My #Review of #IntoTheDark by @FionaAnnCummins published by @panmacmillan

The Place: Seawings, a beautiful Art Deco home overlooking the sweep of the bay in Midtown-on-Sea.

The Crime: The gilded Holden family – Piper and Gray and their two teenage children, Riva and Artie – has vanished from the house without a trace.

The Detective: DS Saul Anguish, brilliant but with a dark past, treads the narrow line between light and shade.

One late autumn morning, Piper’s best friend arrives at Seawings to discover an eerie scene – the kettle is still warm, all the family’s phones are charging on the worktop, the cars are in the garage. But the house is deserted.

In fifteen-year-old Riva Holden’s bedroom, scrawled across the mirror in blood, are three words:

Make
Them
Stop.


What happens next?

This was my first read of anything by Fiona Cummins, but it was not to disappoint!

I was so totally hooked from the first page that I could not put Into The Dark down!

The opening chapter is excellent and totally gripped me. I loved the characters and the descriptions of the fabulous Seawings and the surrounding area were really really well written. The story is really intruiging and the chapters build and build.

Fiona Cummins knows how to take a reader thru suspense and twists and there are many twists in Into The dark, I certainly did NOT expect that ending!

A very well written and fabulous thriller with short sharp chapters and a great ending!

A 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Star read from me!

Fiona Cummins is an award-winning former Daily Mirror showbusiness journalist and a graduate of the Faber Academy, where she now teaches her own Writing Crime course. She is the bestselling author of five crime thriller novels, all of which have received widespread critical acclaim from household names including Val McDermid, Lee Child, David Baldacci, Martina Cole and Ian Rankin. Three of her novels have been optioned for television.
Rattle, her debut, has been translated into several languages and Marcel Berlins wrote in The Times: ‘Amid the outpouring of crime novels, Rattle is up there with the best of them.’ Fiona was selected for McDermid’s prestigious New Blood panel at the 2017 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, where her novel was nominated for a Dead Good Reader Award for Most Exceptional Debut. A sequel, The Collector, was published in February 2018 and David Baldacci described it as ‘A crime novel of the very first order’.
Her third novel – standalone thriller The Neighbour – was published in April 2019. Ian Rankin called it ‘creepy as hell’. Her fourth novel When I Was Ten, an Irish Times bestseller, was published in April 2021. Into The Dark, Fiona’s fifth novel, will be published in April 2022 and was described by Sarah Vaughan, author of Netflix smash-hit Anatomy of A Scandal, as ‘Complex. Inventive. Twisty. Unsettling.’
When Fiona is not writing, she can be found on Twitter, eating biscuits or walking her dogs. She lives in Essex with her family.

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