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What's Done in Darkness

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What's Done in Darkness by Laura McHugh
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Jun 22, 2021 | ISBN 9780399590313

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“Laura McHugh’s psychological thrillers are characterized by their deeply wrought characters, objectively harrowing situations, and their shared setting in the Midwest and Ozarks. In What’s Done in Darkness, a woman revisits her abduction as a teenager when more information comes to light.”Oprah Daily

“What really sets McHugh apart, though, is that her social novels are seasoned with gothic horror. Each of them has kept me reading late into the night and left me chilled by their revelations. The mountains and hollows of Arkansas are gorgeous, but there be monsters in those hills.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“[McHugh is] a sharp observer of the nuanced dynamics that make the Heartland tick, particularly in its shadier corners, and her female characters are rich and full of life—even when they’re the victims of horrific evils.”Elle

“Laura McHugh has been reinventing the rural noir to tell women’s stories, and her latest is a harrowing venture into a deeply religious community hidden in the Ozarks.”CrimeReads

“Laura McHugh is already on everyone’s short list of crime writers to watch for, someone who just goes from strength to strength. Compulsively, propulsively readable, it never loses sight of what’s really at stake for its characters—or its readers.”—Laura Lippman, bestselling author of Lady in the Lake

What’s Done in Darkness is a beautifully paced story of a young woman’s courage to confront, both psychologically and by novel’s end literally, an evil that might again entrap her.”—Ron Rash, bestselling author of Serena

“It’s hard to find a truly original thriller these days, one that’s populated with unique characters and a plot that feels fresh. But with What’s Done in Darkness, Laura McHugh has managed a new spin on the genre. A riveting, poignant, and propulsive read.”—Amy Engel, bestselling author of The Familiar Dark

“In her latest spine-chilling thriller, McHugh weaves a dark and delicious spell. Seamless, expressive writing, a voice like a crystal clear lake, an intimate sense of place, and storytelling that keeps the pages spinning make this a thriller that should be at the top of everyone’s summer reading list.”—Julia Heaberlin, internationally bestselling author of We Are All the Same in the Dark

“Thoughtful, compelling, and steeped in the secrets of its backwoods setting, What’s Done in Darkness is a cry for justice for the girls and women lost on the shadowy, ultrareligious fringes of the homeschooling movement.”—Amy Gentry, bestselling author of Good as Gone and Bad Habits

“This is one heck of a spine-tingler . . . If this one isn’t on your Thriller Reads Radar, it should be!”—Hannah Mary McKinnon, bestselling author of Sister Dear and You Will Remember Me

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