney on When I Was Ten

Utterly compelling; a true just-one-more-chapter thriller -- Clare Mackintosh on When I Was Ten

Creepy as hell and kept me guessing to the very end -- Ian Rankin on The Neighbour

Trust me - Cummins is a keeper -- Lee Child on The Collector

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About Fiona Cummins

Fiona Cummins is an award-winning former Daily Mirror showbusiness journalist and a graduate of the Faber Academy Writing A Novel course. She lives in Essex with her family. Rattle is her first novel.   Author photo © Simon Burke

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