A possible serial killer is loose along some Dark Roads in this new character-driven thriller.
Seventeen-year-old Hailey’s parents are dead, so she moves in with her Aunt Lana and five-year-old nephew, Cash. Unfortunately, Lana’s husband, Vaughn, lives there too.
Vaughn is a police sergeant in the small rural town. He feels that gives him the right to restrict Hailey’s life in a way unacceptable to her. He doesn’t like her best friend, Jonny, or her crush, Amber.
After finding some disturbing photos, Hailey runs away and hides in the woods. But the townspeople believe she is a victim of the local serial killer.
Dark Roads in a dark tense look into three women’s lives and the bad choices that dog them. While it’s tense, it is overlong and slow to get to a thriller’s pace. So, I think this book would be better for literary fiction or slice-of-life fans instead of readers looking for a traditional thriller. For me, 3 stars.
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.