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February 17, 2016



 So brilliant. No book of Girl In The Dark by Marion Pauw should be left on the book shelf in any book shop. All thriller fans should order your copy now, I can assure you all that you will not be disappointed. Each of the chapters of the story are told in turn by the voices of Ray and Iris. Ray became obsessed with his neighbour Rosita and her young daughter Anna. He was sentenced by the judge for the murder of Rosita and Anna. Iris is a lawyer she is assigned to Peter Van Benschop he has been using under age actors in x-rated films. Soon Iris finds out that there is a connection between Ray and her mother. This is a thrilling and very entertaining read. I just loved it.
The blurb
An award-winning, internationally bestselling author makes her American debut with this taut, riveting domestic drama— with the compulsive intensity of The Good Girl, The Pocket Wife, and The Stranger, about a long-lost brother convicted of a horrifying crime and a sister’s fight to clear his name  A  sister’s fight to clear his name.
A single mother and lawyer, Iris has a colourful caseload, a young son with behavior issues, and a judgmental mother.
She also has a brother shocking news she uncovers by accident. Why did her mother lie to her for her entire life? Why did she hide the existence of Ray Boelens from Iris?
Curious about this sibling she has never known,Iris begins to search for long-buried truths. What she discovers surprises and horrifies her. Her older brother is autistic and in prison for brutally murdering his neighbour  and her daughter.
Visiting  Ray, she meets a man who looks heartbreakingly like her own son.  A man who is devoted to his tropical fish and who loves baking bread.  A man whose naiveté unnerves her. There is no question that Ray is odd and obsessive, unable to communicate like the rest of us. But is he really a killer?
Told alternately in the voices of Ray and Iris, Girl In The Dark is a compulsive, page-turning thriller about lies, murder, and the tenacity of a family determined to stay together even as they are pulled apart at the most vulnerable seams.
Marion Pauw  
is a thriller writer living in Amsterdam. Girl In The Dark won the Golden Noose Award in The Netherlands under the title Daglicht, and has sold more than 200,000 copies in Europe. Girl In The Dark is her American debut.
Published by harper Collins February 2016

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