Find You In The Dark

Find You In The Dark

A chilling debut thriller in the vein of Dexter and The Talented Mr Ripley.Martin Reese has a hobby: he digs up murder victims. He buys stolen police files on serial killers, and uses them to find and dig up missing bodies. Calls in the results anonymously, taunting the police for their failure to do their job.Detective Sandra Whittal takes that a little personally. She’s...

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Title:Find You In The Dark
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Find You In The Dark Reviews

  • Zoe

    Dark, menacing, and gritty!

    Find You In The Dark is an engrossing, creepy thriller that delves into the sadistic and disturbing thoughts, motivations, and actions of serial killers and immerses you in all the manipulation, violence, murder, depravity, and pure evil they're capable of.

    The prose is chilling and tight. The characterization is well done with a whole slew of characters that are flawed, vulnerable, and persistent. And the plot, told from multiple perspectives, is an exceptionally suspe

    Dark, menacing, and gritty!

    Find You In The Dark is an engrossing, creepy thriller that delves into the sadistic and disturbing thoughts, motivations, and actions of serial killers and immerses you in all the manipulation, violence, murder, depravity, and pure evil they're capable of.

    The prose is chilling and tight. The characterization is well done with a whole slew of characters that are flawed, vulnerable, and persistent. And the plot, told from multiple perspectives, is an exceptionally suspenseful, twisty, violent, tension-filled thrill ride that keeps you on the edge of your seat from the very first page.

    Overall, Find You In The Dark is a fast-paced, unique, ominous tale that reminds you that if you continually dance with the devil eventually you might get burned.

    Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Emily

    4.5⭐

    Find You in the Dark was a very fun read for me. The synopsis is right up my alley, and I'm happy to say that I enjoyed it.

    You can pretty much sell me on any serial killer novel, and this one did not disappoint. The story was intriguing, and I was so excited to find out what was going to happen. This is also a pretty unique story since the main character is a vigilante of sorts who is digging up victims of serial killers that the police couldn't find.

    This is a slow burn, but I still found

    4.5⭐

    Find You in the Dark was a very fun read for me. The synopsis is right up my alley, and I'm happy to say that I enjoyed it.

    You can pretty much sell me on any serial killer novel, and this one did not disappoint. The story was intriguing, and I was so excited to find out what was going to happen. This is also a pretty unique story since the main character is a vigilante of sorts who is digging up victims of serial killers that the police couldn't find.

    This is a slow burn, but I still found it to be an addicting read. I was interested in the storyline as a whole, I liked some of the character dynamics - it's always interesting to me when someone has a family, and keeps a secret life like this.

    The main issue that I had with this book, and what kept it from being a 5 star read for me, was the ending. It was unsatisfying to me, and there's a plot point that I really wish would have been wrapped up that wasn't. I don't want to say anything else to avoid spoilers, but I'm frustrated. I feel like some things just weren't explained, and I'm not sure why.

    My other problem was the way the two main cops interacted with one other. I had moments in which I liked Sandra, and others in which she irritated me so much. I understand that she has difficult struggles as a woman police officer, but she was so specifically obsessed with being better than her partner (who also was her friend). Then her partner (Chris) kept hinting around her not understanding certain things because she didn't have children. Ugh. There were other things, too, but I just didn't really care for either of them. They weren't supposed to be heroes, though.

    Overall, I enjoyed this book very much, and I hope to read more crime fiction from Nathan Ripley. Thank you so much to Atria Mystery Bus for providing me with an early copy. Find You in the Dark will be released on 6/19!

  • Bark

    Martin is a family guy who has what some may consider a very creepy hobby. No, he doesn’t collect Living Dead Dolls or horror movies like the rest of weirdos, he digs up the corpses of people murdered by serial killers and taunts the police with his ghastly finds. His wife and daughter have no idea what he’s doing on the side even though he comes home dirty and smelly after a long day of playing with old bones. The police also haven’t a clue.

