By J. Carson Black
Laura Cardinal: Packs a SIG Sauer P226 9mm. Investigates homicides in small cities that experience restricted assets. Brings justice to homicide victims--and to their killers. Laura’s task description: legal Investigator with the Arizona division of Public safeguard. yet probably it's going to simply say “Troubleshooter.”
Used to be youngsters performed outside until eventually meal time, now social media’s the hot 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 is often 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 woman present in a town’s park bandshell, she understands instantly what she’s up opposed to: a crafty sexual predator. yet why is she affected by the kidnapping of a schoolmate eighteen years prior?
In a runaway case that propels Laura from a lavish Tucson property to the secretive center of a northern 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.
“A very good debut…Welcome to a robust new voice in American Crime Fiction”
— T. Jefferson Parker, Edgar Award winner and writer of California Girl
“A advanced, multi-layered, nail-biting Superthriller”
— Michael Prescott, ny occasions and Amazon bestselling writer of harmful video games
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She led the way to the band shell steps on the other side farthest from the street, the ones she believed the killer did not take. She was pretty sure the guy had come up from below. That would have been easiest. He would have come up the steps from the Gulch, entered the park, and headed right up the steps to the band shell. Up on the concrete stage, Laura scanned the inside walls. There was a door opposite, probably a storage area, padlocked closed. On the padlock someone had written FTW—Fuck the World.
My wife sews,” Sergeant Nesmith said. “If I could get a look at the dress, I could probably tell. ” Laura shifted in her seat to relieve the pain in her back, caught Officer Heather Duffy’s eye. Duffy was glaring at her. Victor crossed his leg at the knee, played with the tassel on his Italian loafers. “We’ll get photos of the dress and pass them around to everyone. ” suggested Officer Billings. ” Chief Ducotte said, “You have someone on that? ” “We’re on it,” said Nesmith. They discussed the mesquite leaf found on Jessica Parris’s neck, stuck like a piece of confetti behind her ear—something the killer had missed.
Nervous laughter. “I bet he’s done it before,” said someone behind Laura. Sandwiched as she was between a young police officer named Noone and Detective Holland, she’d have to turn herself inside out to see who had spoken. Holland had thrown his weight around, literally, making the most of his space and practically pushing Laura into Noone’s lap. The molded plastic chair didn’t help her back much either. She didn’t mind the chair so much as the feeling that this briefing was an exercise in futility.