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That Darkness As a forensic investigator for the Cleveland Police Department, Maggie Gardiner has seen her share of Jane Does The latest is an unidentified female in her early teens, discovered in a local cemetery More shocking than the girl s injuries for Maggie at least is the fact that no one has reported her missing She and the detectives assigned to the case including her cop ex husband are determined to follow every lead, run down every scrap of evidence But the monster they seek is watching each move, closer to them than they could ever imagine Jack Renner is a killer He doesn t murder because he savors it, or because he believes himself omnipotent, or for any reason other than to make the world a safer place When he follows the trail of this Jane Doe to a locked room in a small apartment where eighteen teenaged girls are anything but safe, he knows something must be done But his pursuit of their captor takes an unexpected turnMaggie Gardiner finds another body waiting for her in the autopsy room and a host of questions that will challenge everything she believes about justice, morality, and the true nature of evil


About the Author: Lisa Black

Lisa Black spent the happiest five years of her life in a morgue Strange, perhaps, but true After ten years as a secretary, she went back to school to get a Bachelor s degree in Biology from Cleveland State University In her job as a forensic scientist at the Cuyahoga County Coroner s Office, she analyzed gunshot residue on hands and clothing, hairs, fibers, paint, glass, DNA, blood and many other forms of trace evidence, as well as crime scenes She had her life sorted out just the way she liked it until her husband got fed up with Cleveland snow and moved them to Florida, 1400 miles away from her family and her career Not that she s bitter or anything Now she works as a latent print examiner for the city of Cape Coral, Florida, police department, working mostly with fingerprints and crime scenes Lisa has lectured at writer s conventions and appeared on panels In her life as a writer she s a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers In her life as a forensic specialist she s a member of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists, the International Association for Identification, the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts and is certified by the American Board of Criminalistics She has had over 950 hours of instruction in forensic topics and has testified in over 50 trials Her book Perish was shortlisted for the inaugural Sue Grafton Memorial Award by Putnam and Mystery Writers of America.



10 thoughts on “That Darkness

  1. says:

    That Darkness Gardiner and Renner, 1 by Lisa Black is the first book in a new series featuring forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner and Homicide Detective Jack Renner, who happens to be a vigilante killer on the side This is not a spoiler, it is in the book description Just like Ms Black s other series, this one is also set in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio and it is very accurately portrayed Maggie is obsessed with e


  2. says:

    If you like the following, you will like this book In depth forensic descriptions This isn t just they took some fingerprints or they found some DNA This book gets into the nitty gritty of fingerprint patterns and methods, fiber analysis, crime scene dissection, etc Crime suspense thrillers Vengence and vigilante justiceWhile at times I found some of the plot points far fetched and I had to fight hard to suspend my disbe


  3. says:

    Mixed read for me Loved all the crime scene analysis, the details, the investigating, in which the author has much experience Also liked the question of vigilante justice, the moral ambiguity of the question When someone is so evil that other people are nothing to them, people to be abused, thrown away, shouldn t they be stopped no matter what the means, or who delivers the justice Up for personal opinion Human trafficking


  4. says:

    That Darkness by Lisa Black is a 2016 Kensington publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This is the first book in the Gardiner and Renner series I m not entirely sure my feelings about this book are entirely settled just yet, however, even though I have a few lingering feelings of unease, I thought this story was pretty clever Maggie is a fingerprint exp


  5. says:

    Is it better to do the right thing or the legal thing What s a cop to do when he craves justice and there just doesn t seem to be any Well, he takes matters into his own hands Jack Renner, Cleveland homicide detective just wants to make the world a safer,just place He kills, but only the lowlifes who have escaped the traditional methods of justice the ones that present a danger to others He reminded methan a little of the Dext


  6. says:

    Maggie s work involves collecting fiber, mineral, hair and blood samples from crime scenes Looking through her microscope, she uncovers similarities between victims Maggie starts thinking there is a vigilante, but that only happens on television.Jack Renner is a detective He picks up the pieces that the law let s slip through the cracks Someone has to take action Why not him That Darkness is a suspense novel The two main charact


  7. says:

    This is my first book by this author It is well written, fast paced, and I liked the main character, Maggie, a forensic investigator The killer and his motives are revealed early on and brings questions of right vs wrong Ending surprised me and the continuation of this series should be interesting Thank you Kensington for my free copy


  8. says:

    This is the beginning of a new series by this author The reader is introduced to Maggie Gardiner, a Forensic Investigator think CSI with the Cleveland Police Department.When Maggie is called in to investigate evidence, or lack of same, in several recent murders, she is surprised to find clues that seem to point to one killer of all the victims All of the deceased have been on the wrong side of the law for various reasons they were a


  9. says:

    A special thank you to Kensington and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewNice Cover Lisa Black s introduction to her first installment of Gardiner and Renner 1, THAT DARKNESS, is a psychological crime suspense of justice, morality, and evil, keeping you page turning Maggie Gardiner, a forensic investigator for the Cleveland Police Department has a new case An unidentified white female twelve to fifteen years of page


  10. says:

    This was a lil slow to start but really picked up towards the end I think this is the perfect set up for a great series I m anxious to read the next one This was a lil slow to start but really picked up towards the end I think this is the perfect set up for a great series I m anxious to read the next one


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