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  1. Luvtoread Luvtoread says:

    The book opens with an explosive beginning that you cannot stop reading even if you wanted to This story had a little bit of everything in it, horror, crime, mystery, terror, romance and suspense throughout the story This was a fast read since it was hard to put the book down and I couldn t wait to find out what would happen next I thought I had the solved the who and where was the killer mystery, but to my delight, my assumptions were wrong and how much better that the suspense had me on The book opens with an explosive beginning that you cannot stop reading even if you wanted to This story had a little bit of everything in it, horror, crime, mystery, terror, romance and suspense throughout the story This was a fast read since it was hard to put the book down and I couldn t wait to find out what would happen next I thought I had the solved the who and where was the killer mystery, but to my delight, my assumptions were wrong and how much better that the suspense had me on the edge of my seat This story has many twists and is not a stereotypical crime mystery This is a very well written book and Joe Hart is now a name I will not forget and I highly recommend this to horror and dark crime fiction lovers.I have given this book a rating of 4 1 2 terrorizing stars


  2. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    The story takes place along the banks of the Mississippi river The story however does not travel at a snails pace The book begins with you on the edge of your seat and it did not let up until the very end.I did figure out where the story was going but it was still an enjoyable trip to get there Hart s writing was that perfect blend of spooky and pulse racing.Liam finds out that his estranged brother and his wife have both been brutally murdered He agrees to come down and take care of all the The story takes place along the banks of the Mississippi river The story however does not travel at a snails pace The book begins with you on the edge of your seat and it did not let up until the very end.I did figure out where the story was going but it was still an enjoyable trip to get there Hart s writing was that perfect blend of spooky and pulse racing.Liam finds out that his estranged brother and his wife have both been brutally murdered He agrees to come down and take care of all their lose ends and do the final arrangements Liam does have ghosts of his own but I completely adored his character He was tough, funny and never came off as an asshole.He starts poking around town and secrets start falling out.Some of the story takes place on a rainy night and I think I lost a few fingernails as I chewed them off without even thinking I think I m going to have to giveof Joe Hart s books a look at now I received an arc copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


  3. Patrice Hoffman Patrice Hoffman says:

    The River is Dark opens to an explosively grim scene involving a child running from a monster Immediately it s obvious the pace of Joe Hart s novel will move swiftly Retired Detective Liam Dempsey goes to a Tallston, Minnesota after he receives news that his brother and sister in law have been brutally murdered Their young son is in the hospital in critical condition fighting for his life.Liam initially comes off as the damaged detective many characters seem to be nowadays It almost makes yo The River is Dark opens to an explosively grim scene involving a child running from a monster Immediately it s obvious the pace of Joe Hart s novel will move swiftly Retired Detective Liam Dempsey goes to a Tallston, Minnesota after he receives news that his brother and sister in law have been brutally murdered Their young son is in the hospital in critical condition fighting for his life.Liam initially comes off as the damaged detective many characters seem to be nowadays It almost makes you wonder are there no good detectives out there Must they all be one drink away from the edge Eventually, the reasons Liam seems so broken become revealed I really enjoyed getting to know him as he investigates the murders in this small town As the evidence piles up, and the clues start leading towards the development of land near the river, the pieces begin to fall into place for who or what is causing the gruesome deaths.Let me tell you, during the moments of action, Hart spares no expense He s descriptive, gory, gruesome, and encompassing I only wish he d spent a littletime on the characters Although The River is Dark is a little on the short side, I still think that a littledepth could have been given to these characters It would have made for better rounded story.Overall, The River is Dark is a fast moving novel that explores the results of what happens when greed takes over, family secrets are exposed, and the past just won t go away I really enjoyed reading this novel and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quick read with an interesting mystery oh yeah and monsters Copy provided by Thomas Mercer via Netgalley


  4. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    Liam Dempsey, a former detective, is called to his estranged brother s town after learning that his brother and sister in law were the second couple brutally murdered in a short period of time.Liam s own life is in turmoil after a work incident leaves him wishing that he could end his own life but the guilt renders him unable to allow himself such an escape Going back to bury his older brother who had hated him all of his life , Liam finds himself being asked by the town s sheriff to help sol Liam Dempsey, a former detective, is called to his estranged brother s town after learning that his brother and sister in law were the second couple brutally murdered in a short period of time.Liam s own life is in turmoil after a work incident leaves him wishing that he could end his own life but the guilt renders him unable to allow himself such an escape Going back to bury his older brother who had hated him all of his life , Liam finds himself being asked by the town s sheriff to help solve the brutal murder mutilations Aided in part by an old flame a cousin to Liam s sister in law , he embarks on a murder mystery that hits all too close to home.My only complaint was that aside from the murders themselves the story fit a little too neatly into a formulaic thriller mystery novel, complete with the obligatory love interest The pacing was fast enough to sustain the story, but much of it was predictable, in my opinion.Still, a good, solid read, and I will definitely be readingfrom Joe Hart in the future


