Darkness on the Edge of Town by J. Carson Black
By J. Carson Black
Laura Cardinal ebook I
Used to be youngsters performed outdoor till dinner time, now social media’s the recent online game on the town. nowadays, they play on their smartphones. yet with extra freedom comes better hazard. cellular units are a conduit right into a child’s existence, not only for acquaintances yet in the event 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.
Laura Cardinal, a detective with the Arizona division of Public security, troubleshoots murder investigations in small cities the place assets are scarce. while Laura investigates the homicide of a fourteen-year-old lady present in a town’s park bandshell, she understands instantly what she’s up opposed to: a crafty sexual predator. yet why is she suffering from the kidnapping of a schoolmate eighteen years prior?
In a runaway case that propels Laura from a lavish Tucson property to the secretive middle of a north Florida city, she needs to confront the ghosts of her personal prior. Then one other baby is going missing--and Laura needs to race the clock to discover her.
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