Book Mail – The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel

It’s like this book knew that it was going to snow and decided to show up at the perfect time for me to take a photo.

Thanks to Dutton Books for the free early copy in exchange for my honest review

THE FAMILIAR DARK – Amy Engel (Releasing March 31st, 2020)

I really enjoyed Engel’s other book, THE ROANOKE GIRLS, you can see that review here!

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Here’s the synopsis:

A spellbinding story of a mother with nothing left to lose who sets out on an all-consuming quest for justice after her daughter is murdered on the town playground.

Sometimes the answers are worse than the questions. Sometimes it’s better not to know.

Set in the poorest part of the Missouri Ozarks, in a small town with big secrets, The Familiar Dark opens with a murder. Eve Taggert, desperate with grief over losing her daughter, takes it upon herself to find out the truth about what happened. Eve is no stranger to the dark side of life, having been raised by a hard-edged mother whose lessons Eve tried not to pass on to her own daughter. But Eve may need her mother’s cruel brand of strength if she’s going to face the reality about her daughter’s death and about her own true nature. Her quest for justice takes her from the seedy underbelly of town to the quiet woods and, most frighteningly, back to her mother’s trailer for a final lesson.

The Familiar Dark is a story about the bonds of family–women doing the best they can for their daughters in dire circumstances–as well as a story about how even the darkest and most terrifying of places can provide the comfort of home.

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