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.

    All my reviews can be found on my blog at

  • Sarah Joint

    The blurb for this book grabbed me immediately. Anything mentioning

    pretty much guarantees I'll take a closer look. This is a dark one, and very original. It is not Dexter, though it shares a main character with a compulsion to do something highly unusual. It's even more of a gray area than Dexter is, however.

    The blurb for this book grabbed me immediately. Anything mentioning

    pretty much guarantees I'll take a closer look. This is a dark one, and very original. It is not Dexter, though it shares a main character with a compulsion to do something highly unusual. It's even more of a gray area than Dexter is, however.

    An unusual and grisly hobby, but he's not killing anyone... right?

    This doesn't fit well with

    She has the insider's perspective of the police department, knowing how thin they're spread trying to take down active murderers before they strike again, saving people. Finding bodies that have been hidden for sometimes decades falls by the wayside. Cases go cold, clues are missed.

    Surely he can't be content with staying anonymous and non-violent forever.

    Sandra isn't the only person who is bothered by Martin Reese, who has been nicknamed "The Finder".

    This is a chilling tale that left me grimacing at times. There were pages where I found some of the writing awkward and had to go back and re-read it to get the point. This didn't happen enough to curtail my enjoyment much, but it was noticeable. This book has been optioned for the small screen, and I think it would translate well. Maybe a dark, gripping miniseries? Time will tell! This one gets a 3.5 from me, rounded up to a 4. I wish I'd been able to connect a bit more with the characters, but still found it to be a good read.

  • 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.

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  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister

    ⭐⭐.5

    I’ve read a lot of out-of-the box thrillers recently. This one certainly fits that category, though maybe not in the best of ways.

    Martin is a loving husband and father. He puts his family first. Okay…most of the time he does. Here’s the deal, it seems Martin has some bizzare hobbies. The kind of bizzare that both his family and the police would probably frown on. But his heart is in the right place... I mean this is for his family after all...right?? And besides, what really are his crimes?

    ⭐️⭐️.5

    I’ve read a lot of out-of-the box thrillers recently. This one certainly fits that category, though maybe not in the best of ways.

    Martin is a loving husband and father. He puts his family first. Okay…most of the time he does. Here’s the deal, it seems Martin has some bizzare hobbies. The kind of bizzare that both his family and the police would probably frown on. But his heart is in the right place... I mean this is for his family after all...right?? And besides, what really are his crimes? Just how guilty is Martin? And what evil has he invited to his front doorstep?

    I thought the premise for this book was quite interesting! It grabbed me right away! Though for me it became a very slow read that lacked that push to keep the story moving forward. I think this could have turned into a great read, but I always felt I was on the outside looking in on this book. Never felt a part of the action. Lacked the connection to help me care about the characters or the story.

    A buddy read with Susanne!

    Thank you to NetGalley, Atria Books and Nathan Ripley for an ARC to read in exchange for an honest review.

  • Helga

    Martin Reese is a digger. He finds the graves of serial killer victims whom the police haven’t been able to find throughout the years. After taking photos of the bones for his own personal collection, he calls the police anonymously and informs them of his find. He likes what he does and is meticulous and thorough. Nobody, not even his wife and daughter know what he's up to in his so called “camping trips”.

    All is well, until he finds a grave, which is supposed to be hiding 20 year old bones of

    Martin Reese is a digger. He finds the graves of serial killer victims whom the police haven’t been able to find throughout the years. After taking photos of the bones for his own personal collection, he calls the police anonymously and informs them of his find. He likes what he does and is meticulous and thorough. Nobody, not even his wife and daughter know what he's up to in his so called “camping trips”.

    All is well, until he finds a grave, which is supposed to be hiding 20 year old bones of a victim. But the grave is covering more than the old remains. There is a newly murdered corpse under the pile of bones. Someone has been following him. Someone knows his secret and is threatening to expose him.

    This book had its ups and downs. The story-line was unique and intriguing but was slow-paced and predictable. There were too many details, repetitions, drawn-out inner dialogues and redundant conversations. The book could have been shorter. Much much shorter.

    Thanks to Nathan Ripley, Text Publishing UK and Netgalley for the advanced copy.

  • Larry H

    I'm between 3 and 3.5 stars.

    I had this feeling of pervasive dread while reading Nathan Ripley's

    , kind of like watching a horror movie. I wasn't exactly sure what would happen but the tone of the book was so creepy that I kept reading while waiting for something bad to occur.

    Martin Reese is a technology executive who was able to retire very early in order to spend more time with his wife and teenage daughter. But he fills his days in a very unusual way—using police files on

    I'm between 3 and 3.5 stars.

    I had this feeling of pervasive dread while reading Nathan Ripley's

    , kind of like watching a horror movie. I wasn't exactly sure what would happen but the tone of the book was so creepy that I kept reading while waiting for something bad to occur.

    Martin Reese is a technology executive who was able to retire very early in order to spend more time with his wife and teenage daughter. But he fills his days in a very unusual way—using police files on serial killers that he buys illicitly, he finds long-buried bodies of their victims and unearths them. Then he calls the police anonymously and lets them know where they can find the bodies, although not without taunting them a little.

    He doesn't do this for the glory or for some kind of weird or sexual urge. He does this simply to help the families who have spent years, perhaps even decades, without being able to put their loved ones to rest to get some closure. The only souvenirs he takes from his "digs" are photos, photos which he includes in a computer scrapbook that gets locked away.

