A Secluded Mountain Lodge The Perfect Getaway So Remote No One Will Ever Find YouThe Promise Of A Luxury Vacation At A Secluded Wilderness Spa Has Brought Together Eight Lucky Guests But Nothing Is What They Were Led To Believe As A Fierce Storm Barrels Down And All Contact With The Outside Is Cut Off, The Guests Fear That It S Not A Getaway It S A TrapEach One Has A Secret Each One Has Something To Hide And Now, As Darkness Closes In, They All Have Something To Fear Including One AnotherAlerted To The Vanished Party Of Strangers, Homicide Cop Mason Deniaud And Search And Rescue Expert Callie Sutton Must Brave The Brutal Elements Of The Mountains To Find Them But Even Mason And Callie Have No Idea How Precious Time Is Because The Clock Is Ticking, And One By One, The Guests Of Forest Shadow Lodge Are Being Hunted For Them, Surviving Becomes Part Of A Diabolical Game


10 thoughts on “In the Dark

  1. Dita Dita says:

    FINALLY For months I ve been skunked by my monthly free read from Kindle Unlimited, but you guys DAMN.I will start by saying that I have huge love for closed locked room mysteries and this one was excellent I could not wait to learn who was knocking these folks off one by one and why.I will say this however to anyone who has never read Agatha Christie s And Then There Were None, Dafuq is wrong wit you I m just kidding.Maybe.Seriously, And Then There Were None is one of the best books i FINALLY For months I ve been skunked by my monthly free read from Kindle Unlimited, but you guys DAMN.I will start by saying that I have huge love for closed locked room mysteries and this one was excellent I could not wait to learn who was knocking these folks off one by one and why.I will say this however to anyone who has never read Agatha Christie s And Then There Were None, Dafuq is wrong wit you I m just kidding.Maybe.Seriously, And Then There Were None is one of the best books in the world and it is discussed at length and full of huge spoilers so read that first and then race to get this one It s SO good


  2. Melissa Melissa says:

    In her latest standalone, Loreth Anne White delivers a potent dose of dark deeds and suspense, set against a stunning backdrop A one way ticket to the remote wilderness of Northern Canada, In the Dark is a cunning exploration of redemption and self preservation.For readers that have yet to indulge in White s work, this is a great opportunity to jump in and experience the power of her storytelling without the commitment of a series Well, for now at least A girl can always hope there sto In her latest standalone, Loreth Anne White delivers a potent dose of dark deeds and suspense, set against a stunning backdrop A one way ticket to the remote wilderness of Northern Canada, In the Dark is a cunning exploration of redemption and self preservation.For readers that have yet to indulge in White s work, this is a great opportunity to jump in and experience the power of her storytelling without the commitment of a series Well, for now at least A girl can always hope there sto come For those seasoned White readers, this standalone is a bit of a pivot from her typically unparalleled romantic suspense, but still compulsively readable I ll touch on thatin a bit.There are quite a few characters to contend with on this daring traipse through the wilderness Surprisingly enough, the numerous perspectives in no way hinder enjoyment or the ability to connect Almost immediately, each character, despite their disposition, makes an impression Noneso than Callie and Mason though I d say Eight strangers are transported via private plane to a high end resort in Northern Canada under the guise of obtaining a contract to provide future services The remote lodge, marketed as the lap of luxury, proves to be a nightmare A homage to Agatha Christie s work of which I have not personally indulged the eight strangers find themselves caught up in a deadly game Sinister rhymes, questionable characters, and mayhem galore lead the strangers to start doubting each other s motives Depending on your level of fiction honed detective skills, White might keep youin the dark , flipping the switch at just the right moment A somewhat fluid timeline allows readers to keep tabs on the strangers and watch as the search efforts unfold days later Mason, a newly appointed Sergeant of the RCMP, and Callie, the lead of the SAR team, are thrust into the thick of the rescue operations From very first glance, there s a palpable tension clouding the space around these two An innate connection of sorts, strengthened by the pain they recognize in one another Yet, given the circumstances, I m relieved White didn t take things further with Callie and Mason While there is no overt romance to be found within these pages, there is a forged friendship and the budding possibility forHere s to hoping Callie and Mason nag White until she too realizes there s muchstory to tellwink A fantastic Kindle Unlimited pick and my first completed read of 2020 gasp.


