Bisbee, Arizona. A family community that attracts a healthy trade in tourism. Like many small towns, it has its fair share of petty thefts and domestic disturbances. But no one is prepared for the discovery of a teenage girl’s dead body propped up inside the park band shell, clothed in a doll-like dress.
Arizona Department of Public Safety investigator Laura Cardinal knows immediately what she is up against: a cunning Internet sexual predator. But why is she being plagued by memories of the abduction of a schoolmate some eighteen years earlier?
In a runaway case that propels her from a lavish Tucson estate to the secretive heart of Florida’s Forgotten Coast, Laura must confront the ghosts of her own past—even as another child goes missing and she must race against the clock to find her.
DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN is the first novel in the Laura Cardinal Series of thrillers by J. Carson Black.