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The Darkness (The Jack Carston Mysteries Book 3) by [Kirton, Bill]
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Book 3 of 5 in A Jack Carston Mystery (5 Book Series)

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Editorial Reviews


This is a disturbing book - it's also a very good one.
(Julia Jones, author of the Strong Winds Trilogy.)

A taut and gripping read. A dark, intense ride that keeps you guessing right until the exciting conclusion.
(P. S. Gifford, author of The Curious Accounts of the Imaginary Friend.)

The Darkness will grab you by the jugular and keep you reading ... an audacious and haunting novel that deserves public attention.
(Norman Goldman)

... a wonderful, thrilling, dark, compassionate book. The ending is unexpected, and brave, but felt completely right..
(Gillian Philip, author of The Rebel Angels series.)

When you read The Darkness be prepared to be manipulated and have your moral compass reset by this master storyteller. This book is clever, tightly constructed, immensely satisfying. Get yourself a copy of The Darkness and ask yourself this; what would you do?
(Michael J. Malone, author of the D. I. McBain books.)

A truly gripping novel with two unforgettable story lines depicting a darkness which scarily we all might be capable of in certain circumstances.
(Rosemary Gemmell, author of Dangerous Deceit and The Highland Lass.)

No matter how you feel about the genre this isn't typical. So far above it took my breath away. A must read for its characterization, plots, and humanity. Brilliant.
(Jane V. Stevens.)

The Darkness might confound some readers who expect mystery novels to follow a conventional pattern, but those who enjoy intelligent psychological suspense are in for a treat..
(Mary Maddox, author of the The Daemon World Books.)

... hits the very tricky balance between dispassionate honesty about and sympathy for basically good people squashed by cruel circumstances.
(Kate Kasserman, author of Independence.)

... not only a good read but a lesson in human nature.
(Jean Henry Mead, author of the Logan and Cafferty series.)

With this entry in the Jack Carston series, Bill Kirton nails his claim to greatness.
(Reb MacRath, author of the Fast and Furies series)

... compelling, deep and at times very funny. A dark read, but highly recommended.
(Anthony McFadden.)

... compelling, fascinating and chilling..
(Greta van der Rol, author of the Morgan Selwood Books)

About the Author

Bill Kirton was born in Plymouth, England but has lived in Aberdeen Scotland for most of his life. He’s been a university lecturer, presented TV programmes, written and performed songs and sketches at the Edinburgh Festival, and had many radio plays broadcast by the BBC and the Australian BC. He’s written four books on study and writing skills in Pearson’s ‘Brilliant’ series and his crime novels, Material Evidence, Rough Justice, The Darkness, and the historical novel The Figurehead, set in Aberdeen in 1840, have been published in the UK and USA. His short stories have appeared in several anthologies and Love Hurts was chosen for the Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 2010. His website is and his blog’s at

Product details

  • File Size: 2459 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bill KIrton (August 12, 2012)
  • Publication Date: August 12, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008X8ZM8G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #786,017 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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