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Used to be children performed outside till time for supper, now social media’s the recent online game on the town. nowadays, they play on their smartphones. yet with extra freedom comes better possibility. cellular units are a conduit right into a child’s lifestyles, not only for acquaintances yet if you intend damage. this can be the message of J. Carson Black’s Daphne du Maurier Award-nominated mystery, DARKNESS at the fringe of TOWN.

Laura Cardinal, a detective with the Arizona division of Public defense, troubleshoots murder investigations in small cities the place assets are scarce. whilst Laura investigates the homicide of a fourteen-year-old lady present in a town’s park bandshell, she understands instantly what she’s up opposed to: a crafty sexual predator. yet why is she laid low with the kidnapping of a schoolmate eighteen years past?

In a runaway case that propels Laura from a lavish Tucson property to the secretive middle of a north Florida city, she needs to confront the ghosts of her personal prior. Then one other baby is going missing--and Laura needs to race the clock to discover her.

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Darkness on the Edge of Town

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Used to be young children performed outside until eventually meal time, now social media’s the hot online game on the town. nowadays, they play on their smartphones. yet with extra freedom comes higher probability. cellular units are a conduit right into a child’s existence, not only for acquaintances yet if you happen to intend damage. this can be the message of J. Carson Black’s Daphne du Maurier Award-nominated mystery, DARKNESS at the fringe of TOWN.

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