Darkness on the Edge of Town
Laura Cardinal Series Book 1 Laura Cardinal: Packs a SIG Sauer P226 9mm. Investigates homicides in small towns that have limited resources. Brings justice to murder victims--and to their killers. Laura’s job description: Criminal Investigator with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. But maybe it should just say “Troubleshooter.” Used to be kids played outdoors until time for dinner, now social media’s the new game in town. These days, they play on their smartphones. But with more freedom comes greater danger. Mobile devices are a conduit into a child’s life, not just for friends but for those who intend harm. This is the message of J. Carson Black’s Daphne du Maurier Award-nominated thriller, DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN. When Laura investigates the murder of a fourteen-year-old girl found in a town’s park bandshell, she knows immediately what she’s up against: a cunning sexual predator. But why is she plagued by the abduction of a schoolmate eighteen years earlier? In a runaway case that propels Laura from a lavish Tucson estate to the secretive heart of a northern Florida town, she must confront the ghosts of her own past. Then another child goes missing—and Laura must race the clock to find her. “A superb debut…Welcome to a strong new voice in American Crime Fiction” — T. Jefferson Parker, Edgar Award winner and author of California Girl “A complex, multi-layered, nail-biting Superthriller” — Michael Prescott, New York Times and Amazon bestselling author of Dangerous Games
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  • FICTION / Thrillers / General
Arizona, internet predator, Bisbee, cybercrime