Dark Truth (Truth #3)
Murder didn’t end Nina Madden’s life–it destroyed it. When her father was charged with the serial killings of several college students, Nina and her mother became pariahs in their small Maryland town. Though Nina never believed the hideous accusations, evidence led to her father’s conviction and guaranteed the death penalty. After...more
(view spoiler)[The night was split by an ungodly scream....more
Jesus God, Wes prayed, what is he doing to her?
He increased his speed, the screams echoing in his ears. When he reached the boat, he pulled himself up onto the narrow diving platform that ran across the back and lifted himself onto the deck.
Nina stood in the doorway to the cabin, wearing a short tight skirt and high heels, a gun in her right hand, and the microphone for the boat’s rad
Nina Madden is returning to her once hometown of Stone River Maryland for the funeral of her step mother Olivia. Nina left Stone River 16 years earlier when her father, a respected professor at the local college was arrested for the rape and murder of four college students. Four women he was secretly having affairs with.
After her father's conviction, she has had no contact with her imprisoned ...more
This is the third in the “truth” series involving Regan Landry as the true crime writer who is present in all four books.
In this one, Nina Madden, Regan’s book editor, has a secret. Her father was arrested tried and convicted 16 years earlier as a rapist and serial killer of four women in and around the small town where he lived, Stone River. He swore he was innocent and died before his execution on death row was to take place. Now, Nina’s step-mother has just ...more
It had editors getting more involved with their authors then ever before and tantellising hints at other story which threads its way through the storyline.
Nina is the editor
Regean is the writer
Was is the cop
I like their story -
Nina comes to bury a stepmother whom she never truely related to and the meets the step-brother she barely knows.
Her father was convicted of rape and murder an ...more
From back cover:
"Murder didn't end Nina Madden's life - it destroyed it. When her father was charged with the serial killings of several college students, Nina and her stepmother became pariahs in their small Maryland town. Though Nina never believed the hideous accusations, evidence led to her father's conviction and guaranteed the death penalty. When her father died in prison, his case still on appeal, Nina left Stone River and never looked back...but she couldn't shake the lin ...more
I listened to the audiobook version read by Anna Fields. The reading was done well.
Mariah Stewart always does a good job of sucking you in to the story and making you want to stick around until everything is resolved. Being a fan of series books, I love that we get new characters with news stories, but get to visit with old friends. Stewart is excellent at maintaining the ongoing story lines and I really enjoy that aspect of her writing.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a new ...more
This is the first book by Mariah Stewart I have read. I thought it was excellent. I was engrossed in this book. While it was a quick read for me, I was still into it and felt like I was her lead character, Nina. It had some romance, but not until towards the end.I did not realize it until I finished, but this is number 3 in a series of 4 or 5. I am very excited now to read the other ...more
In the previous book a person's name was introduced. We find a little more about that person in this entry. Presumably all will be revealed in the next/last of the series, Final Truth.