The Darkness Gathers
By Lisa Unger
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780307953117, 336pp.)
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
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Fresh from a tour promoting her last case, reclusive true crime writer Lydia Strong receives an anonymous cry for help, begging her to find and protect Tatiana Quinn, "and all the other girls in need of rescue." Maybe the plea strikes close to her heart; maybe her investigator's intuition starts buzzing. She takes it on.
But this simple case of a missing teenager soon becomes much more. Someone wants Lydia to drop the case, someone powerful, someone anxious enough to engineer the reappearance of one of Lydia's first--and most dangerous--adversaries. Now, in addition to tracing the roots of Tatiana's disappearance on a trail across the country and eventually overseas, Lydia must find the man who wants her dead, his unfinished business from years ago.
Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and international bestselling author. Her novels have sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. and have been translated into 26 different languages.
Praise for The Darkness Gathers:
"Tough but tender--a harrowing ride." --Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author
"Once in a while a mystery novel appears that has everything you want and more: gutsy, complicated characters, a rocket-paced story that hardly gives you time to catch your breath, and twists and turns you never see coming. This is that novel...flat-out terrific."--Margaret Coel, The New York Times bestselling author
"The suspense is almost unbearably high... an intelligent thriller, with a love story [that] adds a poignant and beautiful relief to the omnipresent evil that pervades the rest of the pages." --New Mystery Reader Magazine
"Another fantastic page-turner... Lisa Miscione knows how to take an idea and make it extraordinary!"--Book Review Cafe
"A fast-paced mystery... The tension is palpable."--Albuquerque Journal
"Taut and suspenseful"--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"[A] compelling read with an interesting storyline...edifying as well as disturbing..."--Knoxville News-Sentinel
"The Darkness Gathers doesn't lack for thrills..."--Orlando Sentinel
"The intensity of the suspense of this novel is overwhelming with the surprises the author has in store for the reader. It will lead to sleepless nights....a very powerful novel."--I Love A Mystery Newsletter
"A winner... An exciting story enriched by a glamorous writer-heroine who carries a Glock and knows how to use it."--Booklist
"Complex protagonists, intense prose, and atmospheric descriptions combine to make Miscione's second fictional outing a solid and satisfying read"--Library Journal
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