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From a broken childhood comes an unbreakable and deadly bond. In 1985, in a North Texas backwater, two teenage boys made a chilling pact that would unite them forever in a dark and twisted loyalty. Now one lies dead. And the man responsible is going to pay.

When a routine investigation comes to a violent and tragic end, Detective Joe Lucchesi takes leave from the NYPD and moves with his wife and son to a quiet village on the south east coast of Ireland. They're happy, they're safe...and they're about to enter a nightmare more terrifying than the one they left behind. When a young girl goes missing and the village closes ranks, Detective Lucchesi sets out to find the truth and uncovers a sinister trail that leads from the other side of the Atlantic and cuts directly to the very heart of his family. His wife is lying. His son is lying. And a killer is lying in wait.

©2005 Alex Barclay; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

Critic Reviews

"Darkhouse is a terrific debut by an exciting new writer." (The Independent on Sunday)
"With no-hold, non-stop action moving seamlessly between North Texas, New York, and Waterford, Barclay confidently delivers a knockout first novel." (The Irish Times)
"Darkhouse meets all the criteria of a good thriller: scary moments, twists, and page-turning hooks...Darkhouse will guarantee you a few sleepless nights." (Irish Evening Echo)

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  • Naomi
  • 12-07-10


Don?t bother is my adivice! Extremely disappointing and predictable story line. With an irritating narrator with so many different dialects to do. The only good point only three and half hours long

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