  3. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    To the fans of And Then There Were None a.k.a Ten Little Indians I have to warn you this is not remake, retelling and brand new version of story It s about nine people One missed the plane and there were eight They start to die one by one The one left behind stuffing her pockets with cream and sugar Why the hell she s doing that We re introduced that person who shall not be named in the beginning and might be third degree cousin of Lord Voldemort The story begins at the diner and th To the fans of And Then There Were None a.k.a Ten Little Indians I have to warn you this is not remake, retelling and brand new version of story It s about nine people One missed the plane and there were eight They start to die one by one The one left behind stuffing her pockets with cream and sugar Why the hell she s doing that We re introduced that person who shall not be named in the beginning and might be third degree cousin of Lord Voldemort The story begins at the diner and the cream and sugar hoarder weird person enters to the interrogation room, summoned by Mason Deniaud, a new transferred officer of Kluhane Bay.The things I liked about book The mystery behind the killings, eight people s getting trapped at the cabin in the woods Nope, they don t have Liam Hemsworth on their team which made me scream aloud and pushed me to throw away the book but I kept reading because of Christie references This is also not a Tarantino movie Those guys are also hateful eight but unfortunately there is no Channing Tatum hid in the basement Another reason I screamed again and my husband duck taped my mouth because I m louder than Narcos violent shootout and gun fight scenes That s what he s told but I think that s his way of revenge for recording his snoring and sharing at my whatsapp group So poor eight people caring too much secrets misdirected and their plan to spend their time at the luxury spa resort turned into being prisoners at the cabin in the middle of wilderness So their situation captivated my interest and I wonder what s gonna happen, what these people s connection with each other Who is planning to punish them And again who is the sugar and cream hoarder God dammit What I didn t like about the story My head is still spinning because we re going back in forth between cabin in the woods and the present time search team and SAR conduct the investigation There are toooooo many, lots of, tons of characters and two timelines Damn it, it turned into watching Netflix s German series Dark which is the one of the most amazing things I watched by the way but making characters old selves, present and future selves burn your brain selves I wish Mason and Callie s story and eight angry mysterious strangers story could be divided into two different books because I really felt like I read two books right now Other thing I didn t like is the connections between the eight characters and the revelations about their back stories are a little weak and haphazard for me I didn t find them satisfying enough So I concentrated on whodunit and whydunit part of the story.Another thing I have to mention It was great to be introduced with Mason and Callie I loved them When we move to the present time We learnabout Mason Deniaud and his personal past drama, his fear about heights We also meet with Callie Sutton , SAR expert, bringing her little child to the search area because the sitter bailed out at the last minute We witness as they continue to search, they start to form a friendship and get to know each otherBut I have to say this is not a romantic suspense or anything romantic about this book Maybe at the upcoming books, we may seeromance around those two characters But this one is all about the investigation and introduction to these characters to the readers.Overall I loved main two characters and I loved the mysterious cabin in the woods, there is psycho killer touring around them and references about Christie books But I wish two parts of the story could be separated Reading two timelines and too many POVS are confusing, slowing the pace of the story.So I gave 3.5 stars but I rounded them down for those reasons I know too many of my reader friends enjoy this book too much and I agree, I loved most parts, too But it created a whirlwind in my brain I wish I could only read mysterious cabin story and see Mason and Callie teaming up for another investigation without too many character POVs But I m sure, I d love to read another sequel of the series.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  4. Meredith Meredith says:

