Too Dark to Sleep
Maggie Quinn was the top homicide detective in Chicago's Area One before she suffered a devastating loss. Now Quinn is damaged… perhaps beyond repair. Once the best detective in Chicago, she is haunted by dreams of a faceless man she could never catch. When the killer returns, Quinn agrees to serve as a consultant, but most cops in Area One tag her as a haz ...more
----Cameo Renae, an American author
Dianne Gallagher, an American first-time author, has spun a mind-blowing psychological thriller, Too Dark to Sleep that will grip your mind with fear from the very first page.
Time to wake up…
Maggie Quinn was the top homicide detective in Chicago's Area One before she suffered a devastating loss. Now Quinn is damaged… perhaps beyond repair. Once the best detective in Chicago, she is haun ...more
Former Detective Maggie Quinn was called in to consult on a recent murder case, the Phillip's case. She was the top homicide detective in Chicago's Area One. But she would be looking at two previous strangulations, Cramer and Rosenberg. Maggie ha ...more
Maggie gets called in to help with the latest murders because they think there is a serial killer on the loose and she was one of the best homicide detectives before her life fell apart. This story is a bit dark but so engrossing. The author has woven a story that you will p ...more
This story has an unlikely character in the darkness. It creeps, reaches out, smirks and giggles as it tries to overcome Maggie and drag her back down into its depths. It becomes the lead character in the psychological warfare that has become Maggie Quinn's life.
A once-brilliant detective in Chicago's Area One, Maggie succumbed to the darkness after the death of her only child and only the chase to find a serial killer mot ...more
Maggie Quinn used to be a top homicide detective in Chicago before she was completely devastated by the loss of her daughter. She tried to commit suicide unsuccessfully, now she lives on medications under supervision by a hired nurse. Still, the serial killed in on the loose, the one whose identity Maggie almost figured out when she was still with the police. Desperate for help, the police hire Maggie as an indepe ...more
Maggie Quinn has nothing left. Raised by a father who was a "troubleshooter" for the Outfit, she has an ironically solid foundation as a Violent Crimes detective for the Chicago Police. With the highest solve rate in the city, she's also the best person to unravel recent string of strangulations. But nothing prepares Maggie Quinn for the death of her only child, loss of her job and the darkness that follows.
Quinn now lives with the dark ...more
But the job calls her back. Not as Detective Maggie Quinn; instead, she is given the job title of “Consultant. ...more
OMG. What a thriller. Have to quit reading. This book and story will cause me to lose sleep tonight. What an awesome debut novel!!!
Well, I finished it. What a GREAT book!!!
The story was about a great detective, Maggie Quinn, who was very well thought of, prior to the death of her five year old daughter. Then her life went downhill. She suffered from depression, tried to kill herself and ...more
Maggie Quinn was one of the best homicide detective for Chicago Area One before she had suffered a loss of her child and seen her life began spiraling down. Maggie wasn't handling it well and attempted to take her life and was institutionalized. For her actions, Maggie was barred from the department and her shield had been taken away. But with her expertise, Maggie was bro ...more
Brilliant!! 4.5 stars. I was close to giving 5, but it just didn't quite get there for me. After being slow to get going, The ending was not what I thought it would be and seamed a little rushed.
Maggie is a well developed character. I was easily drawn to her and formed and instant connection.
A Violent Crime detective for the Chicago Police, Maggie Quinn suffers horrifically after her only child, a daughter, Erin is taken away forever ...more
I also liked the way the main character was portrayed; sympathetic but tough. And flawed. I dislike intensely perfect main characters. The way the darkness within her/around her was portrayed in a sympathetic but very effective manner and I definitely related to her.
Of course I liked the Chicago setting as well, ...more
I really love mystery/thrillers. This book had a lot of detail and sometimes switched character perspective so quickly I would have to read things over again just to understand which persons perspective i was reading. Once I got used to the writing style I really enjoyed the book. The characters really drew me in and the ending left me wanting a sequel just to see how the main character moves on in life.
I highly recommend this book for lovers of crime fiction! I'm hoping there is at least one more in the series - and soon!
Quinn, a damaged ex-cop is fighting not on ...more
Maggie had tried to commit suicide and there was no doubt in anyone's mind that she had meant business. The scars went from wrist to elbow. She entered the Darkness and could not seem to find her way back to the light.
She was approached to act as a consultant on the case she was working before she had tried to commit suicide. Two young women had been murdered, and sh ...more
14th October 2013
(I received this book free in return for an honest review)
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Maggie Quinn was the top homicide detective in Chicago's Area One before she suffered a devastating loss. Now struggling to face each day, Quinn becomes obsessed with solving her last case for the department that now bars her from wearing a badge. But is she targeting the right person or is Quinn's tormented mind pushing her to ruin the life of an innocent man?
An incredibly ...more
That said, the book was expertly written! It is not often that you find an author who is capable of transporting you into a different world than your own. I experienced the anguish, pain and so many other emotions that Maggie, the hero of the story, experienced! Th ...more
Maggie Quinn is trying to stay sane after the death of her only child, a suicide attempt, a long hospital stay and a divorce, is now living at home, with a full-time nurse. She is medicated and spending her days trying to sleep and her nights awake, trying to keep the darkness at bay.
Once she was an excellent homicide detective...does she still have what it takes to catch a serial ...more
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Dianne has learned one big lesson. Life is never a straight line.
Starting in theatre with a BFA from the University of Minnesota, Dianne focused on performance intially, but then discovered playwriting with several of her competition-winning plays being performed at the University. A move to Los Angeles gave her the opportunity to do a little screenwriting. While working on her own spec material,...more