A Liam Dempsey Thriller

2 books in series
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The River Is Dark Publisher's Summary

In a small town along the Mississippi River, separate but nearly identical attacks have left two married couples brutally murdered in their homes. A young boy—the lone survivor of the killings—now lies comatose in the hospital. And the police’s only lead is the boy’s terrified description of the assailant: a “monster.”

Enter former homicide detective Liam Dempsey, whose estranged brother fell victim to the killer. Dragged into the investigation as a suspect, Dempsey vows to solve the case and clear his name. But two things stand between him and the truth: a web of local politics, and the grim secrets the victims held close. All the while, a murderer with boundless hatred continues to raise the body count.

As the troubled ex-cop tries to pull justice from the town’s emotional wreckage, he realizes that his could be the next life lost to the killer’s ruthless, twisted plan for revenge.

©2014 Joe Hart (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • The River Is Dark

    • By: Joe Hart
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,073
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 928
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 923

    In a small town along the Mississippi River, separate but nearly identical attacks have left two married couples brutally murdered in their homes. A young boy—the lone survivor of the killings—now lies comatose in the hospital. And the police’s only lead is the boy’s terrified description of the assailant: a “monster."

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Save you money - and time!

    • By M. Gross on 04-03-15

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • The Night Is Deep

    • By: Joe Hart
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    Though he's still tormented by his brother's murder and the accident that ended his career, ex-homicide detective Liam Dempsey is trying to move on. His girlfriend and their adopted son are the best things that ever happened to him - and being a police liaison is the next best thing to being back on the force. But when an old friend asks for his help, Liam is thrust into a harrowing investigation that reawakens his darkest personal demons.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book and awesome narration..

    • By Trish R. on 06-08-17

    Regular price: $10.49