When the Stars Go Dark

Author(s): Paula McLain


Anna Hart is a seasoned missing persons detective in San Francisco with far too much knowledge of the murkiest side of human nature. When unspeakable tragedy strikes her personal life, Anna turns to the Northern California village of Mendocino to grieve. She spent summers there as a child with her beloved foster parents, and now she believes it might be the only place left for her. Yet the day she arrives, she learns that a local teenage girl has gone missing; a crime that feels frighteningly reminiscent of a crucial time in Anna's childhood, when the unsolved murder of a young girl changed the community forever. Anna becomes obsessed with this missing girl, but as past and present collide around her she is forced, once more, to confront the darkest side of humanity. This propulsive and powerfully affecting story is about fate, unlikely redemption, and what it takes, when the worst happens, to reclaim our lives – and our faith in one another.


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General Fields

  • : 9780861542819
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing Pty Ltd
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing Pty Ltd
  • : May 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paula McLain