Places in the Dark by Thomas H. Cook

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It is autumn 1937 when a mystery woman appears in Port Alma, a sea village nestled on the chilly coast of Maine. A fragile, green-eyed beauty, the woman arrives with little more than the clothes on her back and a wealth of unspoken secrets.

Before a year goes by, she will flee Port Alma on the same bus that brought her there. But before she goes, she will irrevocably alter the lives of two brothers — leaving one dead, and the other perched on the edge of madness.

There is much that Dora March has hidden.

But in Port Alma, Maine, there are other secrets, too....

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About Thomas H. Cook

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Thomas H. Cook is the author of sixteen novels, including The Chatham School Affair, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel; The Interrogation; Instruments of Night; Breakheart Hill; Mortal Memory; Sacrificial Ground and Blood Innocents, both Edgar Award nominees; and two early works about true crimes, Early Graves and Blood Echoes. He lives in New York City and Cape Cod, where he is at work on his next novel.From the Hardcover edition.
Published October 21, 2009 by Bantam. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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He recalls the way he and Billy had divided their parents” affections and vocations since childhood, until Cal ended up in the D.A.’s office and Billy took over his father’s newspaper.

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At one point in this suspense thriller a character asks, What could be less mysterious than suffering? Exactly. This question sums up the problem with Cook's new novel, which, like his Edgar-winni

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This time out, veteran suspense craftsman Cook (author of 1997's Edgar Award-winning The Chatham School Affair) concocts twists that would be the main event in lesser mysteries.

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