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Good Morning, Darkness

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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  75 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Everyone is in love with Laura: the Mexican fisherman who admires her through her kitchen window as he walks in the predawn darkness to the ocean; her boyfriend, Scott, a successful real estate agent who asks her to marry him and won’t take no for an answer; the detective who instructs her in martial arts; and her lascivious boss.

Then one day Laura disappears. There is no
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Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published June 20th 2010 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 10th 2005)
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Valeriane
"Petit" format (en hauteur) de ma collection chouchou, un peu oublié dans ma PAL- vu que je pense l'avoir acheté dès sa sortie fin 2008 hum- je me suis enfin plongée dans ce roman de Ruth Francisco. Auteur que je ne connaissais ni d'Eve, ni d'Adam (en même temps, je n'ai pas la connaissance infinie des auteurs du monde entier), mais à vrai dire, je n'ai pas trouvé beaucoup d'informations à son sujet sur internet. J'ai pu, en effet, me rendre compte qu'elle était américaine, qu'elle avait étudié ...more
Debra Martin
Laura Finnegan is the type of woman that men are drawn to. She is almost too perfect in her beauty, but Laura is much more than meets the eye. The author gives us a few clues to her past – a dancer who can’t dance anymore – although most of the story focuses on her sociopath boyfriend, Scott Goodsell, a Mexican fisherman who watches her every morning from the pier and Detective Sgt. Reggie Brooks, Laura’s martial arts instructor, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happens to her when she ...more
Candy
The opening premise for this book has been done so many times that I felt like I could just stop after the first 15% or so and write the rest myself... and then the author screwed with my head. Everything you think you know in this book is wrong. Then it's wrong again. Well, crud.

The author's writing is some of the best in the self-published world. The words flow easily through the pages and I found myself getting lost in time several times, transported into Laura's world. If there was a grammar
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Katy
Ruth Francisco's books are works of art, something we don't see much of in this day and age. Although this book is primarily about Laura Finnegan, we really don't know anything much about her - except that everyone who meets her loves her, often to the point of obsession. When she disappears, it turns everyone's lives upside-down - and then two dismembered arms wash up on the beach, and some suspect they may have belonged to her. Not knowing if she is dead or alive, Det. Sgt. Reggie Brooks, LAPD ...more
Elouise Ryder
This is my first look at Ruth Francisco, and I’m impressed. Good Morning, Darkness is an intriguing murder without the mystery. You think. It is skillfully written, and is told from the viewpoints of several people. One is taken into the lives and thoughts of these people, each revealing a bit more of this fascinating story. Each one was a distinct character, and each character stayed in character throughout the book. I was particularly drawn to the Mexican, an important voice who remained namel ...more
Melissa
Nice twists and turns, although I pretty much figured it out before the end, that wasn't too frustrating because it was an exciting ride. Not as obvious as it seems throughout, although there are clues if you're paying attention.
Judi
“What was it with these people? Couldn’t they leave her alone? Scott was obsessed with her; her boss looked at her like a horny ape; and her landlord was acting like some possessive Neapolitan godfather, as if her affairs were any of his business. Who was next? She thought her self-defense instructor might have a crush on her. And what about the Mexican she’d caught spying? Even Vivian, wanting to know her every move. Didn’t these people have lives? And now some crazed girlfriend threatening her ...more
Sundararaman R
The story is intended as a crime thriller, and while it does a decent job of it, it would nowhere deserve anything near 5 stars if that was all it was. What makes this a great novel is that every character is complex and has conflicting motivations, everyone acts like they do in real life, imperfectly, sometimes indecisively and ruled by emotions as much as reason. If you're tired of crime thrillers where people are one-dimensional problem-solving superheroes/villains with only plot-relevant wea ...more
Emmaauty
Thoroughly enjoyable detective/mystery story with some good twists and turns of plot. Thought it was interesting that one (of several) narrative(s) was in the first person, but this was one of the fairly minor players in the story. Interesting and well-painted characters and a very enjoyable read.
Naomi
I must admit that I totally stumbled onto this book because I needed its' theme for a challenge I was doing. I am very happy I did! This book was extremely fast paced and kept me guessing as to where the storyline was heading. This is def. another author I will continue to stumble across!
Denise
Totally enjoyed this book! Enjoyed the twists and turns. I wasn't sure about so many "speakers" but (for me) it worked. I could feel and understand each perspective and how Laura's life affected that particular individual. this book is well worth the time invested.
Cindi (cheesygiraffe)
Very tricky mystery. If you assume even just a little bit then you are so off base. Laura was definitely well thought of by the men. Which helped out a lot. I can't say much more without giving so much away.
Lisa
Somewhat predictable with stereotypical characters. It had a few twists, but I guessed it about half way through. Was a fun read, but not a list and kind of a raucousy ending.
Jana
A fun, quick read that kept me clicking the turn page button way into the night. Recommend!
Max Trumble
Saw this mentioned on the Amazon Kindle Boards as "cant put down" - neither can I!
Kathy
Page turner. I read it in one sitting. Lots of unseen twists~
Highly recommend it.
Fred
Took me a bit longer to read than normal as it was not a very exciting read.
Cheryl
Feb 01, 2011 Cheryl marked it as interesting-possibilities  ·  review of another edition
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Interesting description, beautiful eye-catching cover, great reviews
Jim Thomas
One Dimensional characters, silly plot, just plain boring
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