Find Me in the Dark
By Dea Poirier
What it’s about?
She’d been running for so long, it felt like her legs were on fire. Her heart was pounding so hard, she was sure it would give out. Around her, the snow was falling, casting an eerie silence over the town. A crack behind her, a foot snapping a branch, it warned her that he was still coming. She whipped around and saw the knife gleaming in his hand…
As the snow begins to melt across Plattsburgh, New York, the body of a young woman is found buried in a snowbank. When Detective Harlow Durant arrives at the scene she discovers that the victim has lain there for months: her arresting beauty, brightly-coloured nails and a distinctive gold bracelet perfectly preserved in the ice.
Searching missing person reports, Harlow soon identifies the victim as college student Alyssa Trent. Her grieving family describe her as someone who had no enemies and was a dedicated student. But Alyssa’s tutor has a different view: they claim Alyssa had another life that she kept hidden. But who would want her dead?
Harlow knows all about secret lives. She has spent years running from her past and from her father, a convicted serial killer. As the only female detective at the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Harlow has vowed to bring killers to justice. Now she needs to find justice for Alyssa.
When another female student is found in the thawing snow, Harlow knows that she is hunting a twisted killer. The victims knew each other but what dark secret connects them? With the small-town reeling in shock and more snow coming, Harlow knows she needs to stop a killer dead in their tracks before another innocent life is lost.
From the bestselling author of Next Girl To Die comes an addictive crime thriller perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Kendra Elliot and Robert Dugoni’s Tracy Crosswhite series.
What I think:
This a slow burner with lots of interesting character development.
Harlow Durant is a strong female lead with the potential to really develop. Childhood trauma and a notorious killer for a father has made her fiercely independent and slow to trust her colleagues. She is focused on her work and determined to get results.
The writer creates a police force that is full of toxic masculinity. The officers are homophobic and misogynistic. Crime against women are not always taken seriously and despite a series of missing young women all connected to the local college, no one is looking into the cases.
When a body is uncovered in a roadside snow pile, Durant is called in to investigate. Looking into the victim’s life begins to reveal some strange secrets when another body is found and it quickly becomes clear that the murders are connected.
Dyrant own story is revealed throughout the cause of the narrative and with that out if the way I think the second book in the series will probably have more pace.
The ending sets up the sequel perfectly.
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About the author:
Author Dea (D.H) Poirier is the author of NEXT GIRL TO DIE, which hit #1 in the Amazon charts. She was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, where she got her start writing in creative writing courses. She attended The University of Central Oklahoma for Computer Science and Political Science. Later, she spent time living on both coasts, and traveling the United States, before finally putting down roots in Central Florida.
She now resides somewhere between Disney and the swamp. She spends her days at her day job as a President of Digital Marketing, and her nights writing manuscripts.
Thank you to Bookouture for my gifted copy of Find Me in the Dark and for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour.