Dark Peak by Adam J. Wright

January 9th, 2019 Kimberly Review 32 Comments

9th Jan
Dark Peak by Adam J. Wright
Dark Peak
by Adam J. Wright
Narrator: Henrietta Meire
Length: 9 hours and 6 minutes
Genres: Psychological Thriller
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Narration: 3.5 cups

Thirty years ago, seven-year-old Mitch Walker was left for dead in the woods while his five-year-old sister Sarah was abducted.

Now, circumstances pull him back to the place where Sarah vanished. He finds evidence linking his sister to a number of girls whose disappearances remain a mystery and has to face the fact that she may have been a victim of a serial killer known as the Blackden Edge Murderer.

Elly Cooper, ex-journalist and bestselling author, has been tasked by her agent to investigate the disappearances for a new book. She needs to find out if the rumoured Blackden Edge Murderer is more than just a local legend. This is Elly's last chance to get her failing career back on track and face her personal demons.

But uncovering the secrets of the past can have dangerous consequences. Mitch and Elly are about to be drawn into a web of deceit, lies, and murder. A web that stretches back forty years but is still snaring its victims today.

mystery Standalone SUSPENSE thriller

I discovered Dark Peak by Adam J. Wright in an offer for audio review copies and was initially drawn to the cover. Once I read the synopsis, I knew I had to uncover the mysteries surrounding Blackden Edge. Is there a serial killer? What happened to Sarah?

Grab a cup of cocoa and see why I recommend you add this to your bookshelf.

Caffeinated Reasons to grab Dark Peak

  • Do you love watching BBC Mysteries set in rural towns? Then Dark Peak might just be for you.
  • When Mitch Walker was nine-years-old he and his sister left the yard and wondered into the marsh while chasing a fox. He never saw again his sister Sarah. His mother took Mitch and moved away leaving their father at Blackden Edge. Mitch’s father has passed away and after being contacted by a solicitor he and his young daughter head to Dark Peak. His return brings back the questions of what happened to Sarah.
  • Elly Cooper, a former journalist known for her novel, Heart Of A Killer is struggling after sales have dropped in the sixth year since its release. Her publicist recommends that she investigates the Blackden Edge murders and see if there is a serial killer. Elly wonders if Mitch’s father was responsible for the murders.
  • Old towns hold dark secrets and where everyone knows all of your secrets. Both Mitch and Elly want answers and the old manor may just hold the key.
  • Atmospheric with twists, red herrings, and disturbing truths Wright will quickly pull you into this macabre tale.
  • While, her narration could feel dull and her accents difficult to interpret, Henrietta Meire became the voices of the characters and enhanced the suspenseful tones and colorful suspects.
  • When a body is discovered in the moors, things heat-up and I looked for any excuse to listen.
  • Wright kept me guessing with several plausible suspects.
  • The story came to a thrilling and believable end.

Fans of British thrillers and serial killer mysteries will enjoy piecing together the clues in this well-crafted whodunit. Whether you listen or grab the novel, Dark Peak is one to add to your winter reading list.

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About Adam J. Wright

Adam J Wright

Adam J. Wright is a British writer from Derbyshire. Dark Peak is his first novel set in the Peak District. He is an avid reader of crime fiction, mysteries, and psychological thrillers and lists Robert Galbraith, Rachel Abbott, and Mark Billingham among his favourite authors.

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32 Responses to “Dark Peak by Adam J. Wright”

  1. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    I do like watching BBC mysteries. I don’t like that you only gave it 3.5 stars. But not all thrillers are for everyone. This might be one I want to check out tho. I do love the sound of this one and what to find out if was the serial killer.

    Mary

  2. Tyler H. Jolley

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I got stucked into the Hallmark vortex this break so I need something to recharge. I just downloaded this onto my kindle. Thanks for introducing this to me.

  3. Heidi

    I do enjoy a good thriller, and I appreciate that this one has a plausible ending. I will have to consider this when I am on my thriller mystery kick.

  4. Anne

    For some reason I love thrillers / mysteries, even when they are dark but not horror. I think the thriller / mystery is steps toward a solution where maybe horror is scary but purposeless? Anyway, great review. I’m sure I’d enjoy this. Anne – Books of My Heart

  5. Sophia Rose

    Nice find! I do enjoy these and particularly in the winter months when I’m never sure a chill is temp or a book’s atmosphere. 🙂 I’m curious about the dark things they uncover years later.

    • Kimberly

      That aspect was creeptastic. I wanted to talk about it, but removed once written. Some things are better experienced first hand.