Dark Sky Island


In this thrilling sequel to The Devil's Claw, DCI Michael Gilbert is called out to Sark - the world's first dark sky island - after bones are found on Derrible Bay. He is followed by journalist Jennifer Dorey, driven by a secret in her own past. The remains are decades old, but after a body is discovered Jennifer and Michael fear there may be a killer on the island. Together they follow a dark trail of bad blood and a conspiracy of silence.


Everyone on the island is under suspicion. No one is what they seem. And the murderer could strike again at any time... 

If you love Ann Cleeves, Peter May and Elly Griffiths, you'll love the latest atmospheric thriller from Lara Dearman. Dark Sky Island will keep you guessing until the very last page.

The Devil's Claw

Following a traumatic incident in London, Jennifer Dorey has returned to her childhood home in Guernsey, taking a job as a reporter at the local newspaper. 

After the discovery of a drowned woman on a beach, she uncovers a pattern of similar deaths that have taken place over the past fifty years.

Together with DCI Michael Gilbert, an officer on the verge of retirement, they follow a dark trail of island myths and folklore to 'Fritz', the illegitimate son of a Nazi soldier. His work, painstakingly executed, has so far gone undetected. 

But with his identity about to be uncovered, the killer now has Jennifer in his sights.

“A powerful debut." - Karen Dionne, author of THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER

"Dark, haunting and full of twists" - Chris Whitaker, author of ALL THE WICKED GIRLS

"Highly competent...and appealingly heartfelt." - KIRKUS REVIEWS

© 2017 by Lara Dearman

All photography by David Gilliver @ www.DavidGilliver.com

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