Cry Darkness
by Hilary Bonner

A mind-blowing discovery. A deadly conspiracy.

Caught off-guard when she receives an unexpected phone call from an old friend she hasn’t seen in 20 years, Dr Sandy Jones gives Connie Pike a polite brush-off. A few days later, she learns that Connie has been killed in an explosion at her Princeton laboratory.

Consumed by guilt, Jones heads to New Jersey, determined to find out the truth behind Connie’s death – and exactly what Connie had been trying to tell her in that last anxious phone call. Having previously participated in Connie’s and her lab partner, Paul Ruder’s, life’s work, the study of the human mind, Jones becomes convinced the pair had made a momentous scientific discovery shortly before the explosion, a discovery that could change the world as we know it.

But who are the shadowy figures who are never far behind Jones as she continues her quest for the truth? As she gradually uncovers evidence of a terrifying global conspiracy, Sandy begins to fear for her life – and the lives of those around her.


An academic suspenser whose brainy bits and action scenes both work beautifully

Kirkus Reviews

A cracking read, tautly suspenseful

Booklist on Dreams of Fear

A crisply written crime novel that methodically reveals the pieces of a complex puzzle

Kirkus Reviews on Dreams of Fear

This taut thriller is filled with unexpected twists and turns, leading up to a shocker of an ending

Booklist on Wheel of Fire

A gripping novel that will draw admirers of Peter James and Val McDermid

Library Journal on Deadly Dance

A formidable crime writer ... Packed with Bonner's sharp eye for detail

Daily Mail on Deadly Dance

A suspenseful and disturbing page-turner ... Fully fleshed characters, a masterfully constructed plot, and a shock ending, make for a gripping read

Booklist on Deadly Dance

Hilary Bonner

Hilary Bonner was previously the showbusiness editor of the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Mirror. She lives in Somerset with her partner, the actress, Amanda Barrie.

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Cry Darkness by Hilary Bonner is available in the following formats

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