Darkness, My Old Friend by Lisa Unger

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New York Times bestseller,  Family Circle and Washington Life Top Book Pick!  

The bestselling author of Fragile returns to The Hollows, delivering a thriller that explores matters of faith, memory, and sacrifice.   
 
After giving up his post at the Hollows Police Department, Jones Cooper is at loose ends. He is having trouble facing a horrible event from his past and finding a second act. He's in therapy. Then, on a brisk October morning, he has a visitor. Eloise Montgomery, the psychic who plays a key role in Fragile, comes to him with predictions about his future, some of them dire.

Michael Holt, a young man who grew up in The Hollows, has returned looking for answers about his mother, who went missing many years earlier. He has hired local PI Ray Muldune and psychic Eloise Montgomery to help him solve the mystery that has haunted him. What he finds might be his undoing. 

Fifteen-year-old Willow Graves is exiled to The Hollows from Manhattan when six months earlier she moved to the quiet town with her novelist mother after a bitter divorce.  Willow is acting out, spending time with kids that bring out the worst in her. And when things get hard, she has a tendency to run away--a predilection that might lead her to dark places.

Set in The Hollows, the backdrop for Fragile, this is a riveting story with devastating consequences. The result is Lisa Unger's most compelling fiction to date.
 

About Lisa Unger

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Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and internationally bestselling author. Her novels have sold more than 1.5 million copies and have been translated into twenty-six different languages. She lives in Florida. Visit LisaUnger.com.
 
Published August 9, 2011 by Broadway Books. 370 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Unger (Fragile, 2010, etc) resurrects characters from a previous novel and continues their journeys in this latest angsty thriller.

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BC Books

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Darkness, My Old Friend takes us into the small town of The Hallows where everyone has a secret and a story.

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In her latest, Darkness My Old Friend, Lisa Unger returns to The Hollows, the small town hiding dark secrets that she introduced in Fragile.

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Book Reporter

Even Willow's mom, who values the effects The Hollows's serenity has on her writing, grudgingly admits that it's a little disconcerting when the locals already seem to know everything about newcomers just weeks after their arrival.

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Jacksonville.com

Making the leap across time to "Darkness, My Old Friend" is primary protagonist and Hollows policeman Jones Cooper, who is now a troubled ex-cop, floating in the fog of retirement and uncomfortably seeking therapy at the behest of his psychologist wife.

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Portland Book Review

Jones Cooper, retired detective, is at loose ends.

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Sun Sentinel

And 15-year-old Willow Graves, who has reluctantly moved to The Hollows with her newly divorced mother, finds the town a bore and easily falls in with the wrong kind of friends.

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