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A twisting debut novel of murder and dark family secrets from a riveting new voice in crime fiction.

A murdered woman. A grieving husband. And their son-a mentally handicapped adult with a history of violent outbursts. A very simple case. Or is it?

Leo Hewitt, an Assistant DA once blamed for setting free a notorious child-killer, is eager to redeem himself with this intimate and grisly crime. As he digs below the surface he discovers more than he ever anticipated-including an emotionally disturbed wife, a husband who'd do anything to escape his disastrous marriage, and an accused young man with no apparent means of defense. But with each shocking new revelation, Leo is only led deeper and deeper into the darkness-an inescapable trap of blood bonds and twisted family secrets.

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    Darkness is Drawn to Darkness

    This is a genuinely “noir” novel that hits you like a punch to the face. “Darkness is drawn to darkness,” one of the main characters tells us early in this novel, and that’s a good description of the novel as a whole. None of the characters here are loveable or even likeable, but they are compelling. We are drawn to their stories and want to find out what happens next. Highly recommended for lovers of literary crime fiction.


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