Find You in the Dark

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  • Hardcover
  • 579 pages
  • Find You in the Dark
  • Nathan Ripley
  • 06 July 2017
  • 9781432859718

About the Author: Nathan Ripley

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Find You in the Dark In This Chilling And Disquieting Debut Thriller Perfect For Fans Of Caroline Kepnes S Hidden Bodies And Jeff Lindsay S Dexter Series, A Family Man With A Habit Of Digging Up The Past Catches The Attention Of A Serial Killer Who Wants Anything But His Secrets UncoveredFor Years, Unbeknownst To His Wife And Teenage Daughter, Martin Reese Has Been Illegally Buying Police Files On Serial Killers And Obsessively Studying Them, Using Them As Guides To Find The Missing Bodies Of Victims He Doesn T Take Any Souvenirs, Just Photos That He Stores In An Old Laptop, And Then He Turns In The Results Anonymously Martin Sees His Work As A Public Service, A Righting Of WrongsDetective Sandra Whittal Sees The Situation Differently On A Meteoric Rise In Police Ranks Due To Her Case Closing Efficiency, Whittal Is Suspicious Of The Mysterious Source She Calls The Finder, Especially Since He Keeps Leading The Police Right To The Bodies Even If He Isn T The One Leaving Bodies Behind, How Can She Be Sure He Won T Start Soon On His Latest Dig, Martin Searches For The First Kill Of Jason Shurn, The Early S Murderer Who May Have Been Responsible For The Disappearance Of His Wife S Sister But When He Arrives At The Site, He Finds Than Just Bones There S A Freshly Killed Body A Young And Missing Seattle Woman Lying Among Remains That Were Left There Decades Ago Someone Else Knew Where Jason Shurn Left The Corpses Of His Victimsand That Someone Isn T Happy That Martin Has Been Going Around Digging Up His Work And When A Crooked Cop With A Tenuous Tie To Martin Vanishes, Whittal Begins To Zero In On The FinderHunted By A Real Killer And By Whittal, Martin Realizes That In Order To Escape, He May Have To Go Deeper Into The Killer S Dark World Than He Ever Thought

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10 thoughts on “Find You in the Dark

  1. megs_bookrack says:

    4.5 stars rounded up Dark and twisted, this book had me glued to the pages from start to finish I flew through this with wild abandon, racing towards the conclusion As soon as I started reading, I was sucked in Find You in the Dark mainly follows Martin Reese, a retired tech guru with an amazingly odd hobby He was a really unique character Not super likable in the mainstream sense, he is definitely morally grey, but personally, I like that I felt major Tony Stark vibes from this guy sans iron super suit Highly intelligent, wealthy, cunning, dry and harboring a lot of secrets.We also get the perspective of Detective Sandra Whittal, easily my favorite character She s onto Reese s extracurricular activities and she s pretty much the only one Dogged in her investigation, Detective Whittal refuses to back down, even when reprimanded by her higher ups Along with her sexy partner, she commences a wonderfully plotted cat and mouse game with Reese.Okay, we have a cat, we have a mouse, then a dog gets thrown in too just to make the game a little interesting That s right, we get to climb into the mind of a serial killer It s dark and I loved every second of it There were twists and turns in this I did not see coming In a few places I was absolutely floored.I thought the plot progression was wonderful and the characters well fleshed out, messy and complicated though they were As you can tell, I had a heck of a lot of fun with this one I hope there is a continuation to this book It left off in a place that could stay here and let the reader decide the rest or could be progressed further I would love to see Sandra and Martin meet again for a rematch A big thank you to the publisher, Atria Books, for providing me with a copy to read and review I truly appreciate the opportunity and really look forward to reading from this author in the future

  2. Kaceey says:

    .5I 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 allright 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.

  3. Larry H says:

    I m between 3 and 3.5 stars.I had this feeling of pervasive dread while reading Nathan Ripley s Find You in the Dark , 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 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 Dexter are inevitable, Find You in the Dark 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 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 See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com, or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at

  4. Julie says:

    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 Dexter and The Talented Mr Ripley 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.

  5. Susanne Strong says:

    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

  6. Carrie says:

    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 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.For reviews please visit

  7. Sarah Joint says:

    The blurb for this book grabbed me immediately Anything mentioning Dexter 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 of a gray area than Dexter is, however Martin is not killing anyone he s simply finding those who have been murdered, effectively both killing hope but giving some kind of closure to their families And he can t resist anonymously taunting the cops a little bit about it, thinking them ineffective and himself intelligent An unusual and grisly hobby, but he s not killing anyone right This doesn t fit well with Detective Sandra Whittal 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 She is not a fan of the disguised voice that calls with the location of long lost murder victims, and thinks something is deeply wrong with him 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 Martin s digs have certainly captured his attention and now Martin is in the sights of a killer 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 with the characters, but still found it to be a good read I received an ARC of this book from Net Galley and Atria Books, thank you My review is honest and unbiased.

  8. Selene says:

    I loved this book s synopsis and had such high hopes for loving these characters Moving along .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 independent and Ellen is increasingly paranoid that some terrible misfortune will befall her But does Martin have another motive for finding these buried women What s his true agenda Issues This story was very 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 if camping were a sport, then Martin was an Olympian 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 Other issues The two detectives assigned to investigate the finder 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 The gist of this story view spoiler There was a one sided bromance between murderers and Martin inadvertently inserted himself into that equation hide spoiler

  9. Zoe says:

    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

  10. Lisa says:

    I read this book when I had the flu I m telling you this because me being high on Nyquil and breathing Bengay fumes may have exacerbated my fleeting moments of terror I had to stop reading one night, get up from bed and walk away So, I waited til the next day, started reading again and realized that yep, I had definitely been high on the Nyquil, because it just wasn t scary any The good news though is that this book and the main character was one creepy son of a gun Sure, he came across as fairly normal, but when you understand how this family man has lived his whole entire life then it turns up the creep factor I would like to see what s happening 10 years down the road from when this story ends Yeah, I d recommend this book, and I intend to read from this author My thanks to Netgalley for the chance to read and review this e arc.