I like Cornelia Read’s writing and A Field of Darkness was her first book. I bought it at a book sale and enjoyed the cop investigation murder mystery thriller. Madeline Dare was a debutante, now married to Dean (yes, she loves him), but feels stuck in podunk Syracuse. She hates the cold, the town, and wants to escape. Visions of being a real journalist clash with her current life at a small town paper. But, an old mystery resurfaces and it might involve her New York city cousin, Lapthorne – possible gay bon vivant, or lecherous killer of young girls? You decide?
Old dog tags surface. There’s still someone alive from the local fall fair. Girls were killed, but the killer never found or charged. Madeline digs deeper and other girls are dead. Who to believe? Is there a local dirty cop? What about her journalist boss? Lots of suspects, lots of dirt, and Madeline’s husband Dean is out of town and worried about her. Does she and her best friend Ellis get in too deep? It seems that everyone Madeline is connected with seems to die. Not looking good for the home team.
A Field of Darkness is well written and pulls together the clues to lead you and Madeline to the killer. Hope it’s not too late!!