The River Is Dark (Liam Dempsey Thriller #1) (Paperback)
Thomas & Mercer, 9781477825778, 234pp.
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
In a small town along the Mississippi River, separate but nearly identical attacks have left two married couples brutally murdered in their homes. A young boy the lone survivor of the killings now lies comatose in the hospital. And the police's only lead is the boy's terrified description of the assailant: a monster.
Enter former homicide detective Liam Dempsey, whose estranged brother fell victim to the killer. Dragged into the investigation as a suspect, Dempsey vows to solve the case and clear his name. But two things stand between him and the truth: a web of local politics, and the grim secrets the victims held close. All the while, a murderer with boundless hatred continues to raise the body count.
As the troubled ex-cop tries to pull justice from the town's emotional wreckage, he realizes that his could be the next life lost to the killer's ruthless, twisted plan for revenge.