What I’m Reading: That Darkness

I don’t remember if I told you about Hoopla.  Some libraries use that as their on library vender.  Mary Jo told me about it and I’m so glad she did.  I’ve been using it and love that there is no wait list for books.  I can check out eight items a month cost free and and best of all THERE IS NO WAIT LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Can you tell that I am VERY happy about that?

I needed a break from heavy books so I picked up a crime novel… That Darkness (A Gardiner and Renner Novel) by Lisa Black.

From what I know, this is the start of a new series for this author…so will I read more of the series??Yes.  I will.  I liked the book and was happy with it.  I was a bit surprised at the ending but actually ended up feeling comfortable with it.  I can’t say a lot more or I’ll reveal too much.  I did look and the next book of the series won’t be out until January of 2017..ugh.

I was happy to see that she does have other books though so I’ll be checking them out.

Here’s what Amazon had to say about the book, “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 …

Amazon readers say 4 stars.  I’d actually give it a little better.  4.3 stars.  It was good…a couple places are a little descriptive in terms of the crime but it didn’t bother me.  If you’re a crime reader, you might like it.

2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: That Darkness”

  1. I just finished reading a good one.. Since I read what you suggest often, I thought I would sent it back to you…. You might have recommended it

  2. I’m reading a really good one now. “Facing Justice” by Diane and David Munson. Interestingly, David Munson is a former undercover Federal agent and Diane was a former Federal Prosecutor with the US Dept of Justice in DC. Their books reflect real life experiences yet it is fiction. I think they have written several books together.

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