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.
Compellingly told, with a striking sting in the tail.
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 <i>Home</i>
[A] riveting series launch... The tight plotting will keep readers turning the pages.
A MAP OF THE DARK is a compelling and moving story of buried secrets and hidden demons.
Sarah Ward, author of <i>In Bitter Chill</i>