Dark August: A Novel

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In Dark August, Augusta, known as Gus, finds out that she has inherited her great-grandmother’s house. While cleaning it out, preparing to sell, she finds her old toy chest and her mother’s cold case files. These files are what her mother obsessed over just before she died twelve years earlier. They now haunt Gus, and she will do whatever it takes to find out what really happened to her mother, as well as these other missing people. As she closes in on the truth, she realizes that everyone she speaks to has some sort of unfortunate “accident.” She’ll have to watch her back and be careful with whom she trusts if she doesn’t want to end up with the same fate as her mother.

This story was a bit of a slow burn for me with it coming ablaze after about page three hundred. Up until then, I had a hard time warming up to Gus. Once the pieces started fitting together, her character, as well as the others in the story, became clearer and more interesting. Overall, this book was a good read, just prepare to buckle down and power through the first three hundred pages. If you can make it through, I think you will also enjoy it.

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Author Katie Tallo
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 448 pages
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
Publish Date 2020-06-30
ISBN 9780062948045
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Issue July 2020
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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