Into The Dark by Stacy Green
on Tour January 28th
through February 2013
Published by: MuseItUp Publishing
Publication Date: November 30, 2012
Number of Pages: 350
A two-hundred-mile labyrinth of dark storm drains serves as a refuge for the delusional stalker who will go to any lengths to possess fragile, emotionally isolated Emilie Davis. To survive, Emilie will have to confront the secrets of her past she has kept locked away from everyone, including herself. Emilie is a master escape artist—she’s fled a manipulative mother and a controlling ex-husband. But it’s impossible to evade a stalker who uses a bank robbery as a ruse to kidnap her. He’s still out there, hiding in the Las Vegas tunnels and dodging police. Emilie’s life careens out of control as her assailant continues his pursuit. She has nowhere to turn but to Nathan Madigan, the hostage negotiator who worked the robbery. Nathan is haunted by his failure to protect a loved one fourteen years ago and dedicates his life to saving others. Determined to catch the lunatic hunting Emilie, he finds himself losing his professional detachment. He fears history is about to repeat itself if he cannot protect Emilie from the Taker’s obsession.
The police close in on the Taker’s identity as Nathan and Emilie grow closer to each other and to resolving the misery of their own pasts. At the height of The Taker’s madness, his attempt to replace someone he’s lost will either kill them all or set them free.
Raised in southeastern Iowa, Stacy Green grew up watching crime shows with her parents, so her love of suspense and psychological thrillers is no surprise. She’s fascinated by the workings of the criminal mind and explores true crime on her popular Thriller Thursday posts at her blog, Turning the Page. After earning her degree in journalism, Stacy worked in advertising before becoming a
stay-at-home mom to her miracle child. She rediscovered her love of writing and wrote several articles for a city magazine before penning her first novel. She shelved the long drama and began working on a suspense book set in Las Vegas, featuring a heroine on the edge of disaster, a tormented villain, and the city’s infamous storm drains that house hundreds of homeless.
Into The Dark is suspense with a dash of romance, and Stacy is hard at work on her next book, a darker, grittier thriller set in the Deep South.
When she’s not writing, she spends all her time with her precocious daughter, supportive husband, and their three obnoxious but lovable canine children.
Into the Dark is a book that is scary for any woman...to be stalked. What starts out as a bank robbery in progress turns out to be a story about Emilie, a bank manager, who happens to be working the day the bank is robbed and ends up being the victim of a deranged man. This is no ordinary robbery as one of the men robbing the bank has a fixation for Emilie. Unknown to her this person who becomes known as The Taker" knows everything about her and leaves her flowers and notes. A botched kidnapping attempt has her frightened because she knows that he will come back for her.Part of the locale takes place in the storm tunnels under Las Vegas. There is a whole other world under the city that is home to the homeless and serves as the backdrop to this story. Another part of the story includes Emilie's estranged mother whom Emilie has not seen since she ran away from home.
This is a suspenseful book from the first page and continues to the very end. A great debut novel by Stacy Green. I loved it!!
I received a copy of this book for review and was not monetarily compensated for my review.