Saturday, October 19, 2013

DARKNESS FIRST by James Hayman

In the dark shadows of a summer evening a young woman is brutally slain by a remorseless killer’s razor sharp blade. Learning that her closest childhood friend was nearly killed in the same incident, Portland Detective Maggie Savage rushes to the scene to join the State Police investigation. Maggie soon discovers the killer’s name is Conor Riordan. There’s only one problem. Conor Riordan doesn’t exist.

The only person who can provide a clue as to who Riordan really is, is the victim’s eleven-year-old sister, Tabitha. And now Tabitha has turned up missing. Soon Maggie and her longtime partner, Detective Sergeant Michael McCabe, find themselves in a desperate race against time to find the missing child before she becomes a vicious killer’s next victim.

Taut, twisting, and starring two unforgettable heroes, DARKNESS FIRST is a gruesome thriller about a small town rocked by a savage crime.

My thoughts...

After receiving a call that her best friend has been hit by a car and is in critical condition, Maggie rushes to her bedside. Being in law enforcement she is drawn into the hunt for the man who not only did this but has murdered a woman. Maggie's life is put in danger as well as her friend, Emily.

Oh my gosh, this is one of the most suspenseful books I've read in a while, the characters are so real, the plot scary, and the writing style excellent. The author did a great job getting into the mind of the killer. Be prepared for a frightening venture. This is my first James Hayman novel, I've already started preparing an order for some of his others.

I received a copy of this book free from Harper Collins Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

This book is a Witness Impulse title from Harper Collins Publishers, now available on kindle for $2.99.

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