A Darker Place (Hardcover)
Not since Patricia Cornwell has an author won the prizes for Best First Crime Novel on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, Laurie R. King, winner of both the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and the John Creasey Award from the British Crime Writers Association for A Grave Talent, delivers a dazzling tale of psychological and moral complexity.
Anne Waverly has a dark and violent past: eighteen years earlier, her seven-year-old daughter and young husband committed suicide in the cult to which she had brought them. For years, scarred and hardened by her personal tragedy, Anne has infiltrated and exposed such groups, leaving her teaching position to pose as a cult member for the FBI. Now, in what may prove to be her final assignment, she will find her heart dangerously entangled with those she should most fear and those she must protect. Her terrifying journey will take her from her sheltered classroom to a shattering apocalypse in the English countryside.
In "A Darker Place", King crafts a the novel of psychological suspense, creating a determined and iron-willed woman who, in searching for the truth in a maze of subterfuge and lies, discovers her own redemption.