The Restless Dark: Book summary and reviews of The Restless Dark by Erica Waters

The Restless Dark

by Erica Waters

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Sadie meets Wilder Girls in this unnerving tale about the struggle for survival, the twisted satisfaction of revenge, and the darkness hiding in all of us. From Erica Waters, the acclaimed author of Ghost Wood Song and The River Has Teeth, this mystery will haunt you to the end.

Enter Cloudkiss Canyon at your own risk.

The Cloudkiss Killer is dead. Now a true-crime podcast is hosting a contest to find his bones.

Lucy was almost the serial killer's final victim. Carolina is a true-crime fan who fears her own rage. Maggie is a psychology student with a little too much to hide.

All of them are looking for answers, for a new identity, for a place to bury their secrets.

But there are more than bones hiding in the shadows…sometimes the darkness inside is more frightening than anything the dead leave behind.

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"Waters attentively acknowledges the appeal of true crime while confronting the ways in which it can be exploitative. Employing a touch of the supernatural to create a consistently creepy environment, Waters crafts a smart and memorable thriller." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A satisfyingly twisty and refreshingly self-aware examination of human desires for self-knowledge and survival." - Kirkus Reviews

"Waters' atmospheric, creepy psychological thriller combines true crime fandom, a queer love triangle, and a wilderness survival story…[a] compelling, twisty novel where perception is compromised and reality is illusive." - Booklist

"A classic Erica Waters blend of tension, setting so real you can feel it in the room with you, and language so beautiful you can taste it." - Wendy Heard, author of She's Too Pretty to Burn

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Erica Waters

Erica Waters grew up in the pine woods of rural Florida, though she now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. She has a Master's degree in English and works as a university writing tutor. When she's not writing books, you can find her hanging out with her two dogs, Nutmeg and Luna, and forgetting to practice her banjo. She is the author of Ghost Wood Song, The River Has Teeth, and The Restless Dark.

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