A Field of Darkness

By Cornelia Read (Trade Paperback, 2007)
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.

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.

CORNELIA READ lives in Berkely, California.
  • "Spellbinding." (The New York Times Book Review).

  • "Completely captivating and wry, knowing, hip, intelligent, exciting. One of the best debuts I've ever seen."
    (Lee Child).

  • "Read's plot crackles and pops." (Booklist (starred review)).

  • "A chilling, realistic thriller brimming with intrigue." (Romantic Times).

  • "A sensational debut." (Kirkus (starred review)).

Product Details

A Field of Darkness
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $13.99 US/$16.99 CAN
  • Pages: 336
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780446699495
  • On Sale Date: 07/11/2007
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