  5. Maxine (Booklover Catlady) Maxine (Booklover Catlady) says:

    I am a recent convert to liking the writing of Joe Hart, this book did not let me down at all from what I expected it to be A lot of crime books have a very similar plot and approach to them, I found The River Is Dark to be different Much of the perspective and the detective work is being done by former homicide Detective, Liam Dempsey, rather than a massive focus on the police and it being a police procedural, it hasof a private detective approach In a small town along the Mississi I am a recent convert to liking the writing of Joe Hart, this book did not let me down at all from what I expected it to be A lot of crime books have a very similar plot and approach to them, I found The River Is Dark to be different Much of the perspective and the detective work is being done by former homicide Detective, Liam Dempsey, rather than a massive focus on the police and it being a police procedural, it hasof a private detective approach In a small town along the Mississippi River, separate but nearly identical attacks have left two married couples brutally murdered in their homes A young boy the lone survivor of the killings now lies comatose in the hospital And the police s only lead is the boy s terrified description of the assailant a monster Enter former homicide detective Liam Dempsey, whose estranged brother fell victim to the killer Dragged into the investigation as a suspect, Dempsey vows to solve the case and clear his name But two things stand between him and the truth a web of local politics, and the grim secrets the victims held close All the while, a murderer with boundless hatred continues to raise the body count.Liam comes to this small town to find out what happened to his brother and his family, who were brutally murdered in their home, no known motive seems apparent at first Friends of his brother were also killed in their home a few weeks earlier, in the same brutal manner, with one survivor this time, their young son who saw the killer and what the killer is capable of The boy says he saw a monster Nobody believes him.The pace is consistent and not rapid for the majority of the book, but it s very well written so it does not become boring Liam takes it upon himself to do some investigation into the double murders and has somewhat of a handshake blessing by the town s sheriff to do so Frankly, the sheriff came off as lazy and too close to retirement to want to do it, so he passes the buck Liam is a gritty, damaged character, he s been through a lot in his life but thankfully we find he still has a tender spot He s not a fearful man and goes into this investigation with a determination to find answers I liked the raw elements to him a lot.When further killings happen and the police finally realise they have a serial killer on their hands, Liam stands on his own with saying the man they have in custody, that everyone is pointing fingers at, is the wrong man Nobody is really listening Again, Liam is on his own, pushing through the clues and evidence All unofficially.I picked early in this book by a dropped clue who the killer was and why he was killing, I have to say I was a bit disappointed it was as obvious as it was at least to me , I like my crime books to hold their reveals until near the end Maybe I am just a good book detective The pace picks up considerably towards the end asblood is shed in the most horrific of ways and Liam closes in on finding the killer, putting himself in danger whilst doing so It s on the edge of your seat stuff and whilst I predicted the ending, it still gave me a buzz of satisfaction It s one of those ending that had me feeling both horrified and sad, empathetic and disgusted Conflicted.The concept of who the killer is and why is great, I found that to be something a bit different, I can t spoil it for you but the imagination of Joe Hart kicks into full gear with his creation of the killer I think this is where Joe Hart s skills in also writing horror books successfully crosses genres The whole atmosphere of the book is that of a somewhat melancholy town and certainly melancholy characters, some so insipid they nearly vanish Liam and the killer are the stand out, well written, tangible characters in this novel For me the rest just have faded away already A good read for any crime thriller fan, I have to admit I expected a bitaction than what the first two thirds of the book has, but I was not unhappy with the book and really enjoyed it from start to finish I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  6. Blake Crouch Blake Crouch says:

    Liam Dempsey, the protagonist of The River is Dark, arrives in Tallston, Minnesota, a sleepy, scenic town on the banks of the Mississippi River An ex homicide detective, he s come to investigate the grizzly murder of his estranged brother and his brother s wife, and to set their affairs in order But these murders are different His family wasn t just killed They were literally torn apart, and their deaths are just the beginning of a rampage of violence that s riding into town Such is the set Liam Dempsey, the protagonist of The River is Dark, arrives in Tallston, Minnesota, a sleepy, scenic town on the banks of the Mississippi River An ex homicide detective, he s come to investigate the grizzly murder of his estranged brother and his brother s wife, and to set their affairs in order But these murders are different His family wasn t just killed They were literally torn apart, and their deaths are just the beginning of a rampage of violence that s riding into town Such is the setup of Joe Hart s excellent thriller, The River is Dark, which is easily one of the best thrillers I have read in a long time I find that books often fall into one of two categories Great story telling plot mediocre writing Or the inverse beautiful writing a story that goes nowhere If the plot is sexy enough, I ll hang with it, but great writing absent a story is always a non starter for me Hart, thank God, has ALL the goods First off, the man can write Witness this beautiful passage that describes our hero waking up With a grunt he rolled over and slapped at the button, eventually silencing the screeching clock He listened The popping sound of the late summer sun warming the floorboards of the old farmhouse kitchen, the jangle of the wind chimes on the front porch, a breeze pressing its breath against the old windows in the bedroom, a car passing on the highway and then gone The River is Dark is filled with such passages Hart approaches every sentence with a precision and care that armors the entire piece with a welcome sturdiness More than anyone else, Hart s delicate touch with landscape and character especially Dempsey reminds me of the great James Lee Burke And never is his command of language onof a display than his utterly riveting action sequences Hart can flat out write action, and with prose that s muscular and enthralling, that isn t afraid to linger in the thrills and scares of the moment. But the great news for readers, is that Hart s wordsmithing agility isn t just an exercise It s all in the service of creating interesting, memorable characters and dropping them into a story you simply cannot put down Dempsey, the protagonist, is a great character His mysterious and tragic backstory looms over the narrative like an ax waiting to drop, and when it final does, the reveal is shattering I won t even risk spoiling what the plot points and all this story has to offer, but once Dempsey arrives in Tallston and begins to uncover the details of his brother s brutal murder, a sense of dread and foreboding descends on every page Be forewarned this is a scary, scary book, and the final climatic scenes will leave you breathless But if you love stories that get your pulse racing and dump adrenaline into your bloodstream, there is so much to love within these pages


