'A high quality, sharply written thriller whose motley cast of deviants and misfits delivers some breathtaking twists on the way to a bleak but very satisfying conclusion. This is the reality of motherhood - red in tooth and claw' Sarah J Naughton, bestselling author of The Festival
'Raw, powerful, beautiful - devastatingly good' TM Logan, bestselling author of The Holiday
'Beautiful and harrowing and everything in between' Chris Whitaker, award-winning author of We Begin at the End
Sometimes it's better not to ask questions. Sometimes it's better not to know.
Eve Taggert's life has been spent steadily climbing away from her roots. Her mother, a hard and cruel woman who dragged her up in a rundown trailer park, was not who she wanted to be to her own daughter, Junie.
But 12-year old Junie is now dead. Found next to the body of her best friend in the park of their small, broken town. Eve has nothing left but who she used to be.
Despite the corrupt police force that patrol her dirt-poor town deep in the Missouri Ozarks, Eve is going to find what happened to her daughter. Even if it means using her own mother's cruel brand of strength to unearth secrets that don't want to be discovered and face truths it might be better not to know.
Everyone is a suspect.
Everyone has something to hide.
And someone will answer for her daughter's murder.
From the bestselling author of The Roanoke Girls, The Familiar Dark is a spellbinding story about the bonds of family as well as a story about how even the darkest and most terrifying of places can provide the comfort of home. The Familiar Dark will blow you away.
PRAISE FOR THE FAMILIAR DARK
'Dark and beautifully written. Spellbinding' Catherine Steadman, bestselling author of Something in the Water
'Absolutely bloody brilliant. It's so well-written I felt like I was living her pain' Fiona Cummins, award-winning author of The Neighbour
'Dark, moving, intriguing. Truly inspiring' Susan Lewis, bestselling author of One Minute Later
'Powerful, gripping, heart-stopping' Laura McHugh, award-winning author of The Wolf Wants In
'From its gripping beginning to its sobering finale, Amy Engel's The Familiar Dark never fails to enthral with surprising twists' Daily Mail
'This is fierce and brilliant' The Observer