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ONE DEAD BODY. TWELVE SUSPECTS. TWENTY-FOUR-HOUR DARKNESS.

Outstanding … Haughton writes vividly about a claustrophobic community … her novel really is a superlative locked-room mysterySunday Times (Crime Book of the Month)

‘Haughton has created a fantastically atmospheric setting … it’s a chilling race to the finish to discover whodunnit’ Observer

In the most inhospitable environment – cut off from the rest of the world – there’s a killer on the loose.

A&E doctor Kate North has been knocked out of her orbit by a personal tragedy. So when she’s offered the opportunity to be an emergency replacement at the UN research station in Antarctica, she jumps at the chance. The previous doctor, Jean-Luc, died in a tragic accident while out on the ice.

The move seems an ideal solution for Kate: no one knows about her past; no one is checking up on her. But as total darkness descends for the winter, she begins to suspect that Jean-Luc’s death wasn’t accidental at all.

And the more questions she asks, the more dangerous it becomes . . .

‘The kind of heart-pounding, sleep-stealing read that you want to recommend to everyone you meet. An absolutely thrilling book’ CASS GREEN
Chilling and atmospheric . . . had me turning the pages late into the night’ MARK EDWARDS
‘Tense, thrilling and unpredictable, with one of the most unique and dangerous settings imaginable’ ALLIE REYNOLDS
‘Set against the dangerous sub-zero temperatures end endless night of the Antarctic… Brilliantly atmospheric and terrifyingCATHERINE COOPER
‘Tense, twisted and quite literally chilling – a locked room mystery in a unique setting where no one can be trusted’ SUSI HOLLIDAY
‘Atmospheric, original and full of tensionAMANDA JENNINGS
‘A real edge-of-the-seat plot. I loved it. Original and accomplishedJ.A. CORRIGAN

Reviews

THE DARK is the kind of heart-pounding, sleep-stealing read that you want to recommend to everyone you meet. An absolutely thrilling book
Cass Green
Chilling and atmospheric, THE DARK had me turning the pages late into the night
Mark Edwards
Tense, thrilling and unpredictable, with one of the most unique and dangerous settings imaginable, THE DARK is a totally chilling read
Allie Reynolds, author of SHIVER
A real edge-of-the-seat plot. I loved it
J.A. Corrigan
Tense, twisted and quite literally chilling - a locked room mystery in a unique setting where no one can be trusted
Susi Holliday
Atmospheric, original and full of tension
Amanda Jennings
Set against the dangerous sub-zero temperatures end endless night of the Antarctic, there's a killer on the base who could be anyone. Brilliantly atmospheric and terrifying
Catherine Cooper, author of Sunday Times bestseller THE CHALET
Anyone who loves a genuine page-turner with hugely believable characters at its core will adore it
On Magazine
A modern-day Agatha Christie on ice, this is so remarkably well written, that you'll start shivering while you read it! A chillingly good pick
Woman & Home Online
A modern-day Agatha Christie on ice, you'll get shivers as you read it
Woman & Home
Exciting and involving, this has the makings of a classic thriller
Literary Review
This claustrophobic locked room mystery will definitely give you chills
Real People Mag
Gripping
Heat
You'll get shivers as you read it
Women's Own
Outstanding
Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month
Haughton has created a fantastically atmospheric setting . . . its a chilling race to the finish to discover whodunnit
The Observer
Perfect
Grazia
This tension packed story is like a Christie whodunnit on ice. The creeping dear and icy setting leaves you gasping
The Peterborough Telegraph
Fantastic and atmospheric debut thriller, dark in more ways than one
NB Magazine