The Comfort of Black

2016 Colorado Book Awards Winner (Thriller category)
2016 International Book Awards Winner (Mystery/Suspense category)
2016 National Indie Excellence Award Winner (Suspense category)
2016 RONE Award Finalist (Suspense category)

Though they seem to have everything, Hannah Parks has watched her husband, Dallin, become increasingly distant. Her hope is buoyed when the couple decides to start a family, but what Dallin reveals in his sleep one night rocks Hannah to her core. As she starts to investigate a much darker side of Dallin than she ever knew existed, Hannah peels away the layers of a diseased relationship closely tied to her own abusive past. When Dallin attempts to have Hannah abducted, she is forced to run, doing so with the aid of a man named Black—an ex-con and expert at helping people disappear. Together they must keep Hannah safe from her husband’s far-reaching grasp, all the while trying to solve the mystery behind Dallin’s sudden violence. Does Hannah’s dark family history hold the key to her survival?

…outstanding paranoid thriller… a series of shattering, Philip K. Dickian revelations that would rock anyone’s personal security.
Publishers Weekly, starred review (read more)
Gritty, unflinching, and sometimes violent, this thriller is reminiscent of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and the television series The Equalizer.
Library Journal, starred review
From the very first shocking, irreverent and chilling line you know The Comfort of Black is a knock-your-socks-off-thriller.
—Bestselling Author M.J. Rose
The Comfort of Black is edgy, completely absorbing, and a definite must read by all.
—The U.S. Review of Books
…a symphony of Shakespearean violence wherein the author defies the odds and demonstrates a perfect sense of balance. This is an astonishing performance.
—Bestselling Author Edward Bryant
Here’s a thriller that thrills, a mystery that mystifies.
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