Author(s): Nathan Ripley
In this chilling debut thriller, reminiscent of Dexter and The Talented Mr. Ripley, a family man obsessed with digging up the undiscovered remains of serial killer victims catches the attention of a murderer prowling the streets of Seattle.
Martin Reese is obsessed with murder.
For years, Martin has been illegally buying police files on serial killers and using them to locate long-lost victims. After he uncovers the bodies, he calls the police anonymously and taunts them with his finds. He sees his work as a public service, a righting of all the mistakes cops have made for years. On his latest dig, he searches in a graveyard for the first kill of Jason Shurn, the murderer also thought to be responsible for the disappearance years before of Martin's sister-in-law. But at the site, he is shocked to disccover a fresh body lying among decades-old remains.
Detective Sandra Whittal is a case-closer on a meteoric rise through the police ranks. She's suspicious of the mysterious caller--the Finder, she names him. Even if the Finder isn't the killer, who's to say that he won't start killing soon?
Then the call about the latest find comes in. Whittal's fears deepen. And Martin wonders what's going on--because whoever made the call, it wasn't him...
`One heck of an addictive thriller. Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley is an original, inventive take on what happens when you go looking where you shouldn't.' -- Jennifer Hillier, author of * Jar of Hearts and Wonderland *
Nathan Ripley is the pseudonym of Naben Ruthnum, a winner of Canada's prestigious Journey Prize for best short story published by an emerging writer. He lives in Toronto.