Gone Dark: A Beacon Falls Thriller featuring Lucy Guardino

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons, a new installment in her award-winning thriller-suspense series featuring Lucy Guardino:

Sometimes it's safer to stay hidden in the shadows...

She's been on the run for almost half her life. Hiding from the law after a thoughtless act of juvenile delinquency goes horribly wrong.

Gone dark was what they called it, falling so far off the grid, going so deep underground, no one could tie you to your old life. Forget who you are, what you were, where you came from…

The world has changed since then, has forgiven her crime, has almost forgotten her...can Lucy find her to let her know she's free to reclaim her life before she makes another mistake? This time one that will destroy her life forever.

If she leaves the dark, can she survive the light of day? Or is she simply making herself an easy target for an implacable enemy who never forgets or forgives?
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About the author

CJ Lyons is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and a former pediatric ER doctor. CJ has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge Thrillers with Heart.

Two time winner of the International Thriller Writers’ coveted Thriller Award, CJ has been called a “master within the genre” (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as “breathtakingly fast-paced” and “riveting” (Publishers Weekly) with “characters with beating hearts and three dimensions” (Newsday).

Her novels have won the International Thriller Writers’ prestigious Thriller Award, the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Readers’ Choice Award, the RT Seal of Excellence, and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense.
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NLA Digital LLC
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Published on
Sep 17, 2017
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781939038654
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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CJ Lyons
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons, a new installment in her award-winning thriller-suspense series featuring Lucy Guardino:

A secret buried in an open grave returns to haunt a small town…

When divers discover an antique car with a skeleton inside, the Beacon Group dispatches TK O’Connor to lead the investigation into the sixty-year-old cold case.

It’s TK’s first chance at lead investigator and the former Marine is determined not to let her team down. But, almost as soon as she arrives in the downtrodden rustbelt city, her challenges mount.

First, there’s the issue of identifying the man inside the car. Who was he and why did he seemingly drive off a cliff into a quarry, leaving no trace of his life behind?

Then, there’s the brewing racial tensions in the city. A white police officer is on trial for shooting a black man and the verdict is due any minute. When a second killing occurs, TK suddenly finds herself at the center of a new investigation while the town literally explodes around her.

As protesters storm the once peaceful town, it’s up to TK and her boss, Lucy Guardino, to untangle the truth, both past and present. But is the truth powerful enough to stop the violence before any one else is killed?

OPEN GRAVE is the ninth Lucy Guardino novel, but they can be read out of order. If you enjoy captivating suspense, intelligent storytelling, strong and vulnerable characters, and a freight-train pace, then you'll love this adrenaline rush of a heart-pounding thriller from "a master of the genre."

Join the millions of readers who've fallen for CJ’s Thrillers with Heart and grab your copy of OPEN GRAVE today!

Want to read Book #1, SNAKE SKIN for FREE? Sign up for CJ’s Thrillers with Heart newsletter at CJLyons.net and receive a FREE copy of SNAKE SKIN!

Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers in order:

SNAKE SKIN
BLOOD STAINED
KILL ZONE (a Suspense Magazine Best Novel of the Year)
AFTER SHOCK: a Lucy Guardino novella
HARD FALL (Thriller Award Winner)
BAD BREAK: a Lucy Guardino novella

Beacon Falls Mysteries featuring Lucy Guardino:

LAST LIGHT
DEVIL SMOKE
OPEN GRAVE
GONE DARK, Winter 2017
CJ Lyons
New York Times Bestseller CJ Lyons has been praised as a “master of the genre” (Pittsburgh Magazine) for her “breathtakingly fast-paced” (Publishers Weekly) romantic medical thrillers.

“The perfect blend of romance and suspense. My kind of read,” Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author said of CJ’s Hart and Drake series.

Pittsburgh Police Officer Kate O’Hern is on the trail of a killer targeting cops. Only problem, he’s already killed her once...

Trauma surgeon Joshua Lightner saved Kate’s life, only to have her awaken suffering from an unexpected side effect: visions of other people’s deaths. As a doctor, he refuses to believe in “psychic mumbo-jumbo” but as a man, he can’t deny his feelings for Kate.

When the killer targets them both, are they living on BORROWED TIME?

Want more of CJ’s Thrillers with Heart? Go to CJLyons . net to get your FREE ebook and sign up for her mailing list.

Did you enjoy BORROWED TIME? Try CJ’s other romantic thriller series, The Shadow Ops:
CHASING SHADOWS
LOST IN SHADOWS
EDGE OF SHADOWS

Want more medical suspense with a touch of romance? Check out the Hart and Drake romantic thrillers:
NERVES OF STEEL
SLEIGHT OF HAND
FACE TO FACE
EYE OF THE STORM

Praise for C.J. Lyons and her bestselling novels:
“Everything a great thriller should be—action packed, authentic, and intense.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child

“Compelling…I love how the characters come alive on every page.” —New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver

“A pulse-pounding adrenaline rush.”—Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author

“A high-stakes adventure with dire consequences.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

“Packed with adrenaline.”—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author

“Tense, whip-smart medical scenes … gripping.”—Tess Gerritson, New York Times bestselling author

“Harrowing, emotional, action-packed and brilliantly realized … an irresistible read.”—Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

“Exciting … engrossing, intriguing.”—Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author

“An adrenaline rush and an all-around great read.”—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author

“Breathtakingly fast-paced.”—Publishers Weekly
CJ Lyons
NEW! from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons:

After surviving her serial killer father, Morgan Ames has her first chance at a life without killing.

Until temptation crosses her path as she’s working at an anonymous call center and realizes someone there is playing vigilante…and getting away with murder.

Morgan’s fascinated, unable to look away as the killer grows bolder.

