Fear the Darkness Becky Masterman AuthorInside Fear the Darkness

“It’s hard to recognize the devil when his hand is on your shoulder. That’s because a psychopath is just a person before he becomes a headline.”

Brigid Quinn has been shot at, stabbed in the spleen with a nail file and used as serial-killer bait. But she’s always been able to trust her instincts and her FBI-training to help her out of danger.

Now, retired from the Bureau and investigating the tragic death of a neighbor’s teenage son, Brigid starts to suffer unexplained bouts of paranoia, hallucinations, and memory loss. And for the first time in her life, she feels vulnerable.

With a mass poisoning at the church, a dead man in town and a grieving family convinced their son’s death wasn’t an accident, Brigid needs to put the pieces together—fast. Because evil has entered her life once more, and this time it’s much closer than she thinks.

“Electrifying…another strong display of the author’s ingenuity. Ms. Masterman once again shows herself to be an expert manipulator of readers’ expectations.” ―Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Idiosyncratic and engaging. . .an action-filled finale that pulls the rug out from beneath expectations.” ―The Wall Street Journal

“[A] superior series. . .The strong voice that Masterman established for Brigid in Rage Against the Dying excels in this sequel.” ―The Associated Press

“Brigid Quinn is a vigorous narrator. . . with an arresting voice that keeps her audience close, without shying away at vulnerable moments. . . .Resourceful, direct, and determined–especially in the face of pure, murderous evil–in her second outing, Quinn remains a fun force to be reckoned with.” ―The Boston Globe

“It’s refreshing to spend time with Brigid. . . .She’s flawed and stubborn, but you sure would want her on your side in any kind of battle. ” ―The Plain Dealer

“Tough, cunning Brigid Quinn will certainly appeal to thriller readers who favor a female perspective, but her unwavering determination to fight for even the ugliest forms of justice will also draw in fans of Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane.” ―Booklist

“Pulse-quickening…scorching…invigorating.” ―Janet Maslin, The New York Times, on Rage Against the Dying

“When the nominations are made for the best crime-novel debut of the year, we should be hearing [Masterman’s] name again.” ―The Washington Post on Rage Against the Dying

“One of the most memorable FBI agents since Clarice Starling.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred, Pick of the Week) on Rage Against the Dying

“Wow. An absolute pleasure. Chilling, smart…and what a voice.” ―Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl, on Rage Against the Dying

“Masterman lives up to her name in this masterly combination of compelling character and plot.” ―Library Journal (starred) on Rage Against the Dying