Darkhouse: Abridged edition

By Alex Barclay, Abridged by Kati Nicholl, Read by Kerry Shale


From a broken childhood comes an unbreakable and deadly bond.

In New York, when a routine investigation comes to a violent and tragic end, Detective Joe Lucchesi takes leave from the NYPD and moves with his wife and son to a quiet village on the south-east coast of Ireland. But their lives are torn apart when a young girl goes missing and the village closes ranks.

Desperate to protect his family, Joe sets out to find the truth and uncovers a trail that leads back across the Atlantic to a Texan backwater, where decades earlier, a chilling pact bound two teenage boys forever in a dark and twisted loyalty.

Format: Other (A Format)
Release Date: 06 Mar 2006
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-721174-6
Detailed Edition: Abridged edition
Alex Barclay was born in Dublin in 1974. She has two older brothers, an older sister and a younger brother. She began reading crime novels in her early teens which proved to be one of her most consistent and persistent interests.Darkhouse is her debut novel.

Praise for the HB: -

”Darkhouse is a terrific debut by an exciting new writer” - The Independent on Sunday

”'With no-hold, non-stop action moving seamlessly between North Texas, New York and Waterford, Barclay confidently delivers a knockout first novel” - The Irish Times

‘This rips along and shows great technique for a debut novel. Take my word for it we will hear more of young Barclay' The Irish Independent -

”'Darkhouse meets all the criteria of a good thriller - scary moments, twists, and page-turning hooks…Darkhouse will guarantee you a few sleepless nights” - Irish Evening Echo

”'Alex Barclay’s dark, suspenseful novel is the chiller-thriller of the Summer” - Saga Magazine

”'Darkhouse is a ride worth buckling your belt for” - Sunday Business Post