Only Morgan sees the pattern, only Morgan has any idea the vigilante exists, and they’re never going to stop killing—unless Morgan stops them.

But should Morgan accept that sometimes the only way to get justice is outside of the law? Should she join forces with the vigilante and return to her old life of murder and mayhem? Or risk her new life trying to stop them?

A note to those who are also fans of the Lucy Guardino Thrillers: the Renegade Justice stories take place in the year between Lucy’s adventures in KILL ZONE and AFTER SHOCK.

The complete chronology for those who enjoy reading in order is:
SNAKE SKIN: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers #1
BLOOD STAINED: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers #2 (Morgan and Jenna are introduced as well as Clinton Caine)
KILL ZONE: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers #3 (features Morgan and Jenna; Andre is introduced)
FIGHT DIRTY: Renegade Justice Thrillers, featuring Morgan Ames #1
RAW EDGES: Renegade Justice Thrillers, featuring Morgan Ames #2
ANGELS WEEP: Renegade Justice Thrillers, featuring Morgan Ames #3
LOOK AWAY: Renegade Justice Thrillers, featuring Morgan Ames #4
AFTER SHOCK: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers #4
HARD FALL: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers #5
BAD BREAK: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers #6
LAST LIGHT: Beacon Falls Mysteries, featuring Lucy Guardino #1
DEVIL SMOKE: Beacon Falls Mysteries, featuring Lucy Guardino #2
OPEN GRAVE: Beacon Falls Mysteries, featuring Lucy Guardino #3
GONE DARK: Beacon Falls Mysteries, featuring Lucy Guardino #4

Want to read Book #1, SNAKE SKIN for FREE? Sign up for CJ’s Thrillers with Heart newsletter at her website and receive a copy of SNAKE SKIN!

Praise for CJ Lyons’ Thrillers:
“A high stakes adventure with dire consequences.” ~New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry

“A compelling new voice in thriller writing…I love how the characters come alive on every page.” ~New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver

“Everything a great thriller should be—action packed, authentic, and intense.” ~#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child

“Highly engaging characters, heart-stopping scenes…one great rollercoaster ride that will not be stopping anytime soon.” ~Bookreporter

“Storylines as hypnotic as the characters are magnetic...(Lyons) delights and satisfies.” ~National Examiner

5 out of 5 stars: “CJ Lyons imparts such realism, it is hard not to become emotionally invested. Intense. Edgy. Believable. Highly recommend!” ~Best Fiction Books

CJ Lyons
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons.
 
After leaving the FBI, life should be easy, right? Wrong—not if you’re Lucy Guardino.
 
Lucy has always seen herself as a normal Pittsburgh soccer mom who happened to have a job chasing the worst of the worst. But after a violent predator targets her family and she’s injured, Lucy sacrifices her career with the FBI in order to keep her family safe.
 
What is she now that she’s no longer a FBI Special Agent? she wonders as she begins her new job with the Beacon Group, a private consulting firm that specializes in cold cases and bringing justice to forgotten victims. Lucy fears she’s traded being a kick-ass law enforcement officer for being a civilian mother hen shepherding a team of amateurs.
 
Her fears appear justified when she’s partnered with TK O’Connor, a former Marine MP struggling with her transition to life back home, and sent to rural Texas to investigate a case that’s more than cold, it’s already been closed with the killers behind bars for the past twenty-nine years.

But…who really killed Lily Martin, her infant daughter, and husband? Why was an entire family targeted for annihilation?
 
What price will Lucy pay when she fights to expose a truth people will kill to keep buried?
 
LAST LIGHT is the seventh Lucy Guardino novel, but they can be read out of order. If you enjoy captivating suspense, intelligent storytelling, strong and vulnerable characters, and a freight-train pace, then you'll love this adrenaline rush of a heart-pounding thriller. 
CJ Lyons
New York Times Bestseller CJ Lyons has been praised as a “master of the genre” (Pittsburgh Magazine) for her “breathtakingly fast-paced” (Publishers Weekly) romantic medical thrillers.

“The perfect blend of romance and suspense. My kind of read,” Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author said of CJ’s Hart and Drake series.

Pittsburgh Police Officer Kate O’Hern is on the trail of a killer targeting cops. Only problem, he’s already killed her once...

Trauma surgeon Joshua Lightner saved Kate’s life, only to have her awaken suffering from an unexpected side effect: visions of other people’s deaths. As a doctor, he refuses to believe in “psychic mumbo-jumbo” but as a man, he can’t deny his feelings for Kate.

When the killer targets them both, are they living on BORROWED TIME?

Want more of CJ’s Thrillers with Heart? Go to CJLyons . net to get your FREE ebook and sign up for her mailing list.

Did you enjoy BORROWED TIME? Try CJ’s other romantic thriller series, The Shadow Ops:
CHASING SHADOWS
LOST IN SHADOWS
EDGE OF SHADOWS

Want more medical suspense with a touch of romance? Check out the Hart and Drake romantic thrillers:
NERVES OF STEEL
SLEIGHT OF HAND
FACE TO FACE
EYE OF THE STORM

Praise for C.J. Lyons and her bestselling novels:
“Everything a great thriller should be—action packed, authentic, and intense.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child

“Compelling…I love how the characters come alive on every page.” —New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver

“A pulse-pounding adrenaline rush.”—Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author

“A high-stakes adventure with dire consequences.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

“Packed with adrenaline.”—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author

“Tense, whip-smart medical scenes … gripping.”—Tess Gerritson, New York Times bestselling author

“Harrowing, emotional, action-packed and brilliantly realized … an irresistible read.”—Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

“Exciting … engrossing, intriguing.”—Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author

“An adrenaline rush and an all-around great read.”—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author

“Breathtakingly fast-paced.”—Publishers Weekly
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