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The Dark : The unputdownable and pulse-raising Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month

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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 mystery' Sunday 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 . . .

'A sense of growing menace pervades ... the freezing wasteland and claustrophobic workings of the research station are finely rendered' Financial Times
'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 terrifying' CATHERINE 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 tension' AMANDA JENNINGS
'A real edge-of-the-seat plot. I loved it. Original and accomplished' J.A. CORRIGAN
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 36mm | 600g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529356601
  • 9781529356601
  • 25,956

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Tense, twisted and quite literally chilling - a locked room mystery in a unique setting where no one can be trusted
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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 * A sense of growing menace pervades Emma Haughton's The Dark . . . the freezing wasteland and the claustrophobic workings of the research station are finely rendered * Financial Times * Great characterisation, possible unreliable narrator, increasingly tense plot * Marian Keyes * Terrific . . . modern locked-room mystery * The Times and Sunday times, Best Crime Books 2021 *
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About Emma Haughton

Emma Haughton grew up in Sussex, studied English at Oxford and worked as a journalist for several national newspapers, including The Times Travel section. Emma has written several non-fiction books for schools as well as YA thrillers. THE DARK was her first crime novel; THE SANCTUARY is her second.
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1,504 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
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4 44% (662)
3 25% (375)
2 5% (80)
1 1% (17)
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