Dark Side of the Moon by J. Carson Black

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"Dark Side of the Moon takes you on a perilous descent into a shadowy underworld where light cannot reach, trust can be fatal, and the deepest truth is only another lie. Once again J. Carson Black delivers a harrowing nonstop thrill ride that will eclipse every other suspense novel you read this year!"
— New York Times Bestselling Author MICHAEL PRESCOTT

Laura Cardinal: Packs a SIG Sauer P226 9mm. Investigates homicides in small towns that have limited resources. Brings justice to murder victims—and to their killers. Laura’s job description: Criminal Investigator with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. But maybe it should just say “Troubleshooter.”

When two newlyweds are found murdered at an Arizona campground, Laura Cardinal is enlisted to investigate. Still reeling from a tragedy of her own, teamed with a partner who's working her last nerve, and with no solid leads, Laura's already walking an emotional tightrope.

Then she meets the locals who greet her questions with silence and paranoia. The lies Laura uncovers create a chilling portrait of the dark side of love. And when she discovers one victim's ties to an underground organization, she is plunged into a high-stakes conspiracy played out against the unforgiving backdrop of the Mojave Desert, where there are no second chances . . . .

Praise for J. Carson Black’s DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, the first book in the Laura Cardinal series:

“A superb debut…Welcome to a strong new voice in American crime fiction.”
— T. JEFFERSON PARKER, Edgar Award-winning author of CALIFORNIA GIRL

“Black can make you believe she is the first person ever to use the material she does.”
— Chicago Tribune

— New Mystery Reader

“A first-rate police procedural…A white-knuckled thriller…”
— Romantic Times

“A dark, brilliantly-plotted police procedural.”
— Midwest Book Review

“Black never lets up the pace for an instant.”
— SF Site

About J. Carson Black

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Hailed by bestselling author T. Jefferson Parker as ?a strong new voice in American crime fiction, ? J. Carson Black has written fourteen novels. Her thriller, The Shop, reached #1 on the Kindle Bestseller list, and her New York Times bestselling series featuring homicide detective Laura Cardinal was recently optioned by Sony Pictures Television/Winkler Films. Although Black earned a master's degree in operatic voice, she was inspired to write a horror novel after reading The Shining. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Published January 7, 2014 by Breakaway Media. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction