Monday, April 18, 2016

Book Review: That Darkness by Lisa Black

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from Kensington Press, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

This new book comes out next week, and it's one you need to check out!
that darkness cover


As a forensic investigator for the Cleveland Police Department, Maggie Gardiner has seen her share of Jane Does. The latest is an unidentified female in her early teens, discovered in a local cemetery. More shocking than the girl's injuries--for Maggie at least--is the fact that no one has reported her missing. She and the detectives assigned to the case (including her cop ex-husband) are determined to follow every lead, run down every scrap of evidence. But the monster they seek is watching every move, closer to them than they could possibly imagine. 

Jack Renner is a killer. He doesn't murder because he enjoys it, or because he believes himself omnipotent, or for any reason other than to make the world a safer place. When he follows the trail of this Jane Doe to a locked room in a small apartment where eighteen teenaged girls are anything but safe, he knows something must be done. But his pursuit of their captor takes an unexpected turn. 

Maggie Gardiner finds another body waiting for her in the autopsy room--and a host of questions that will challenge everything she believes about justice, morality, and the true nature of evil …

Book Excerpt:

Read the first chapter HERE

I've liked Lisa's previous books, so I was thrilled to see that she was starting a new series, with this book, centering on a forensic investigator.While the genre may seem to have been 'done', Lisa brings some new twists to it, and brings it back with this tour de force! Both Maggie and Jack have strong moral characters, yet are both flawed and seeking what they don't have. As the book goes on, the reader isn't sure who they are supposed to be 'rooting' for. Maggie with her sense of legal justice, or Jack with his sense vigilante justice, Lisa does a great job of rocking the boat in each direction and leading the reader with it. The end will surprise some readers, and it is a great lead in for the second book of the series. This is not a series to be missed!

About the Author:

Lisa Black is a certified latent fingerprint examiner and crime scene investigator in Florida and a former forensic scientist for the Cleveland coroner's office. She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the International Association for Identification, and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, and has testified in more than fifty homicide trials. Check out her website for more info

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