Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley
Audio Read by: Corey Brill
Published by: Text Publishing on March 6th, 2018
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Crime
Format: e-ARC & Audio
Source: NetGalley (Audio borrowed from the library)
Summary (from Goodreads): Martin Reese has a hobby: he digs up murder victims. He buys stolen police files on serial killers, and uses them to find and dig up missing bodies. Calls in the results anonymously, taunting the police for their failure to do their job.
Detective Sandra Whittal takes that a little personally. She’s suspicious of the mysterious caller, who she names the Finder. Maybe he’s the one leaving the bodies behind. If not, who’s to say he won’t start soon?
As Whittal begins to zero in on the Finder, Martin makes a shocking discovery. It seems someone—someone lethal—is very unhappy about the bodies he’s been digging up.
Hunted by a cop, hunted by a killer. To escape and keep his family safe, Martin may have to go deeper into the world of murder than he ever imagined.
Review: Regrettably, I didn’t get to this title in time and had an opportunity to borrow the audiobook from the library. I really enjoyed the audiobook it made the story come to life in my head while I was doing mindless tasks around the apartment.
This novel follows Martin who is a retired tech start up entrepreneur who has the odd hobby of digging up not yet found victims of serial killers and reporting it to the police in a taunting way. You get a glimpse into his home life as well as hookups for obtaining information for his digging.
Intertwined with this, we learn that his wife’s sister Tinsley was murdered by a serial killer and that Martin is obsessed with obtaining enough information to locate her body 20 years later.
When I had requested this book I wasn’t in my true crime peak yet, but glad that I did because this book was just want I needed this Halloween season. We got a big glimpse into Martin’s brain and POV instead of it being mostly procedural with the investigation as a lot of books in this genre tend to me.
The pacing was a bit slow but it was addicting to keep reading to find out if he’ll ever get caught, who he will find next, and how the relationships between all the characters change throughout as new facts are revealed about one another.
Overall, I enjoyed this novel quite a bit. I would have liked a few more pages to provide a more wrapped up ending and an epilogue to see how these events affected all the characters. I would be interested in picking up another one of Nathan Ripley’s books!
*Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a copy of the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review*