Darkness, My Old Friend: A Novel by Lisa Unger

By Lisa Unger

The New York Times bestselling writer of Beautiful Lies and Fragile returns to The Hollows, providing a mystery that explores issues of religion, reminiscence, and sacrifice.

After giving up his submit on the Hollows Police division, Jones Cooper is at free ends. he's having difficulty dealing with a terrible occasion from his earlier and discovering a moment act. He's in treatment. Then, on a brisk October morning, he has a customer. Eloise Montgomery, the psychic who performs a key position in Fragile, involves him with predictions approximately his destiny, a few of them dire.

Michael Holt, a tender guy who grew up within the Hollows, has back searching for solutions approximately his mom, who went lacking decades previous. He has employed neighborhood PI Ray Muldune and psychic Eloise Montgomery to aid him remedy the secret that has haunted him. What he reveals may be his undoing.

Fifteen-year-old Willow Graves is exiled to The Hollows from ny while six months previous she moved to the quiet city along with her novelist mom after a sour divorce. Willow is appearing out, spending time with youngsters that convey out the worst in her. And while issues get challenging, she tends to run away--a predilection that may lead her to darkish places.

Set within the Hollows, the backdrop for Fragile, this can be the riveting tale of lives set on a collision direction with devastating effects. the result's Lisa Unger's such a lot compelling fiction thus far.

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The instant she came within his reach, Douglas caught her around the waist. She didn’t scream, but the terrified little panting sounds she made seemed even worse. Alan’s stomach lurched. He didn’t like this. He didn’t like it at al . The expression on Douglas’s face was evil. Evil and cruel. His whiskey-colored eyes gleamed with unholy excitement. Alan stepped forward. “Let the girl go, Douglas. ” His prey ensnared, Douglas discarded the shawl to press his hand over Annie’s wel -rounded posterior.

Because he’s a chicken-livered little turncoat, that’s why. I had too much to drink and things got out of hand. ” It seemed to Alex that the lantern light pulsated, glowing brightly one second, dimming slightly the next. ” Permanent harm? ” Douglas huffed under his breath as though the charge was preposterous. “By definition, rape occurs when a man forces his unwanted attentions on a female. ” “Only look at how she dresses and comports herself! Wearing naught but a thin camisole and bloomers under her dress, no corset or petticoats to conceal her shape.

Damn it, just you think about it, Montgomery. My daughter is a moron. Al her life, she’s been a target for torment. Why do you think she skulks away to hide in the woods whenever she spies people? Children throw stones at her. At every opportunity, they play cruel tricks on her. Today your brother simply carried the abuse a step further. If it becomes public knowledge, another young man may figure it can’t hurt to do the same. To protect her, we’d have to keep her locked up, and if it comes to that, we may as wel institutionalize her.

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