A Cry in the Dark - Denise Grover Swank

A Cry in the Dark

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Suspense
5 Score: 5 (From 68 Ratings)


A woman fleeing her past finds more than she bargains for in a new suspense series by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank.

A woman on the run with no one to trust.  

With the ink barely dry on her new identity, Cary Moore just wants to disappear…but fate has other plans. 

Broken down car, next to nothing in her bank account, Carly is stuck in a Smoky Mountain town that time has forgotten. Drum is riddled with secrets and outsiders are eyed with distrust. Still, it isn’t until she witnesses a cold-blooded murder in a darkened parking lot, that she realizes she’s escaped one nightmare, only to land in another.

As the clock ticks down and more bodies pile up, Carly doesn’t know who to trust. If she doesn’t stop the killers, they just might stop her…permanently. 


What readers are saying about A Cry in the Dark

“Wow! What an incredibly amazing start of new series!” BookBub review, 5 stars

“Story line with so many twists and turns makes you not to trust anyone, and yes, there were moments I suspected almost everyone!” Goodreads review, 5 stars


  • Denise does it AGAIN!

    By RaniJones81
    Rose, Piper and now Carly!!! Oh my goodness Denise did it AGAIN!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I had no intention of finishing the book so fast, but I spent my Saturday night with Carly in Drum wondering who I could trust and what was going to happen next and couldn’t be happier - I mean if I had a sneak peak of the next book I would - but now I have another series to look forward to!
  • Denise does it again

    By mlw0604
    I was so skeptical of Carlys story. I thought there was no way I could enjoy her as much as I do Rose. From the first page, this thoughts were blown out of my mind. No I’m stuck anxiously awaiting the next book. And the next. And the next. Thank you Denise for yet another wonderful book filled with characters I already adore.
  • Amazing

    By Manders100
    Everything DGS is amazing. I am so excited for Carly’s story to continue!
  • Carley

    By toya 34
    What a ending I can March get here already!!!
  • A definite must read!!!!

    By Mrsdentaljock
    Wow! I knew I would like Carly, but oh my! She reminds me a lot of Rose! This book is incredible! Definitely a page turner!! Keeps you guessing for sure!!! You will not be disappointed!!!
  • Kept me guessing until the end

    By Jamie-Kay
    This is the first book in Carly's new series. She first appeared in the Rose Gardner Investigation series. However, the author does a good job of catching you up to speed on Carly's backstory, so it's not necessary to have read the other series to understand what's going on. (I do highly recommend it though, because at some point, I think the story lines will re-connect.) The beginning is reminiscent of how Carly was first introduced in the Rose Gardner investigation series, proving that if Carly didn't have bad luck, she may not have any at all. The storyline is well developed and sprinkled with interesting new characters that are sure to be main staples through out books to come. The plot is a mixture of mystery and subtle romance and I was pleasantly surprised that I couldn't easily guess the outcome. I really liked the introduction of Wyatt. He's a complex character that is more than he outwardly appears and his family dynamic is sure to prove quite interesting in books to come. I look forward to seeing how Carly will tackle her past along with the new obstacles she's sure to face staying in Drum.
  • Couldn’t put it back

    By Beach girl 910
    I was so skeptical about falling in love with another series because I love the Rose books so much. From North Carolina myself this book felt so alive and I felt like I was Carly. I am so glad I read this! Buy and read you will not regret!
  • Love it!!

    By Zbrown0217
    This book was so intriguing I couldn’t put it down! Twist after twist, just when you think you know what’s gonna happen your mind is blown! I really like Carly and I can’t wait to see what happens next!!
  • Absolutely amazing!

    By Dcsmom12
    Denise did it once again! I was captured in this story like all of her others! Must read!
  • Amazing!!

    By APanzino
    Denise never disappoints, another great book with characters you learn to love quickly. The twist and turns will keep you up all night wanting to finish the book. I will deff be reading more of carly’s story.