A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read

87%

6 Critic Reviews

Read’s sensational debut features spot-on descriptions of upstate-downstate conflicts, strong characterizations and a fascinating plot.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Madeline Dare would be the first to tell you her money is so old there's none left. A former socialite from an aristocratic family in decline, Maddie is a tough-talking, would-be journalist exiled to the rust belt of upstate New York. Her prospects for changing her dreary lifestyle seem dim--until a set of dog tags found at a decades-old murder site is linked to her family. Shocked into action, Maddie embarks on a search that takes her from the derelict smokestacks of Syracuse to the posh mansions of Long Island's Gold Coast. But instead of the warm refuge of home, this prodigal daughter soon uncovers dark, sinister secrets that will violently challenge everything she believes in and holds dear.
 

About Cornelia Read

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Cornelia Read grew up in New York, California, and Hawaii. She is a reformed debutante who currently lives in New York City. To learn more about the author, you can visit her website at www.corneliaread.com.
 
Published July 11, 2007 by Grand Central Publishing. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction
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Critic reviews for A Field of Darkness
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Excellent

Read’s sensational debut features spot-on descriptions of upstate-downstate conflicts, strong characterizations and a fascinating plot.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Jul 11 2007

A FIELD OF DARKNESS is sheer joy, complete with cutting prose and gleefully off-kilter pop culture references.

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent

Read's top-rate debut is a chilling, realistic thriller brimming with intrigue.

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Entertainment Weekly

Below average
on May 10 2006

It's hard to maintain interest in something so standard when the author keeps drifting toward much more compelling matters.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Good

The mystery is an intriguing one, worthy of investigation, and the process of discovery is impeded by obstacles, ensuring the answers do not come easily to an inexperienced journalist.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Excellent

It's incredible to think this is a debut novel, delivered as it is with style, panache and swagger. It's a must-read.

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