If you like chilling mysteries, you might want to check out “In the Dark” by Cara Hunter.
Set in England, this crime novel is about a young woman and small child found locked in the dark basement of a house. The owner/resident is an elderly man, stricken with early stage Alzheimer’s. It is up to the detectives to find out whether the owner is in fact guilty of this crime, or involved accidentally by proximity to the crime scene. Woven within the main story is a narrative about another body found on the property, which brings in a whole new set of suspects. In the end, the perpetrators of both crimes are brought together in the cases.
The novel is broken into small sections for easy reading, but if you’re like me, you still won’t want to stop and put it down. Like most suspense thrillers, it is full of twists and turns and a surprise reveal at the end. This is the second novel featuring Inspector Adam Fawley by a newer voice in fiction, and I look forward to reading Cara Hunter’s first novel right away.