I booktalked Darkness on the Edge of Town by J. Carson Black to my staff on Tuesday. This led to quite a lot of discussion about teens and the internet, and then to teens as risk takers. It was a terrific discussion flowing from a review of a book that only I had read.
This is the first in a series featuring Laura Cardinal, Arizona Dept. of Public Safety investigator. Laura is haunted by memories of an eighteen-year-old crime even as she searches for the killer of a young teenage girl in Bisbee, AZ. Despite the opposition and opinions of other officers, she starts to look for a sexual predator with internet connections. Anyone who is fascinated by internet crime of any sort, such as those who enjoyed Greg Iles' Mortal Game, will find this novel intriguing.
J. Carson Black's web site is: www.jcarsonblack.com
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