Wednesday, April 20, 2016

"That Darkness" (A Gardiner and Renner Novel) by Lisa Black

                        Buy "That Darkness" available April 26th on Amazon:click here

"Of course Riley might be completely down with Jack's activities, once he knew of them. But he might not. Too many guys talked a good game but didnt have the stones for follow-through which made it too big a risk to take. Jack had been around outlaws long enough to know the countless ways to get caught, and having a partner hovered near the top of the list.".........

Maggie Gardiner works in the police lab, in Cleveland, Ohio, as a civilian criminalist. Ex wife of a cop, she's working crime scenes and fingerprints. She lives an even keeled kind of life.  A dead body of a young girl turns up in a cemetery. Savagely beaten and abused, but not reported missing. Even though Patty Wildwood is the detective on the case, Maggie finds ways to use her skills to help the investigation.

Jack Renner is a killer, or a vigilante if you believe that he's only killing those that deserve it. Exactly who is Jack, and why has he chosen to be a murderer? I got a surprise when I realized exactly who Jack is. Clever twist to this mystery thriller.

While trailing his criminal prey, Jack discovers 18 girls locked in an apartment. Was the girl in the cemetery from that apartment? Who are they, and is Jack going to be able to save them? Jack and Magie are about to cross paths. Jack has another agenda, that is if he doesn't get caught.

I enjoyed this story line. Steady pace with surprising twists and turns right until the end.

Thank you Lisa Black, Netgalley and Kensington Books.