By Karen Ellis
NYPD detective Lex Cole tracks a missing Brooklyn teen whose bright future is endangered by the ghosts of his unknown father's past, in this highly anticipated follow up to A Map of the Dark.
How can you get lost in a city that never sleeps?
Nineteen-year-old Titus 'Crisp' Crespo is a smart kid on his way to a bright future. But on the eve of his high school graduation, a chance encounter with a cop who can't see beyond the colour of his skin puts everything in jeopardy.
When he doesn't return home two nights later his mother knows something is wrong. Seeking answers, she turns to Detective Lex Cole, who starts to follow his traces: a bad decision, a trip into a dangerous part of the city; blood...
As Crisp heads into trouble and discovers the New York he's lived alongside for years but never really seen, Lex, a day later, must find out what happened last night - before it's too late.
Karen Ellis is the pseudonym of Katia Lief, the author of several internationally bestselling crime novels, including The Money Kill, the fourth installment of her Karin Schaeffer series published in 2013 and nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She teaches fiction writing at The New School in Manhattan and lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
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17 Oct 2019
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PRAISE FOR A MAP OF THE DARK — -
Compellingly told, with a striking sting in the tail. — Daily Mail
A riveting, breathless novel, equal parts police procedural and emotional personal journey. Karen Ellis's twisty plot, dark storytelling, and nail-biting action kept me reading far too late into the night. A triumph! — Karen Dionne, author of Home
[A] riveting series launch... The tight plotting will keep readers turning the pages. — Publishers Weekly
A MAP OF THE DARK is a compelling and moving story of buried secrets and hidden demons. — Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill