A DEEPER DARKNESS
Ellison’s latest focuses on medical examiner Samanatha Owens, and readers will quickly realize they don’t miss Taylor Jackson at all. A gut-wrenching tale that rings with emotional resonance and heart amidst the thrills, A Deeper Darkness ranks as Ellison’s best book yet. Her amazing streak of great thrillers continues.
Samantha Owens receives a phone call from the mother of an ex-boyfriend, Eddie Donovan. It appears that he was the victim of a carjacking, but his mom has her doubts. So Samantha flies to Washington, D.C., to run a second forensic examination of Eddie’s body. His distrustful widow and a detective attracted to Samantha add to the intrigue. Can she overcome her demons to solve the case while managing to stay out of the killer’s crosshairs? (MIRA, May, 384 pp., $14.95)