The Familiar Dark
Small Town. Big Secrets.
by Amy Engel
Pub Date 31 Mar 2020
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From the bestselling author of The Roanoke Girls comes a new novel with the same incredible atmosphere, strong sense of place and dark heart. The Familiar Dark will blow you away.
In a small town beset by poverty in the Missouri Ozarks two 12-year-old girls are found dead in the park. Their throats have been cut.
Eve Taggert's daughter was one of them. Desperate with grief, she takes it upon herself to find out the truth about what happened to her little girl.
Eve is no stranger to the dark side of life - having been raised by a hard-edged mother whose parenting lessons she tried hard not to mimic. But with her daughter gone, Eve has no reason to stay soft. And she is going to need her mother's cruel brand of strength if she's going to face the truth about her daughter's death.
Praise for The Roanoke Girls
'A provocative thriller' Telegraph
'A must-have' Sunday Express
'A debt to Daphne du Maurier is evident throughout this remarkably assured adult debut' The Sunday Times
'Fans of The Girls will love this sweat-soaked, sultry, small town tale full of shadows and lurking dread' Red Online
'As darkly sexy as it is compelling' Heat
'Twisted, controversial...SO compelling and beautifully written' Claire Douglas, Sunday Times bestselling author of Local Girl, Missing
'Seriously twisted and utterly addictive' Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me
'Dark and intense... with a compelling twist which will remain with you long after the book's last sentence' L.S. Hilton, Sunday Times bestselling author of Maestra