    Find You In The Dark has a twisted and unique to me st

    Martin is a family guy who has what some may consider a very creepy hobby. No, he doesn’t collect Living Dead Dolls or horror movies like the rest of weirdos, he digs up the corpses of people murdered by serial killers and taunts the police with his ghastly finds. His wife and daughter have no idea what he’s doing on the side even though he comes home dirty and smelly after a long day of playing with old bones. The police also haven’t a clue.

    Find You In The Dark has a twisted and unique to me story. On his last dig, something goes awry that may expose Martin’s strange little hobby to the world and put he and his family in danger. Martin will do anything to keep his family safe (even though one member doesn’t deserve his loyalty, if you ask me) and that is all I am going to say about the plot.

    I love being in the head of messed up people rather than being stuck reading a story from the lead investigators POV the entire time. Martin, a serial killer and the police officer who gets involved in the case all share page space and I enjoyed that. I see a lot of people taking issue with the female officer but she didn’t bug me at all. The person I didn’t like was Martin’s wife. She was spoiled and selfish and every conversation with her was insufferable and I kept hoping bad things would happen to her. If my spouse took off for a few days and came home smelling of anything foreign, never mind death (frigging death, people!), you can bet he’d be answering questions until his lips fell off. This woman? All she cared about was helicoptering her teenager and getting her boutique ready for opening day. Not a nosy bone in that one’s body. How is she even a wife?!

    This wasn’t a fast paced book and it took me longer to finish than I had hoped. Something about the pace was just a wee bit off but I liked the strange turns the story took. There aren’t fifty shocking twists but it walks down some dark and unexpected paths. If you don’t mind a slower pace and like to spend a little time with deviants this one is for you!

  • Marianne

    3.5★s

    Find You In The Dark is the first novel by Canadian author, Nathan Ripley. Martin Reese is a wealthy man with an unusual hobby. He made his money from IT, sold his company and now enjoys his free time looking after his wife, Ellen, who insists on maintaining some independence, and his almost-fifteen-year-old daughter, Kylie.

    Every so often (more often, recently) Martin goes on a camping weekend, on his own. At least, that’s what he tells everyone. What he’s actually doing is tracking down t

    3.5★s

    Find You In The Dark is the first novel by Canadian author, Nathan Ripley. Martin Reese is a wealthy man with an unusual hobby. He made his money from IT, sold his company and now enjoys his free time looking after his wife, Ellen, who insists on maintaining some independence, and his almost-fifteen-year-old daughter, Kylie.

    Every so often (more often, recently) Martin goes on a camping weekend, on his own. At least, that’s what he tells everyone. What he’s actually doing is tracking down the unfound bodies of the victims of serial killers. He digs them up, photographs the remains and then sends the cops a message with GPS coordinates. It’s usually a pretty snarky message, taunting them for their incompetence.

    Detective Sandra Whittal finds those messages very irritating and is determined to discover the identity of the man(?) she calls The Finder, but it’s not easy: the sites are always clean; the messages from him are computer-generated. But Sandra feels he’s escalating, and she worries he will move on from finding victims to producing his own.

    When Martin tracks down his final body, the one for whom he’s been searching for nearly twenty years, he finds a surprise, and it’s not a pleasant one. It seems that, despite all his care, someone else knows what he has been doing. And has implicated him in something much less benign that giving closure to bereaved families.

    Ripley’s plot is clever and original, with plenty of twists and a good dose of tension, although it does require some suspension of disbelief over several aspects of the story. While Martin and his daughter show a bit of depth, many of the support characters are rather one-dimensional or a bit stereotypical for much of the book. The pace is a bit slow at times, only picking up to page-turner speed in the final quarter, and there are some minor plot holes.

