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HarperCollins, 2005 - Americans - 390 pages
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Alex Barclay


From a broken childhood comes an unbreakable an unbreakable bond.

In 1985 in a North Texas backwater, two teenage boys made a chilling pact that would unite them forever in a dark and twisted loyalty.

Now one lies dead.

And the man responsible is going to pay.

When a routine investigation comes to a violent and tragic end, Detective Joe Lucchesi takes leave from the NYPD and moves with his wife and son to a quiet village on the south east coast of Ireland. They're happy. They're safe. And they're about to enter a nightmare more terrifying than the one they left behind.

When a young girl goes missing and the village closes ranks, Detective Lucchesi sets out to find the truth and uncovers a sinister trail that leads from the other side of the Atlantic and cuts directly to the very heart of his family.

His wife is lying. His son is lying.

And a killer is lying in wait.

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A bestseller in the U.K. and Ireland, Irish author Barclay's somewhat predictable debut is unlikely to meet similar success in the States, where it will struggle to stand out among many similarly ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Alex Barclay lives outside Dublin. Darkhouse is her debut novel..

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