  7. Bill Bill says:

    This was a fast and furious one from Joe Hart Not overly high on the originality scale and scattered with horror clich s, this one still managed to grab me from the beginning and Joe s storytelling pulled me thru the rest of the way This would make one hell of a movie Ex Det Liam Dempsey doesn t sleep well His estranged brother Alan and his wife Suzie fall victim to a brutal home invasion murder Now Liam must go back to the small town of Tallston to get his brothers affairs in order and tr This was a fast and furious one from Joe Hart Not overly high on the originality scale and scattered with horror clich s, this one still managed to grab me from the beginning and Joe s storytelling pulled me thru the rest of the way This would make one hell of a movie Ex Det Liam Dempsey doesn t sleep well His estranged brother Alan and his wife Suzie fall victim to a brutal home invasion murder Now Liam must go back to the small town of Tallston to get his brothers affairs in order and try to find out the truth about what really happened In order to do so he will need to cross the river of secrets and lies What he finds there is very dark, indeed 3.5 Stars rounded up to 4 because Joe Hart knows how to write an engaging tale This one may even be a lesson in thriller mystery horror basics for the upcoming writer I look forward tofrom Joe view spoiler Every time Peter came on the scene, I could not get the image of Edward Lee s The Bighead out of my mind Not a pretty visual, but I suppose it did work for the story hide spoiler


  8. JudiAnne JudiAnne says:

    No longer a police detective, Liam Dempsey quickly sets out to investigate the barbaric murders of his brother and his sister in law when he gets a call from Special Agent Phelps informing him of the home invasion of his brother and sister in law in Tallston, Minnesota When he arrives he learns his brother s best friends were also murdered the day before Liam s nephew has survived and is in the hospital When he is questioned he claims he saw the monster who killed his mother and father Along No longer a police detective, Liam Dempsey quickly sets out to investigate the barbaric murders of his brother and his sister in law when he gets a call from Special Agent Phelps informing him of the home invasion of his brother and sister in law in Tallston, Minnesota When he arrives he learns his brother s best friends were also murdered the day before Liam s nephew has survived and is in the hospital When he is questioned he claims he saw the monster who killed his mother and father Along the way Liam accidentally meets his former girlfriend, Dani, and they set out together to solve the mystery of the monster.This well written book is a compelling fast read that is filled with a gruesome, gory storyline There were times I gagged but my interest was piqued so I had to read on When I picked up this novel at night I kept looking at the corners for movement and once I jumped in fear at the sound of the ice maker It was kind of like going to a horror movie and putting your hands over your eyes while peaking through your fingers because you cannot not watch The sweetness of Dani and Liam s romance was a good balance with the gruesome murders I will try to read another of Joe Hart s books again, however, I will be looking for one just a little lighter


  9. Gatorman Gatorman says:

    Pretty standard thriller from Hart about a man who returns to his hometown to deal with his estranged brother and sister in law s murders Not much original here and filled with the usual cliches for the genre, but the characters are likable and the story does move along at a nice pace I went in with low expectations which probably helped One of those stories you forget pretty much right after you finish Literary Chinese food 2.5 stars bumped to 3 because, well, it didn t annoy me.


  10. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    Liam Dempsey, a former detective, is called to his estranged brother s town after learning that his brother and sister in law were the second couple brutally murdered in a short period of time.Liam s own life is in turmoil after a work incident leaves him wishing that he could end his own life but the guilt renders him unable to allow himself such an escape Going back to bury his older brother who had hated him all of his life , Liam finds himself being asked by the town s sheriff to help sol Liam Dempsey, a former detective, is called to his estranged brother s town after learning that his brother and sister in law were the second couple brutally murdered in a short period of time.Liam s own life is in turmoil after a work incident leaves him wishing that he could end his own life but the guilt renders him unable to allow himself such an escape Going back to bury his older brother who had hated him all of his life , Liam finds himself being asked by the town s sheriff to help solve the brutal murder mutilations Aided in part by an old flame a cousin to Liam s sister in law , he embarks on a murder mystery that hits all too close to home.My only complaint was that aside from the murders themselves the story fit a little too neatly into a formulaic thriller mystery novel, complete with the obligatory love interest The pacing was fast enough to sustain the story, but much of it was predictable, in my opinion.Still, a good, solid read, and I will definitely be readingfrom Joe Hart in the future I received a copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


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