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The Darkness Inside: Writer's Cut (Alex Rourke Book 2) by [Rickards, John]
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What if your mistake cost seven years of a young girl's life? How far would you go to put that right?

Cody Williams was never charged with a string of child abductions and murders, but everyone knows he was the man behind them. While the remains of some of his victims have been found down the years, several are still out there, buried in the Massachusetts wilds. Now Cody's dying and the families want their children's bodies recovered. And he'll talk, but only to the man who put him away, former FBI agent Alex Rourke.

It's an unpleasant task for Rourke, but it gets far worse when he finds out that one of the victims might not have been killed at all, as he and everyone else had assumed. That she might still be alive, seven years later, still held captive. That Williams might not have acted alone. That by bringing down Cody, Alex gave the true villain free rein.

Alex gambled his soul on Cody's guilt when he was in the Bureau, and it looks like he bet wrong. Now he could buy the lost girl's freedom with his own, but will he? And if not, can he find her true captor and make up in some small way for the mistakes he made seven years ago, or will he - and she - die in the attempt?


"Rickards is a master of tension and pacing. In Rourke he has created a brilliant anti-hero lead on a par with John Connolly’s Charlie Parker." - Crimespree Magazine

"Rickards is one author who doesn’t pull punches." - Spinetingler

"Rickards is definitely one to watch." - Peter Robinson (Watching The Dark, Aftermath)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Aptly named.... 15 July 2013
By Dispatcherdi - Published on
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Really hard for me to review this story--- I thought it was well written, but the content of the story is so twisted and dark that sometimes I HAD to put it down and go do other things for a while, and get back to it later. Rather timely that I read it now when there have been recent stories in the news of kidnapped young girls found still alive and captive many years later.

I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for the realism factor--- I don't think ANYONE in the real world, former FBI, current FBI, CIA, etc, could go around creating that much collateral mayhem and criminal activity in the name of catching his man, and not be held more accountable. And finally, one small peeve I have is that apparently the writer is British which is all well and great, but if the story is set in Boston and the New England area in general, then use American terminology. It's not a "track" in Boston, it's a road... or a street.... or a driveway, but a Bostonian would know that a track is where you race cars and horses or run foot races. Other British terminology used occasionally as well which was off putting, because you forget that the story is set in America and begin to think that it has suddenly shifted to the U.K.
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4.0 out of 5 stars raw emotion 17 March 2014
By K2 - Published on
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my first Rickards/Creighton book. good pace, page turner. i highly recommend this book but beware you will stay up all night to finish it
5.0 out of 5 stars Great writer 30 November 2015
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I don't give plots & sub-plots & sub-sub-plot reviews. Let the reviewers that enjoy that process continue to do their fine jobs. Just want give this fine Swedish mystery writer, Ake Edwardson, credit for a fine batch of writing.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 19 June 2015
By M Bruner - Published on
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Have to pay attention because of so many flashbacks.