By J. Carson Black
Laura Cardinal: Packs a SIG Sauer P226 9mm. Investigates homicides in small cities that experience constrained assets. Brings justice to homicide victims--and to their killers. Laura’s activity description: felony Investigator with the Arizona division of Public safeguard. yet probably it's going to simply say “Troubleshooter.”
Used to be young ones performed outside until eventually time for supper, now social media’s the hot video game on the town. nowadays, they play on their smartphones. yet with extra freedom comes larger possibility. cellular units are a conduit right into a child’s lifestyles, not only for buddies yet should you intend damage. this can be the message of J. Carson Black’s Daphne du Maurier Award-nominated mystery, DARKNESS at the fringe of TOWN.
When Laura investigates the homicide of a fourteen-year-old lady present in a town’s park bandshell, she is aware instantly what she’s up opposed to: a crafty sexual predator. yet why is she laid low with the kidnapping of a schoolmate eighteen years past?
In a runaway case that propels Laura from a lavish Tucson property to the secretive middle of a northern Florida city, she needs to confront the ghosts of her personal earlier. Then one other baby is going missing—and Laura needs to race the clock to discover her.
“A outstanding debut…Welcome to a robust new voice in American Crime Fiction”
— T. Jefferson Parker, Edgar Award winner and writer of California Girl
“A complicated, multi-layered, nail-biting Superthriller”
— Michael Prescott, manhattan instances and Amazon bestselling writer of harmful video games
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Suddenly she wished the storm would come, bringing with it cool rain. After a moment that seemed like a prayer, they continued up the hill. Sunlight glared off silver-painted roofs down below on the Gulch. Laura realized how thirsty she was. When they got back down, she’d ask for someone to send up some bottled water. They followed the wrought iron fence, looking at everything, paying particular attention to the ground. She could hear her own ragged breathing; they were up at five-thousand feet.
Even though they were outside, Laura applauded with the rest of the bar patrons, Victor following suit. The door was open and it was possible the pianist might hear. “With Lehman, there are some serious stressors,” Victor said. ” He saw the question in her eyes. ” “I asked around. Danehill was the one popped him for the DUI and the DV. ” “Sure. ” The story depressed Laura. ” “Fine now. At least she’s not cursing my name anymore. ” Victor showed her his most irresistible grin, no doubt the one that had snagged Elena into motherhood five times.
Maybe he could find a clue in her eyes. The waitress, a scarf-haired girl wearing heavy white linen tied around her waist, set his iced tea down. She glanced at the picture. ” He lowered the laptop lid so she couldn’t see. ” He nodded, acknowledging but not friendly. She took the hint and threaded her way back through the cramped cafe to the stand-up counter. Only then did he push the laptop’s lid back up. She smiled out at him—his girl. Like a tidal wave, the desire—the need—came rumbling up from deep inside him.