    If the reader can accept the premise of what the main character does and why, then Ripley’s tale is an interesting exploration of what sort of pressure it takes to make a person act on their most repressed inclinations. Ripley’s serial killers are chillingly believable, and he does manage to have the reader wavering between wanting Sandra to get her man and wanting Martin to get away with it. Not quite Dexter or Mr Ripley, but still quite an impressive debut novel.

  • Melissa

    I find it impressive how vile and tormented someone could be, how a sick mind can operate... This book give you an inside view on how a serial killer thinks, and that is something. Ok, I'll say it, it's disgusting. This book was good, but I found it difficult to read.

    I received an advanced copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Carrie

    Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley is a thriller that centers around Martin Reese who after an early retirement has a rather odd hobby no one else knows about. You see Martin takes these camping trips off by himself but instead of enjoying nature Martin looks for the remains of victims of serial killers.

    Martin’s wife’s sister had been a victim twenty years before and the family had never received closure or real evidence of what happened to her so Martin thinks he just may find her in his adv

    Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley is a thriller that centers around Martin Reese who after an early retirement has a rather odd hobby no one else knows about. You see Martin takes these camping trips off by himself but instead of enjoying nature Martin looks for the remains of victims of serial killers.

    Martin’s wife’s sister had been a victim twenty years before and the family had never received closure or real evidence of what happened to her so Martin thinks he just may find her in his adventures one day. When he does find something he makes anonymous tips to police getting himself known as the finder. Of course stepping into this world gets Martin more than he ever bargained for.

    Find You in the Dark was compared to Caroline Kepnes and Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter which put me on the fence on whether this one would be for me. Love some Caroline Kepnes but not so much the Dexter so of course I land in the it was alright zone with this one instead of the love it.

    The book had a lot of potential to it but again with this one the characters never really pull me in to where I absolutely am on the edge worrying what will happen to them. The story is somewhat a slow burn that to me really seemed a bit predictable along the way leaving me with the meh, it’s alright feeling after I was done. Some may love this one but for me it lacked a spark of excitement in it’s darkness.

    I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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  • Selene

    I

    this book’s synopsis and had such high hopes for loving these characters!

    Martin sold his tech company and retired early. He’s wealthy and his wife, Ellen, is a loan officer turned shopkeeper. Their teenage daughter, Kylie, is a high school student with a love for swimming. Ellen’s sister, Tinsley, has been missing for twenty years and Martin has been spending all of his free time searching for her remains. Along the way, he uncovers bodies of other murdered women and an

    I

    this book’s synopsis and had such high hopes for loving these characters!

    Martin sold his tech company and retired early. He’s wealthy and his wife, Ellen, is a loan officer turned shopkeeper. Their teenage daughter, Kylie, is a high school student with a love for swimming. Ellen’s sister, Tinsley, has been missing for twenty years and Martin has been spending all of his free time searching for her remains. Along the way, he uncovers bodies of other murdered women and anonymously report the findings to the police. Ellen doesn’t have any clue about how Martin spends his “camping” time, but his daughter soon finds out some interesting details when he becomes sloppy.

    At first it seems as though Martin’s secretive search for his sister-in-law is a genuine one. He cares for his wife but her sister’s disappearance/assumed murder is a very touchy subject. It’s also one that keeps bouncing to the forefront of their family life because their daughter wants to be more independent and Ellen is increasingly paranoid that some terrible misfortune will befall her. But does Martin have

    motive for finding these buried women? What’s his true agenda?

    This story was

    underwhelming for the first half and the pace was frustratingly slow.

    Martin visited these burial sites regularly, dug up human remains in various stages of decay and returned home sometimes a smelly mess, and his wife NEVER suspected something was a bit odd?

    Okay, so he mostly showered and cleaned up at hotels, but he did this solo “camping” activity for many years and

    ! He lied to his daughter and wife about his whereabouts all the time and he still managed (somehow) to be a bore! His inner monologue for the majority of this book was dull, despite the nature of his exracurricular activities.

