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Penguin: Penguin Books Spring 2019

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In the Dark
A Novel
By (author): Cara Hunter
9780143131069 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense Feb 19, 2019
$22.00 CAD
Active 5.08 x 7.73 x 0.68 in 400 pages 2 B/W ILLUSTRATIONS Penguin Books
A page-turning suspense novel about the shocking secrets revealed when a woman is discovered held captive behind a basement wall—and it turns out no one is who they appear to be

Do you know what they’re hiding in the house next door?

A woman is found locked in a basement, barely alive, unidentifiable: the woman can’t speak, there are no missing persons reports that match their profile, and the confused, elderly man who owns the house claims he has never seen them before. The inhabitants of the quiet street are in shock—how could this happen right under their noses? But Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows nothing is impossible. And no one is as innocent as they seem.

As the police grow desperate for a lead, DI Fawley stumbles across a breakthrough, a link to a case he worked years before about another young woman and child gone missing, never solved. When he realizes the missing woman’s house is directly adjacent to the house in this case, he thinks he might have found the connection that could bring justice for both women. But there’s something not quite right, and the truth will send shockwaves through the force that Fawley never could have anticipated.

A deeply unsettling, heart-stopping novel about long-buried secrets and the monsters who hide in plain sight, In the Dark will have you double checking your locks and racing through the pages late into the night. The second gripping novel in the DI Adam Fawley series.

Story Locale: Oxford, England

FANTASTIC READ: Cara Hunter has a propulsive voice that makes this an outstanding read full of page-turning psychological suspense and shocking twists and turns.

CONTINUING AN EXCITING NEW SERIES: This is the second novel in the series about DI Adam Fawley, following Close to Home.

AN ENDING YOU DON’T SEE COMING: Readers were stunned by the ending to Close to Home, and Cara Hunter has pulled it off again with In the Dark—it concludes with a shocking twist that readers won’t be able to stop talking about.

HUGE BESTSELLER IN THE UK: Close to Home was released in the UK in December 2017 to rave reviews, and was an instant Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard & Judy Book Club pick, selling 200,000 ebooks and 60,000 physical. In the Dark is a priority for Viking UK, and is certain to be a similar sucess that we can build on.

Cara Hunter lives and works in Oxford. She also studied for a degree and PhD in English literature at Oxford University.

Author Residence: Oxford, England

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Author Social Media: Twitter @CaraHunterBooks

Praise for In the Dark:

“Your next riveting, twisty read!”—Shari Lapena

In the Dark kept me up into the late hours. Clever and wonderfully complex.”—Jane Corry

“A classy, agile, fresh, unpredictable and utterly compelling gift of a book: hats off!”—Nicci French

“This a real gripper of a read and hugely satisfying.”—Peter James

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