Deep into the Dark

Deep into the Dark

“Tracy seems to have found her literary sweet spot.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

New York Times bestseller P. J. Tracy returns with Deep into the Dark, a brand new series set in LA and featuring up-and-coming LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan and murder suspect Sam Easton.

Sam Easton—a true survivor—is home from Afghanistan, trying to rebuild a life in his hometown of LA. Separated from his wife, bartending and therapy sessions are what occupy his days and nights. When friend and colleague Melody Traeger is beaten by her boyfriend, she turns to Sam for help. When the boyfriend turns up dead the next day, a hard case like Sam is the perfect suspect.

But LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan, whose brother recently died serving overseas, is sympathetic to Sam's troubles, and can't quite see him as a killer. She's more interested in the secrets Melody might be keeping and the developments in another murder case on the other side of town.

Set in an LA where real people live and work--not the superficial LA of Beverly Hills or the gritty underbelly of the city--Deep into the Dark features two really engaging, dynamic main characters and explores the nature of obsession, revenge, and grief.

P. J. Tracy is known for her "fast, fresh, and funny" characters (Harlan Coben) and her "sizzling" plots (People); the Monkeewrench series was her first, set in Minneapolis and co-written with her mother. Now with Deep into the Dark she's on her own—and it's a home run.

Title:Deep into the Dark
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250754943
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    Deep into the Dark Reviews

  • Liz

    It’s always interesting when a beloved author starts a new series. Will it live up to existing works? In this case, the answer is yes, although it’s a very different style of writing than the Monk...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Hmmm... As a big fan of Monkeewrench series, I may honestly say that I was expecting something more earth shattering, mind blowing from the author ! It was still a great start with complex storyline a...

  • Matt

    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, P. J. Tracy , St. Martin’s Press, and Minotaur Books for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbi...

  • Chris  C - A Midlife Wife

    Intense and intricate plot. Very unique look into the effects of PTSD with an impressive mystery attached. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I have to admit this book surprised me a bit. I wasn’t sure what t...

  • Maureen Carden

    Longtime fans of the mother and daughter writing team P.J. Tracy have wondered whether or not daughter Traci would continue the Monkeewrench series after the death of mother P.J. I haven’t seen the ...

  • Diane S ?

    Starting a new series after having huge success with a former series and the Monkeywrench crew, is sure to be challenging. This new series highlights the seedy underbelly of LA and features two new ch...

  • ?Rachel?

    Sam and Melody, each struggling with issues from their past, have formed a friendship after working together at a trendy Los Angeles bar, The Pearl. They find themselves embroiled in not one, but two ...

  • Fiona

    It's hard to write objective reviews for a writer who was behind one of my favourite series - though the best part of Monkeewrench is that found family trope, so I was at least prepared for something ...

  • Chris

    Deep into the Dark is one half of former mother/daughter P.J. Tracy (her mother passed away a few years ago). This story finds coworkers and friends Sam and Melody accused of murdering their respectiv...

  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader

    This was my first book by Tracy and it was super nice that it is the first book in her new series. I was not really sure what to expect form this new author but I was pleasantly surprised how fast the...