WHITESANDS A John Dark Case by Johann Thorsson
Cover Art: Don Noble
Publisher: Headshot Books
THE BREAKOUT SUPERNATURAL THRILLER FROM ICELANDIC WRITER JOHANN THORSSON, OUT SEPT 26th
Detective John Dark’s daughter has been missing for two years. In his frantic and unfruitful search for her two years ago, John Dark overreached and was reprimanded and demoted.
Now suddenly back into the homicide department, Dark and his partner Monique Moreno are put on a chilling case – a man who killed his wife in their locked house and then dressed the body up to resemble a deer, but claims to remember none of it. A few days later a nearly identical case crops up connecting the suspects to a prep school and a thirty year old missing persons’ case.
Just as he is getting back into his old groove, a new lead in his daughter’s disappearance pops up and threatens to derail his career again.
Time is running out and John Dark needs to solve the case before more people are killed, and while there is still hope to find his daughter.
True Detective meets Paranormal Activity in WHITESANDS, a thrilling supernatural crime novel.
"Whitesands is a haunting, thrilling book that has the twists and turns of The Killing, the blend of realism and the supernatural in True Detective, and the heartbreak of The Lovely Bones. A captivating story of love, loss, and justice."—Richard Thomas, author of Disintegration, and Breaker (Thriller Nominee)
..“A fantastic blending of genres in the hands of a gifted storyteller. Part psychological thriller, part supernatural police procedural—think The Sinner meets Behind Her Eyes, WHITESANDS made my spine crawl and has an ending that felt perfect. More please, Mr Thorsson.” - Mark Matthews, Shirley Jackson Award nominee
.."An expert blending of detective thriller and dark-tinged supernatural that not only defies genre, but expectations. Heartfelt, horrifying, and the introduction to one of the more interesting heroes of detective fiction in quite a while!" - Barry Napier, author of the Cooper M. Reid series.
.. “In Whitesands, Johann Thorsson packs enough incident for a novel twice its size, until it’s impossible to turn the pages fast enough.” —John Langan, author of The Fisherman and Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies
Author bio: Johann Thorsson is a writer of dark fiction. A native of cold, dark Iceland, Johann has been published in Fireside Fiction, The Apex Book of World SF 4 and in Garden of Fiends, alongside Jack Ketchum. He spends most of his free time reading, wandering out in the dangerous backroads of Iceland and chasing his kids. He has a complicated degree in computational genetics from a fancy university in England that does him no good. Whitesands is his first novel. He talks about books all day on Twitter as @johannthors