Find Me in the Dark, by Dea Poirier

Detective Harlow Durant book #1

🎧 Audiobook review 🎧

She’d been running for so long, it felt like her legs were on fire. Her heart was pounding so hard, she was sure it would give out. Around her, the snow was falling, casting an eerie silence over the town. A crack behind her, a foot snapping a branch, it warned her that he was still coming. She whipped around and saw the knife gleaming in his hand…

As the snow begins to melt across Plattsburgh, New York, the body of a young woman is found buried in a snowbank. When Detective Harlow Durant arrives at the scene she discovers that the victim has lain there for months: her arresting beauty, brightly-coloured nails and a distinctive gold bracelet perfectly preserved in the ice.

Searching missing person reports, Harlow soon identifies the victim as college student Alyssa Trent. Her grieving family describe her as someone who had no enemies and was a dedicated student. But Alyssa’s tutor has a different view: they claim Alyssa had another life that she kept hidden. But who would want her dead?

Harlow knows all about secret lives. She has spent years running from her past and from her father, a convicted serial killer. As the only female detective at the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Harlow has vowed to bring killers to justice. Now she needs to find justice for Alyssa.

When another female student is found in the thawing snow, Harlow knows that she is hunting a twisted killer. The victims knew each other but what dark secret connects them? With the small-town reeling in shock and more snow coming, Harlow knows she needs to stop a killer dead in their tracks before another innocent life is lost.

Detective Harlow Durant is a homicide detective, the only female investigator at the New York Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, she is also the daughter of a convicted serial killer – something she likes to keep quiet.

Harlow and her new partner, Lucas Park are sent to investigate the murder of a teenage girl at a college town in Upstate New York, who’s body was found in a snow bank. As more bodies begin to appear after more snow storms, it becomes clear that this is the work of a serial killer. During the investigation, Harlow is receiving threatening text messages, warning her off the case…does somebody know about her past? I enjoyed this book immensely, it had me suspecting so many people, I didn’t know which characters to trust and the story had me completely on edge at times – it was everything I love about a crime thriller. I like both Harlow and Lucus, I’m so glad this is going to be a series…especially after that ending. I can’t wait for the next book! Lisa Rost-Welling did an amazing job with the narration, the way she switched voices for each character was great.

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