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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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User Review  - debavp - LibraryThing

Yes I really did read this in two evenings. The story was interesting and you always knew there was more to it than met the eye at that moment. I really liked it that the action moved so quickly ... Read full review

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User Review  - wiccked - LibraryThing

I wasn't sure, when I bought this, off a sale table at a book store, if Alex Barclay was a male or a female. Having read the book I had to look her up online to discover that she is indeed female ... 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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