P.D. Viner bursts on
to the scene with a gritty and powerful crime thriller that explores the dark,
dangerous line that separates grief, violence, loss, and revenge.
Twenty years ago, college student Dani Lancing was kidnapped
and brutally murdered. The killer was never found; the case has long-gone cold.
Her parents, Patty and Jim, were utterly devastated; their
marriage destroyed. Patty threw away her successful journalism career and
developed a violent obsession with the unsolved crime. She is utterly consumed
with every lead and possible suspect no matter how far-fetched. Jim, however,
is now a shell of his former self, broken down and haunted—sometimes
literally—by the loss of his daughter.
Tom Bevans, Dani’s childhood sweetheart, has become a detective intent
on solving murders of other young women. He was so scarred by Dani’s death that
his colleagues have nicknamed him “The Sad Man.” After twenty years of grief,
all of three of them are burnt-out and hopeless.
But when Tom finds an opening on the case, everything
changes. Patty’s obsessions are lit up once again and she will do anything for
revenge—even if it means dragging her whole family back into the nightmare, as
lies and secrets are unearthed and the truth finally revealed.
Told in fractured time, with a breathless pace and masterful
plotting, The Last Winter of Dani Lancing
is a superb thriller—swift, edgy, gripping, and unforgettable. Download and start listening now!