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The River Is Dark - Joe Hart
The River Is Dark
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Reprint edition. In a small town along the Mississippi River, separate but nearly identical attacks have left two married couples brutally murdered in their homes. A young boy—the lone survivor of the killings—now lies comatose in the hospital. And the police’s only lead is the boy’s terrified... show more
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In a small town along the Mississippi River, separate but nearly identical attacks have left two married couples brutally murdered in their homes. A young boy—the lone survivor of the killings—now lies comatose in the hospital. And the police’s only lead is the boy’s terrified description of the assailant: a “monster.”

Enter former homicide detective Liam Dempsey, whose estranged brother fell victim to the killer. Dragged into the investigation as a suspect, Dempsey vows to solve the case and clear his name. But two things stand between him and the truth: a web of local politics, and the grim secrets the victims held close. All the while, a murderer with boundless hatred continues to raise the body count.

As the troubled ex-cop tries to pull justice from the town’s emotional wreckage, he realizes that his could be the next life lost to the killer’s ruthless, twisted plan for revenge.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781477825778
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pages no: 223
Edition language: English
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Elisabeth Zguta's Book Reviews rated it
5.0 The River Is Dark by Joe Hart - A Must Read
Heartbreaking Thriller You Should Read The best book I've read in awhile, this is an excellent thriller. The writing is crisp and authentic. The prologue begins with the scene of a murder where and we are instantly thrown into the story. A confused young boy is traumatized by his witness to the murd...
Word Gurgle
Word Gurgle rated it
4.0 The River Is Dark by Joe Hart
There is plenty of fasted paced story in this novel to keep you moving through the story fluently. The writing is great. The story enjoyable. The story holds just the right amount of description in the right places. I did figure out the early on who the killer was, but it didn't deter me from the de...
Jennifer's BOOoooOOOks
Jennifer's BOOoooOOOks rated it
4.0 The River is Dark
Ah, so my love affair with this author's work continues. And while I didn't love this one quite as much as Widow Town, it was still really, really good. Ex-detective Liam Dempsey is called to a sleepy Mississippi River town after his estranged brother and his sister-in-law are brutally murdered. T...
Rabbit Reads
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3.5 The River is Dark
Disclaimer: This ARC was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley. This was a quick read, once I really started to read it. I finished it within two hours, so if you have an afternoon to read (think rainy or snowy, with hot beverage of choice) this would be perfect. T...
JDCMustReadBooks
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5.0 The River is Dark
By: Joe HartISBN: 9781477825778Publisher: Amazon Publishing Publication Date: 10/14/2014Format: Other My Rating: 5 Stars A special thank you to Amazon Publishing, Thomas and Mercer, and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The River Is Dark by Joe Hart, is a thriller of revenge...
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