    FUNCursed are those who SinAnd Lie to cover their deedsFor a Monster will rise withinAnd they must Repent In the Dark is an entertaining psychological thriller about a group of people lured under false pretenses to a remote cabin as part of one sick individual s plot for revenge There are many elements that I loved about this book, including the ominous atmosphere and some of the characters the normal ones and the crazies.Told through the eyes of multiple narrators, Loreth Anne White smar FUNCursed are those who SinAnd Lie to cover their deedsFor a Monster will rise withinAnd they must Repent In the Dark is an entertaining psychological thriller about a group of people lured under false pretenses to a remote cabin as part of one sick individual s plot for revenge There are many elements that I loved about this book, including the ominous atmosphere and some of the characters the normal ones and the crazies.Told through the eyes of multiple narrators, Loreth Anne White smartly crafts a modern retelling of Agatha Christie s And Then There Were None. Combined with a reality TV Survivor like premise, what s not to love Although there are many characters and points of view, all of them were developed and easy to keep track of I recently complained in one of my reviews about too many narrators detracting from the plot and character development, but White balances both with ease This book spoke to my inner armchair detective Many of the characters are twisted and their devious nature kept me guessing I did guess the murderer early on, but many red herrings, along with some twists had me constantly second guessing myself I also loved the chemistry between Callie and Mason, and hope to see them in a future book.FYI, this includes major spoilers for And Then There Were None, so don t read In the Dark if you plan on or want to read Christie s book.I highly recommend this twisty and atmospheric thriller I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  5. Sandra Sandra says:

    Eight originally nine guests are lured into going to a remote luxury wilderness spa for ten days When they arrive it isn t what they expected The lodge is old, abandoned, and they have no contact with the outside world They are totally isolated and they begin to realize that they have been tricked into coming Now they are trapped, and someone out there wants revenge I thoroughly enjoyed this riveting suspense book I really like storylines in which many people are trapped in one place wit Eight originally nine guests are lured into going to a remote luxury wilderness spa for ten days When they arrive it isn t what they expected The lodge is old, abandoned, and they have no contact with the outside world They are totally isolated and they begin to realize that they have been tricked into coming Now they are trapped, and someone out there wants revenge I thoroughly enjoyed this riveting suspense book I really like storylines in which many people are trapped in one place with a killer on the loose There were many references in the story to Agatha Christie s And Then There Were None I loved the eerie setting with the secluded, creepy old lodge and the woods I was curious to see who the culprit was I wasandinterested as the pieces of the story began to unfold and the secrets began to be revealed about the characters in the book The story was tense and exciting A real page turner.A very captivating, suspense filled read


  6. Yun Yun says:

    In the Dark starts off with eight lucky strangers being flown out to a secluded wilderness spa for a luxurious vacation But when they arrive, they realize nothing is as promised Each guest is hiding a secret that could ruin them if it is discovered And as an approaching storm cuts off all access to the outside world, they start to understand there is no escape.This book is so fun It s exactly the kind of immersive and entertaining thriller that I enjoy It hits all the right notes when it co In the Dark starts off with eight lucky strangers being flown out to a secluded wilderness spa for a luxurious vacation But when they arrive, they realize nothing is as promised Each guest is hiding a secret that could ruin them if it is discovered And as an approaching storm cuts off all access to the outside world, they start to understand there is no escape.This book is so fun It s exactly the kind of immersive and entertaining thriller that I enjoy It hits all the right notes when it comes to suspense and tension and mystery Once I got into the story, I was turning the pages as fast as I could When I wasn t reading it, I was constantly turning it over in my mind, trying to figure it out.This book is written in a really interesting way We follow what is going on at the secluded lodge, while it s simultaneously interlaced with the investigation up to that point I thought the author did a masterful job with this, and it made reading about the investigation as fascinating as reading about the main story.I was a little worried going in that this would be too similar to Agatha Christie s And Then There Were None, which this story mimics and heavily references But I m happy that it s not a remake and is actually a unique story in its own right If you haven t read And Then There Were None one of the best books EVER, in my opinion , you should definitely read that first since this book spoils the other thoroughly.I really enjoy a locked room mystery when done right, and this one sure does The writing and the plot are both so compelling, and for such a grim idea, it was loads of fun This is my first time reading Loreth Anne White, and I must check outof her books


