The Familiar Dark

The Familiar Dark

Set in the poorest part of the Missouri Ozarks, in a small town with big secrets, The Familiar Dark opens with a murder. Eve Taggert, desperate with grief over losing her daughter, takes it upon herself to find out the truth about what happened. Eve is no stranger to the dark side of life, having been raised by a hard-edged mother whose lessons Eve tried not to pass on to her own daughter. But Eve may need her mother's cruel brand of strength if she's going to face the reality about her daughter's death and about her own true nature. Her quest for justice takes her from the seedy underbelly of town to the quiet woods and, most frighteningly, back to her mother's trailer for a final lesson.

Title:The Familiar Dark
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524745950
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    The Familiar Dark Reviews

  • Meredith

    Dark, Gritty, and Disturbing“The world was ugly, especially for girls. There was no escaping it. You either fought back or you surrendered.”The Familiar Dark is a suspenseful, intense psychologica...

  • Emily May

    The world might be changing in some places, but not here. Here it was still the same old merry-go-round of drugs and poverty and women being chewed up and spit out by men. People in other worlds co...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Another book will shake you to the core, leaving an unforgettable scar at your sole forever, stealing a vulnerable piece of your heart!In the middle of wilderness, abandoned, neglected town, left behi...

  • Deanna

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...I really enjoyed Amy Engel’s previous novel “The Roanoke Girls” and have been looking forward to her next novel ever since...

  • Paromjit

    Amy Engel follows the brilliant The Roanoke Girls with this superb gritty, tragic, character driven, emotionally nerve wracking, atmospheric mystery set in the Missouri Ozarks in the small town of Bar...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister

    5 stars!Gritty. Emotional. Gripping. Addictive. The novel starts with emotional intensity when Eve Taggart discovers her twelve-year-old daughter has been murdered at the local playground. Eve and her...

  • Brenda -Traveling Sister

    Hot Diggity Dang! This is one exciting emotionally taut page-turner not to be missed. I had to ask Amy Engel about this one and her writing process. She joined us in our Behind the Pages group to answ...

  • marilyn

    Thirty year old Eve and her thirty one year old brother, Cal, grew up the worst kind of poor. Raised by a cruel, drug dealing, mother who had men living in their rotting trailer, all through Eve's lif...

  • Debra

    "Little girls were never safe. I should know; I used to be one." Eve Taggert is a single Mother whose bright light was snuffed out when her twelve-year-old daughter, Junie was murdered in a local p...

  • Michelle

    Eve Taggert grew up in the poorest part of the Missouri Ozarks with a meth addicted mother hell bent on crime and an older brother, Cal, that always did his best to protect her. Eve, now an adult, wor...