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Deep into the Dark: A Mystery (The Detective Margaret Nolan Series #1) (Paperback)
“Tracy seems to have found her literary sweet spot.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
New York Times bestseller P. J. Tracy returns with Deep into the Dark, a brand new series set in LA and featuring up-and-coming LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan and murder suspect Sam Easton.
Sam Easton—a true survivor—is home from Afghanistan, trying to rebuild a life in his hometown of LA. Separated from his wife, bartending and therapy sessions are what occupy his days and nights. When friend and colleague Melody Traeger is beaten by her boyfriend, she turns to Sam for help. When the boyfriend turns up dead the next day, a hard case like Sam is the perfect suspect.
But LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan, whose brother recently died serving overseas, is sympathetic to Sam's troubles, and can't quite see him as a killer. She's more interested in the secrets Melody might be keeping and the developments in another murder case on the other side of town.
Set in an LA where real people live and work--not the superficial LA of Beverly Hills or the gritty underbelly of the city--Deep into the Dark features two really engaging, dynamic main characters and explores the nature of obsession, revenge, and grief.
P. J. Tracy is known for her "fast, fresh, and funny" characters (Harlan Coben) and her "sizzling" plots (People); the Monkeewrench series was her first, set in Minneapolis and co-written with her mother. Now with Deep into the Dark she's on her own—and it's a home run.
About the Author
P. J. Tracy is the pseudonym of Traci Lambrecht, bestselling and award winning author of the Monkeewrench series. Lambrecht and her mother, P. J., wrote eight novels together as P. J. Tracy before P. J. passed away in 2016. Lambrecht has since continued the Monkeewrench series solo. She spent most of her childhood painting and showing Arabian horses, and graduated with a Russian Studies major from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she also studied voice. She now lives outside Minneapolis.
ONE OF GOODREADS’ MOST ANTICITPATED MYSTERY & THRILLERS OF THE YEAR
“The author of the award-winning “Monkeewrench” novels launches a new L.A.-based series with an intense, unforgettable novel that focuses on the predators and prey that thrive in the city. The intricately plotted story handles Easton’s PTSD with compassion while revealing his disturbing torment. Three complex characters, Sam, Melody, and Detective Nolan, are introduced in a gripping story for thriller fans.” —Library Journal (starred review), Pick of the Month
“[A] riveting series launch. . . . The suspense rises as the plot takes some unexpected twists and turns. Readers will want to see more of Maggie, a complicated woman determined to succeed in a profession dominated by men, and the troubled Sam, who does his best to do the right thing.” —Publishers Weekly
"Tracy launches a new series that depends as much on strong character development as it does on crime-solving." —Booklist
“The layered storytelling and empathy offered to every character make Deep into the Dark not just a hard-to-put-down thriller, but one that leaves the reader with much to think on, with no easy answers in sight.” —BookPage