  7. Lisa Lisa says:

    CURSED ARE THOSE WHO SIN LIE TO COVER THEIR DEEDS FOR A MONSTER LIES WITHIN THEY MUST REPENTLoreth Anne White has geniously come up with a Psychological thriller that is taken by Agatha Christies Then There were none, she has topped her stance in this genre, I loved every cotton picking minute trying to work out who was going to survive no my detective skills were again wrong.I was invested in the characters all had something to hide didn t want anyone to know their reveals which ma CURSED ARE THOSE WHO SIN LIE TO COVER THEIR DEEDS FOR A MONSTER LIES WITHIN THEY MUST REPENTLoreth Anne White has geniously come up with a Psychological thriller that is taken by Agatha Christies Then There were none, she has topped her stance in this genre, I loved every cotton picking minute trying to work out who was going to survive no my detective skills were again wrong.I was invested in the characters all had something to hide didn t want anyone to know their reveals which made this an entertaining read, the setting a luxurious holiday in the wilderness with 10 days of no cell communication the wilderness can be a dangerous place BUT WHO CAN YOU TRUST It was a creepy read right from the start to the finish, the pacing was perfect the characters were well written all had flaws cared only about themselves, Miss White has hit the ball right out of the park with this deliciously psychological thriller that will keep you guessing right to the end


  8. Holly B Holly B says:

    Eight strangers lured to a remote lodge in the wilderness One of my favorite Agatha Christie mysteries And Then There Were None, is used as a sort of copycat premise to make these characters question everything and everyone Apparently they all have read it and seem to know how the mystery plays out Many of the same devices are used to get to them Loved all the references to the classic, though some may be spoilers.I was completely absorbed in the whole mystery and kept changing my m Eight strangers lured to a remote lodge in the wilderness One of my favorite Agatha Christie mysteries And Then There Were None, is used as a sort of copycat premise to make these characters question everything and everyone Apparently they all have read it and seem to know how the mystery plays out Many of the same devices are used to get to them Loved all the references to the classic, though some may be spoilers.I was completely absorbed in the whole mystery and kept changing my mind on who the killer really was There is also a bit of a survival game going on that had all the characters watching their backs and locking their rooms up at night.The secluded lodge and eerie woods create a suspenseful atmosphere I was turning pages quickly If you enjoy locked room mysteries, this one is super entertaining.There are quite a few characters that took a minute to sort out, but once I was into the story they became clear The two investigators, Mason and Callie had such great chemistry that I didn t want their story to end.Feel like a page turner mystery Check this one out


  9. Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥ Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥ says:

    I love knowing when I open a Loreth Anne White book, I m in for an intense, highly atmospheric experience as her uncanny ability to totally engage readers in a story is nothing short of brilliant Appreciating this, I settled in to read In The Dark and quickly became enthralled by this extraordinarily addictive, richly detailed suspense thriller Unraveling the mystery that is presented in this book became an obsession that had me eyeing each character with suspicion as I continuously changed my I love knowing when I open a Loreth Anne White book, I m in for an intense, highly atmospheric experience as her uncanny ability to totally engage readers in a story is nothing short of brilliant Appreciating this, I settled in to read In The Dark and quickly became enthralled by this extraordinarily addictive, richly detailed suspense thriller Unraveling the mystery that is presented in this book became an obsession that had me eyeing each character with suspicion as I continuously changed my mind about who was trustworthy and who was not I urge readers to avoid spoilers like the plague and allow yourself a chance to experience this heart racing thriller first hand I promise you ll become totally immersed in the dark, twisted plot of vengeance as you search for a common thread uniting this group of misfits the one that landed everyone on a depraved killer s radar In The Dark is a compelling, beautifully crafted, fast paced mystery suspense thriller After abandoning a diverse group of characters in a beautiful but remote wilderness with a cunning, vindictive killer, White masterfully manipulates one against the other while meticulously stripping their masks of humanity off to expose the dark, ugly secrets hidden beneath Take note of chapter headings as the story unfolds through different points of view a great opportunity to peer through the hazy window into each character s mind as layers are peeled away, exposing identities and revealing the hand each plays in this deadly game of retribution White flawlessly shifts time periods between events that occurred at the lodge over a ten day period and the present day search and rescue effort led by RCMP Sgt Mason Deniauld and SAR leader Callie Sutton, granting readers the ability to sense both groups increasing trepidation as time runs out This author s expertise at creating a dark mood and urgent tone of malice early on is evident, only growing stronger and louder as the story progresses Until finally, the monster lurking in the darkness within each individual surfaces to stalk the dark of nightand the others They can t outrun the truth as the day of reckoning has arrived Will anyone survive As always, I immensely enjoyed White s potent, visual, trademark writing style in this book I consider it a bonus that I finished reading In The Dark feeling this one is extra special methodical even among the panic and chaos that ensues as the plot thickens, lives unravel, and bodies minds reach their breaking point I couldn t turn pages fast enough even though I was almost fearful of what the next page would bring in this heart pounding suspense story I challenge fans of mystery, suspense, and psychological thrillers to grab In The Dark as soon as it becomes available, and carve out time to read it with the lights on because interruptions will NOT be welcome until you finish this thriller And by the way Loreth this book left me wantingof Mason Callie and the possibilities surrounding them Great potential for a series Just sayin A special thank you to the author for a personalized arc of this book Reviewed at Cross My Heart Reviews


