The Collector: he stole their children in the night, leaving but a taunting poem behind for his victims. Yet he was never stopped, wreaking havoc upon the city until he suddenly vanished...
Years later, on the anniversary of The Collector's first killing, the vigilant Detective Trevor London is on yet another murder case, this one the murder of a mysterious young woman. On the eve of an event remembering The Collector's victims, he finds himself torn between solving his current case and facing up to his violent, heart-wrenching personal connection to The Collector.
Intrepid journalist Victoria Anderson finds herself taken in by The Collector's story as she seeks to remember the victims in the only way she can: by telling their story. But as she delves deeper and deeper into the dark and mysterious story of The Collector, she discovers the ultimate truth about the identity of The Collector.
Together, London and Anderson try to unravel the mystery of The Collector, in a desperate race against time to close a violent chapter of the city's history.
A character-driven story about the devastating effects of a heinous crime on a city and its citizens, Always Safest in the Dark is a story of fear, loss, sorrow, and ultimately, overcoming your deepest and most profound regrets, finding safety within the darkness.
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