Places in the Dark

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Bantam Books, 2001 - Fiction - 245 pages
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It is autumn 1937 when a mystery woman appears in Port Alma, a sea village nestled on the chilly coast of Maine. A fragile, green-eyed beauty, the woman arrives with little more than the clothes on her back and a wealth of unspoken secrets.

Before a year goes by, she will flee Port Alma on the same bus that brought her there. But before she goes, she will irrevocably alter the lives of two brothers — leaving one dead, and the other perched on the edge of madness.

There is much that Dora March has hidden.

But in Port Alma, Maine, there are other secrets, too....

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This is a eerie dark tale taking place in the brutal 1930s in the small community of Port Alma, Maine. A mysterious young woman arrives in the town, finds work, and wins the heart of Billy Chase, the ... Read full review

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Thomas H. Cook is the author of fifteen novels, including The Chatham School Affair, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel; Instruments of Night; Breakheart Hill; Mortal Memory; and Sacrificial Ground and Blood Innocents, both Edgar Award nominees; and two early works about true crimes, Early Graves and Blood Echoes, which was also nominated for an Edgar Award. He lives in New York City and Cape Cod, where he is at work on his next novel, Into the Web.

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