  10. Matt Matt says:

    Loreth Anne White pens this chilling standalone novel with a mystery that gets better thelayers are revealed In the rural British Columbia community of Kluhane Bay, hunters find the remains of a prop plane, though no one has reported any missing aircraft Local RCMP investigate, only to find the pilot murdered within, identity unknown As the investigation progresses, Search and Rescue are called in to help, though progress is slow going and the story behind the plane is bafflingly vague Loreth Anne White pens this chilling standalone novel with a mystery that gets better thelayers are revealed In the rural British Columbia community of Kluhane Bay, hunters find the remains of a prop plane, though no one has reported any missing aircraft Local RCMP investigate, only to find the pilot murdered within, identity unknown As the investigation progresses, Search and Rescue are called in to help, though progress is slow going and the story behind the plane is bafflingly vague Meanwhile, in a parallel narrative set a week before, a collection of eight individuals are mysteriously invited to a not yet opened luxury spa and resort, asked to come and place tenders on various services that will be needed The RAKAM Group is paying for everything and the group must travel by prop plane to this highly secretive location With the group gathered, things begin to happen that leave those present wondering if they are part of some larger scheme Additionally, various members of the group are sure they know one another, but no one is saying much of anything Arriving at an abandoned lodge, a typed poem explains how the group will be whittled down in various fatal events leaves everyone on edge When the bodies begin piling up, this CLUE esque story begins to gain momentum Split between the events with the core group and the aforementioned investigation a week later, the reader is pulled into the middle of this mystery, which has so many twists and slow reveals that there will be few who opt for sleep before finishing this piece White has laid the groundwork for a stunning read and needs only for readers to commit themselves to go into the dark, unsure if they will ever emerge Highly recommended to those who love a mystery that requires complete concentration to crack, as well as the reader who enjoys a whodunit where the target continues to shift.I have read a few White novels before and found myself spellbound, but nothing like I was here With a brilliant double narrative, the reader learns things on both ends the event and the investigation seeking to find the truth somewhere in the middle With a strong plot and a sub plot involving all the characters on the trip, the story allows the reader to juggle numerous motives and ideas as they seek to get to the bottom of what is going on in this bucolic BC community With each character possessing their own intense backstory, it is impossible to choose a single protagonist, though the reader is free to latch onto someone and follow their progress throughout Blatantly inspired by an Agatha Christie novel White makes mention of it throughout the narrative the reader is able to follow the story but can never be entirely sure of what awaits them With clues embedded within the story and a killer lurking in the shadows or maybe plain sight , it will take simple time and determination to push through this novel to see how it all plays out With a mix of short and longer chapters, White taunts the reader and forced them to decide if they can handle just a littlebefore putting it down for the night Told of the variety of perspectives, the reader gets first hand information that will help meld the pieces of the story into a cohesive whole I d venture to say this is one of those books where a single sitting or late night reading is sure to be common I cannot say enough about this book, which came out of nowhere and left me seeking , like a true mystery addict.Kudos, Madam White, for a stunning piece This is what real mysteries are all about, where the reader cannot catch their breath at the end of the experience.Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge