About the Book
Deep in the Kentucky hills, three women have been found brutalized and murdered.
But the folks in Night Holler have their own ways and their own laws.
And they’re not talking…
Led to an isolated Appalachian Mountain town by a trail of disturbing murders, FBI special agent Violet Rainwater’s determined to catch a serial killer with a twisted agenda. With locals refusing to reveal their secrets, Violet’s only ally is Detective John Orlando. But even John has an ulterior motive—he’s convinced this case is connected to his wife’s murder.
As they dig deeper, Violet uncovers a link to her own unresolved past. For years she’s worked the cold case of her mother’s abduction, which had led to her birth. The need to look into the eyes of the sinful man who fathered her consumes Violet. Until she can, she’ll never have peace. Because she’s terrified she might be exactly like him.
In this chilling novel, when the present collides with Violet’s mysterious past and John’s tragic loss, they must unravel the warped, sinuous connections before the killer strikes again. But solving the case might not be nearly as terrifying as the possibility that Violet’s finally found her roots…
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In My Opinion
A Cry in the Dark by Jessica R. Patch gives us just a snapshot of some of the horrific evil in this world. The book also gives readers hope in that no matter our past, our circumstances, or regrets, or our lack of love there is One who reaches in and holds out hope. Hope of a better future and restoration and eventual judgment (maybe not in our lifetime) for the wrong doers in our lives.
Violet Rainwater was introduced in Her Darkest Secrets as part of a special investigative team that focuses on strange crimes. The villains are creepy, sometimes hidden right in front of us, and the suspense is high in this book. There is a lot happening in this small holler in Kentucky to keep Violet and her co-workers on their toes.
But right alongside the darkness, light shines in. Sometimes it comes in the form of a revelation of one of the characters. Others it comes from another person. And one of the best things about light is that even the smallest bit permeates the dark. The more lights that build, the more the darkness retreats until all that is left is light.
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