    One police detective doesn't see Martin's "work" as magnanimous; she thinks that if he's digging up these bodies there must be something else wrong with him. Will he soon lead them to bodies he murdered and buried on his own? She wants to apprehend this individual she has dubbed "The Finder" before he gives them something inexplicable to find.

    And that's not the only attention Martin is getting. When he buys the file of infamous serial killer Jason Shurn, whom he believes might have abducted and murdered his wife's sister nearly 20 years ago, and he locates a body, he finds a recently murdered corpse in the same gravesite. It turns out that Martin may be uncovering someone else's kills as well—and they're not too happy about it. How far will they go to get him to stop?

    While comparisons to

    are inevitable,

    is totally different. It does have a dark, creepy tone, and while it has a similar feel to many other thrillers out there, it definitely has a somewhat unique concept. Ripley knows how to ratchet up the suspense, and even though in the end things turned out a little more predictably than I expected, I definitely wondered where he would take the plot.

    I thought this was a good read, although the pacing moved a little slower than many other thrillers. This isn't a book that will leave you breathless, but it definitely will leave you wondering what happens next.

    NetGalley and Atria Books provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review. Thanks for making this available!

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  • Susanne Strong

    If you’re looking for a creepy book that will make you really uncomfortable, this is it.

    “Find You In The Dark” by Nathan Ripley is the kind of book that will get under your skin and make you look over your shoulder. Martin, is the finder, he searches for and locates murder victims’ bodies hidden by a serial killer and calls in these “finds” to the police, letting them know that he did their job for them. Martin is a happily married man and a father of a teenage girl who he loves with all of his

    If you’re looking for a creepy book that will make you really uncomfortable, this is it.

    “Find You In The Dark” by Nathan Ripley is the kind of book that will get under your skin and make you look over your shoulder. Martin, is the finder, he searches for and locates murder victims’ bodies hidden by a serial killer and calls in these “finds” to the police, letting them know that he did their job for them. Martin is a happily married man and a father of a teenage girl who he loves with all of his heart. His fascination with the case began before he got married and as it turns out, his wife’s sister was allegedly one of the serial killer’s first victims. Before Martin got married, he was just a regular guy, you know, the type: the kind that liked to watch women from afar, studying them, learning about them, obsessing over them. That’s how Martin met his now wife…and he’s not even the creepster you need to worry about. The guy you need to worry about, is the one putting these gals in their graves in the first place and once he discovers that the bodies are being dug up, well, he sets his sights on Martin. Are you scared yet? I would be if I were you.

    This was a buddy read with Kaceey - both of us were in agreement on this book from start to finish.

    Thank you to NetGalley, Atria and Nathan Ripley for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

    Published on NetGalley and Goodreads on 7.25.18

  • Julie

    Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley is a 2018 Atria Books publication.

    The title and synopsis for this book sold me right away. However, I never could have guessed the way this odd thriller would pan out.

    The comparison to

    and

    is way overblown, but if you look closely you might see some small similarities.

    Martin Reese has a very, very, dark and twisted hobby. Finding the remains of victims of notorious serial killers, whose bodies were never recovered, just happ

    Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley is a 2018 Atria Books publication.

    The title and synopsis for this book sold me right away. However, I never could have guessed the way this odd thriller would pan out.

    The comparison to

    and

    is way overblown, but if you look closely you might see some small similarities.

    Martin Reese has a very, very, dark and twisted hobby. Finding the remains of victims of notorious serial killers, whose bodies were never recovered, just happens to be Martin’s forte. Every time he succeeds, he sends a note to the police, bragging about his ability to do what they could not.

    Martin’s wife lost her sister to a serial killer and Martin’s obsession hinges on finding his dead sister-in-law. But, to accomplish this goal, he must rely on a rogue cop to provide him with files that gives him the information he requires to perform his task.

    Martin’s wife and teenage daughter have no idea what Martin does when he leaves the house. It is a secret he must keep at all costs.

    What he does could be considered an act of compassion, giving the murder victim’s family long awaited closure. But Detective Sandra Whittal isn’t buying it. Whoever is taunting the police isn’t digging up buried bodies because of any altruistic motives…. And her instincts could be spot on!

    This book is very creepy and atmospheric. Martin’s narration, his remarks about his own dark secrets had me on edge, on top of an already tense situation, and adding Martin’s curious daughter in the mix is beyond bizarre.

    The story has some real potential, but it took its time gathering steam. For me, one of the weaker spots is with Sandra and her partner. They aren’t a good match at all and their dialogue is truly awful. The ‘Dexter’ comparisons and black humor, works better than any real attempts at being a ‘Mr.Ripley’ chameleon- it just wasn’t smooth enough to pull that off.

    But, I liked this book because it was different and not another cookie cutter psycho-thriller. Despite running off the rails a time or two, the author gets kudos for creativity and imagination. However, the story was perhaps a bit too ambitious. I have mixed feelings about this one. I’m rambling on because I’m still waffling on the rating. It wasn’t half bad, actually, but it did have a few issues. Still, I found it entertaining and appreciated the ‘bump in the night’ Chiller aspects enough to give it the benefit of the doubt.

    3.5 rounded down.

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