This Dark Place: A Detective Kelly Moore Novel

By Claire Kittridge

Delicate Prey Publishing

Available April 17, 2018

eBook and paperback

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Delicate Prey Publishing is thrilled to announce the release of THIS DARK PLACE. The debut novel by Claire Kittridge, a brilliant new voice in crime and suspense.

Priscilla Ames is the daughter of a Wall Street hedge fund manager that has made millions in the stock market. She’s reckless, impulsive, always wanting to be the center of attention, but one thing has been constant – her friendship with Avery Moss. They are like sisters that share adventures and look out for each other in times of need.

Avery Moss comes from a working-class family in Brooklyn. She met Priscilla as an 8 year-old at an elite NYC private school where Avery was on a one-year scholarship. They became friends on the first day of school when Avery beat up a boy that was teasing Priscilla. When Avery’s scholarship was discontinued, Priscilla’s father, Peter Ames, stepped in and has supported her schooling ever since, including sending the girls to a prestigious acting college in London

NYPD Detective Kelly Moore is a member of the elite Queens Violent Felony Squad. She is smart and strong and direct. Years ago, her older sister disappeared while traveling in England and the case was never solved, haunting all of her investigations. Moore’s greatest strength and her greatest weakness are two sides of the same coin: when she’s on her game, she works from the inside out, acting on hunches and then backing them up with evidence – but under duress, she acts rashly, leaping before she looks.

When Priscilla’s body is found by Avery in a posh London flat and her death is splashed across headlines worldwide, Kelly Moore flies across the Atlantic to join a crack team of British investigators working on the case.

Together with the London Metropolitan Police, Kelly must track down a twisted serial killer who seems to know her every move and her darkest secrets. As the body count rises, and panic spreads, the killer threatens to make Kelly the next victim.

In a heart-racing game of cat and mouse, Kelly must outwit this elusive master of surveillance – who might be the last person she suspects.

Claire Kittridge grew up in Brooklyn, NY watching The X-files, Law and Order, and a worn-out VHS tape of Sweeney Todd that she found in the basement. Long a lover of atmospheric landscape, rolling hills, and rainy days, Claire fell in love with England and its great fictional detectives while traveling around Britain as a teenager.

An avid reader, triathlete, and boxing fan, Claire lives in New York City with her cat, Chairman Meow. She is currently at work on the second Kelly Moore novel.

Twitter: @cpkittridge

Instagram: @clairekittridge

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My Review

Having read this book I still feel a kind of loss to a point. First the book was great and had everything I love in police books.

However I still have a lot of questions that I am sure will be answered as the series goes on.

Kelly Moore is a new detective but she is very impulsive which sometimes can be good but can also out you in dangerous scenarios more often than not.

I did enjoy the character and how she interacts with people but I didn’t see near the bluster from her that I had thought I would have.

I see a lot of potential for this series and while I did see stuff that didn’t make as much sense to me I did find the book a very good read and will definitely read on in the series.

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