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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Cobb Narrator: Thomas Cobb Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9780062415769
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Darkness the Color of Snow is a haunting, suspenseful, and dazzlingly written novel of secrets, corruption, tragedy, and vengeance from the author of Crazy Heart—an electrifying crime drama and psychological thriller in which a young cop becomes the focal point for a community’s grief and rage in the aftermath of a tragic accident.

Out on a rural highway on a cold, icy night, Patrolman Ronny Forbert sits in his cruiser trying to keep warm and make time pass until his shift ends. Then a familiar beater Jeep Cherokee comes speeding over a hill, forcing the rookie cop to chase after it. The driver is his old friend turned nemesis, Matt Laferiere, the rogue son of a man as beaten down as the town itself.

Within minutes, what begins as a clear-cut arrest for drunk driving spirals out of control into a heated argument between two young men with a troubled past and ends in a fatal hit and run on an icy stretch of blacktop.

As the news spreads around town, Police Chief Gordy Hawkins remains certain that Ronny Forbert followed the rules, at least most of them, and he’s willing to stand by the young cop. But a few manipulative people in town see opportunity in the tragedy. As uneasy relationships, dark secrets, and old grievances reveal themselves, the people of this small, tightly woven community decide that a crime must have been committed, and someone—Officer Ronny Forbert—must pay a price—a choice that will hold devastating consequences for them all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gritty and tense, Cobb’s new novel exposes small-town hypocrisy, petty rivalries, jealousy, and media-fueled hysteria as a young rookie police officer is unfairly blamed for a hit-and-run fatality…Nobody wins in this tale, but that never detracts from its undeniable power.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Lydell is a place nearly all readers will recognize…Cobb’s graceful prose gives the story power and dignity.”


  • “Tense, impeccably rendered.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month in Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
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About the Author
Author Thomas Cobb

Thomas Cobb was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Tucson, Arizona. Thinking more important things happened away from the desert he loved as a child, he left for bigger cities like New York and Los Angeles. However, when he finally returned, he saw the landscape anew and it became the setting for his writings. His novel Crazy Heart was turned into a hit movie. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife.