INTO THE DARK
Mofina delivers another solid thriller with psychological overtones and nonstop action. This chilling story explores the devastating, long-lasting effects of childhood and domestic abuse. His well-developed characters evoke empathy – even the villain, who tries to resist his dark side.
When Detective Joe Tanner discovers an overlooked clue in a cold-case murder, he ties together five old murders. Unfortunately the plan to flush out the murderer spurs the killer into action. The prime suspect is the husband of a patient of Claire Bowen, a psychologist who, troubled by her own tragic childhood, devotes her practice to helping abuse victims. Claire is drawn into the investigation when her office is broken into. She struggles with doubts about her husband when she realizes she knows nothing about his past. (MIRA, Jul., 400 pp., $7.99)