The Darkest Web
Allison Barton, 2
by Kristin Wright
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Pub Date 12 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 26 Apr 2022
Thomas & Mercer, Thomas & Mercer
What is more dangerous? The lies she tells or the truth she’s hiding?
Jane Knudsen is an exceptionally private and intimidatingly beautiful workaholic attorney. Unflappable and cool, she’s the last person likely to suddenly snap and murder one of her firm’s senior partners. Yet she’s become the most likely suspect in the crime. She’s retained Allison Barton, her former law school roommate, to represent her. It’s Allison’s job to believe Jane, even if Allison never really knew her. No one did. Jane always made sure of that.
For Allison, getting close to her client now grows more complicated with each new development in the case. There may be other suspects in the victim’s orbit—his harried assistant, his wrathful wife, his overly attached daughter—but everything points to Jane’s guilt. She had opportunity, access, the weapon, and a motive—and she’s hiding something else. And Jane would rather go to prison for life than reveal the secrets that could save her.
But what secrets are worse than murder? And what will Allison risk to discover them?
A Note From the Publisher
“Taut, suspenseful courtroom scenes and strong, fascinating female characters made me unable to put the book down. A top-notch legal thriller.” —Victor Methos, Edgar Award nominee for A Gambler’s Jury and 2020 winner of the Harper Lee Prize for The Hallows
“Sharp writing and clever storytelling, with two great lead characters. The Darkest Web is like a stick of dynamite that, once lit, races toward an explosive and satisfying climax. Kristin Wright is the real deal.” —Chad Zunker, Amazon Charts bestselling author of An Equal Justice and the Sam Callahan series
“This is one of those rare thrillers that combines a fast-paced plot that will keep you guessing, powerful characters you can’t help but root for, and a richly beating heart that will capture you from the first chapter. Clear your schedule: The Darkest Web grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go until the end.” —Amy Suiter Clarke, author of Girl, 11
“Wright has done it again in the addictive sequel to The Darkest Flower. The Darkest Web is as disturbing as it is captivating, and this female-driven legal thriller includes all the elements that made Wright’s debut so successful, with twists and turns to make any reader consume it in one go, as I did. The Darkest Web will have you questioning the benefits of beauty and how well we truly know our colleagues.” —Elle Marr, Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Missing Sister and Lies We Bury
“The Darkest Web is a chilling, heart-gripping thriller that will grab you from the first page until the last. Not only is it a fast-paced legal drama, but it deals with very real trauma and delves into a world so horrifying you can’t believe it’s real. Kristin Wright is a master of getting into the twisted minds of evil people.” —Lyn Liao Butler, author of The Tiger Mom’s Tale
“For fans of Liane Moriarty and John Grisham, The Darkest Web is an addictive story that hooks you from page one and keeps you riveted through every twist until the very last page. With skilled prose, Kristin Wright has written a sharp legal thriller with heart and complex characters readers will find themselves rooting for. In Allison Barton, Wright has created a strong, smart, relatable main character, and readers will want to devour every book in this masterful series.” —Elissa Grossell Dickey, author of The Speed of Light and Iris in the Dark
“Kristin Wright cements herself as a top-notch writer of legal thrillers with The Darkest Web, an expertly woven tapestry of brutal murder and secret histories that ensnared me so completely I couldn’t stop reading until every strand was unraveled.” —Ron Walters, author of Deep Dive
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