    The two detectives assigned to investigate the

    of these uncovered bodies were one dimensional. Detective Chris Gabriel felt inferior to his partner, Sandra Whittal, and she was about as likable as a migraine. Their dialogue together was only slightly interesting at the very end.

    “You smell like unwashed old man, Dad.”

    ▣ The author’s writing style was okay, but the pulse of this book was at flatline status for almost the entire story! There were occasional blips of life and some clever bits, yes. But these characters

    skipped from gray to ultra high definition

    the sixty-two percent mark.

    Finally!

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  • Selena

    I received a free e-copy of Find you In The Dark by Nathan Ripley from NetGalley for my honest review. This book is Nathan Ripley‘s debut thriller.

    This book is about a wealthy retired man, Martin, who has a family of his own. He is bored and is obsessed with serial killers. He secretly researches and digs up missing victims of serial killers. He feels like he is doing people a favor by helping solve mysteries secretly and doing thing that the police don't do.

    Martin's most recent dig is the bod

    I received a free e-copy of Find you In The Dark by Nathan Ripley from NetGalley for my honest review. This book is Nathan Ripley‘s debut thriller.

    This book is about a wealthy retired man, Martin, who has a family of his own. He is bored and is obsessed with serial killers. He secretly researches and digs up missing victims of serial killers. He feels like he is doing people a favor by helping solve mysteries secretly and doing thing that the police don't do.

    Martin's most recent dig is the body of Tinsley, who is his wife's sister who has been missing for 20 years. When he arrives at the burial site to dig up his victim, he discovers something extra that sets him in a tailspin of events. Now he is on someone's radar and he is being chased by someone who isn't happy that Martin is digging up his work.

    Mystery, suspense, serial killers and crooked cops. Need I say more . . . .

  • Dennis

    Nathan Ripley (real name Naben Ruthnum)'s

    is an interestingly different serial killer story than what I'm used to. The story focuses on Martin Reese, father, husband, breadwinner, and grave digger. Martin's hobbies include vigilante investigating and rescuing missing bodies of the victims that were never discovered and returning them to the police. Plot twist: Martin returns the bodies in secret, taunting and bullying the police for

    . Martin's secretive

    Nathan Ripley (real name Naben Ruthnum)'s

    is an interestingly different serial killer story than what I'm used to. The story focuses on Martin Reese, father, husband, breadwinner, and grave digger. Martin's hobbies include vigilante investigating and rescuing missing bodies of the victims that were never discovered and returning them to the police. Plot twist: Martin returns the bodies in secret, taunting and bullying the police for

    . Martin's secretive hobby has spanned decades and the police are beginning to question this mysterious vigilante's motive. While investigating another key dig, Martin starts to unravel a deeper, darker secret that not only threatens him, but the livelihood of everyone in his life. Martin must dive into this uncharted territory of the underground society of crime and murder in order to save the people he loves most, but will it end up taking a piece of him with it?

    is an intelligently written dark serial killer thriller that not only provokes you, it questions what is deemed right and wrong in our society. It's a slower paced novel than other serial killer thrillers that I've read, but the pacing ends up working well with this story.

    is a character-driven story, latching onto our emotions, while keeping us on the edge of our seats. This story is a slow-burn at it's core, which you wouldn't expect from the synopsis provided, so prepare to wait for the build-up and hope it pays off for you. Sometimes with slow-burns, the pay off is phenomenal (e.g.:

    ), and sometimes the pay off falls flat. For me, I didn't necessarily feel that the pay off was as incredible as it could've been,

    . If you have yet to fully dive into this demented, sick world of serial killers and crime-fiction, I would urge you to read this story. As I've mentioned before, it's a beautifully character-driven story that really resonates the reader with the characters. For me, the pay off was something that I felt has already been done before. Crime-fiction is a hard genre to write for since it's become such an over-saturated market, but if you're inquiring about

    , then you should totally pick it up.

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