Find You In The Dark by Nathan Ripley

Find You In The Dark

A chilling debut thriller in the vein of Dexter and The Talented Mr Ripley.Martin Reese has a hobby: he digs up murder victims. He buys stolen police files on serial killers, and uses them to find and dig up missing bodies. Calls in the results anonymously, taunting the police for their failure to do their job.Detective Sandra Whittal takes that a little personally. She’s suspicious of the mysterious caller, who she names the Finder. Maybe he...

Details Find You In The Dark

TitleFind You In The Dark
Release DateApr 2nd, 2018
PublisherText Publishing
GenreMystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Fiction, Adult Fiction

Reviews Find You In The Dark

  • Selene
    I loved this book’s synopsis and had such high hopes for loving these characters!Moving along . . .Martin sold his tech company and retired early. He’s wealthy and his wife, Ellen, is a loan officer turned shopkeeper. Their teenage daughter, Kylie, is a high school student with a love for swimming. Ellen’s sister, Tinsley, has been missing for twenty years and Martin has been spending all of his free time searching for her remains. Along th...
  • Zoe
    Dark, menacing, and gritty!Find You In The Dark is an engrossing, creepy thriller that delves into the sadistic and disturbing thoughts, motivations, and actions of serial killers and immerses you in all the manipulation, violence, murder, depravity, and pure evil they're capable of.The prose is chilling and tight. The characterization is well done with a whole slew of characters that are flawed, vulnerable, and persistent. And the plot, told fr...
  • Melissa
    I find it impressive how vile and tormented someone could be, how a sick mind can operate... This book give you an inside view on how a serial killer thinks, and that is something. Ok, I'll say it, it's disgusting. This book was good, but I found it difficult to read. I received an advanced copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Selena
    I received a free e-copy of Find you In The Dark by Nathan Ripley from NetGalley for my honest review. This book is Nathan Ripley‘s debut thriller. This book is about a wealthy retired man, Martin, who has a family of his own. He is bored and is obsessed with serial killers. He secretly researches and digs up missing victims of serial killers. He feels like he is doing people a favor by helping solve mysteries secretly and doing thing that the ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Before I started reading this I’d heard mixed reports which is always intriguing – turns out I adored it and it was just the kind of story I love to get my head into. Not sure what that says about me…ANYWAY, Martin spends his spare time looking through the cracks of various police investigations and very successfully digging up lost victims of serial killers. Sandra is a detective who is not as enamoured of this idea as some of her colleagu...
  • Jay G
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.Martin Reese buys stolen police files and uses the information inside to dig up the bodies of serial killer victims then calls the bodies in anonymously, taunting the police for not doing their jobs. A young Detective named Sandra Whittal has began call him ...
  • Nancy
    I found the premise of the book interesting. A person searching for the victims of long dead serial killers. Anonymously giving the location of his finds to the police for the families to finally have closure of losing their loved ones. But there is someone out there that isn’t happy about these long dead victims being found. With one cop suspicious of this so called Good Samaritan and a serial killer zeroing in on Martin Reese, he needs to rac...
  • Kim
    Martin Reese has an unusual hobby. He finds the bodies of murder victims that have not yet been discovered. Using old case files for reference, he looks for seemingly random or unimportant clues that police working on the cases originally missed. He keeps photos of the bodies, along with detailed records of how he uncovered them, stored in his 'scrapbook', an old computer which is hidden away in a locked drawer in his house. Once he uncovers the ...
  • Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews
    *3.5 StarsThis book is marketed as being comparable to Dexter and The Talented Mr. Ripley. These are great tags to pull a reader like myself in, but you have to live up to your own hype. Once you get to know Martin Reese, the comparison of characters is there. Let’s see how the story holds up.Nathan Ripley has created a unique story arc. It has a lot of great twists and turns, with a couple of “I did not see that coming” moments. It was lac...
  • Tiger
    Debut novel for Canadian Nathan Ripley (real name: Naben Ruthnum) and it was outstanding. Retired tech millionaire Martin Reece has a hobby. With a little (well paid) help from a disgruntled cop, he finds the remains of buried victims of serial killers and anonymously calls the location in to the police so the families can get some closure. However, someone close to the situation has been watching Martin and isn't very happy about having his work...
  • Sam Wiebe
    It's pretty tough to come up with a new wrinkle in the serial killer genre, but Nathan Ripley does it. Find You in the Dark pits Martin Reese, a resourceful but secretive family man who spends his spare time searching for the bodies of unfound serial killer victims, against a brilliant killer and an equally brilliant detective who's hell-bent on uncovering his past. Morally complex and breathlessly paced. Patricia Highsmith would be proud.
  • Bookworm
    DNF at 40% I received an ARC from Netgalley so a warm thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada and Nathan Ripley. This was one of those books that I thought I would love but didn't work for me. I'm sure there's a fantastic story in there somewhere but I wasn't able to find it. I just could not get in to the story and although I made it almost half way, I really had to push myself to get to that point. The book is advertised as a mix between Dexter an...
  • Luanne Ollivier
    Find You in the Dark is Nathan Ripley's debut novel - and if you like suspense fiction, its one you're going to want to pick up!The premise is deliciously dark....... Martin Reese is obsessed with serial killers, specifically with the victims not found. He's been buying up police reports for many years and has managed to locate (and dig up) the bodies they couldn't find. But, he's doing all of it anonymously and taunts the cops with a tip off of ...
  • Jenn
    Martin Reese is a family man, but he has a dark secret - he's obsessed with murder and has been for years. He's been illegally buying police files on serial killers. He studies these files in depth and uses them as guides to find the missing bodies. He never takes anything except pictures that he stores on an old laptop. He calls the police and tells them where to look and he does it anonymously. When a crooked cop goes missing Detective Sandra W...
  • Nadine
    Find You in The Dark is marketed for fans of Dexter. I loved the books and the show, so I couldn’t wait to pick up something similar to fill the void Dexter left. Unfortunately, comparing Find You in The Dark to Dexter is setting up too high of expectations. The main character, Martin, is not who I wanted him to be until the end of the novel.Find You in The Dark follows multiple perspectives: Martin, Sandra, a police detective, and another pers...
  • Bandit
    Yet another thriller. There are so many out there. Never heard of the author, but looked interesting, nice name, why not. This one was in a word…competent. It just wasn’t enough. In fact the entire book in all its aspects was almost good enough in a pretty frustrating way. The only real success here was the representation of the Reese family, realistic dynamics, great dialogue. The rest…well, there’s the almost but not quite unreliable na...
  • Kathleen
    I'm a bit on the fence with this one. The story itself was really a very good one - a man who digs up the victims of serial killers - come on, how good does that sound?! But something about the writing just didn't pull me into the story and wondered if I would finish. I found the main detective character entirely too crass. I get that she was supposed to be bristly and independent but I thought the author took her to an unpleasant mean/rude, bitc...
  • Barb
    Thank you NetGalley, the publisher Simon & Schuster, and the author Nathan Ripley.Excellent cover.The book gripped me in the beginning but I lost interest off and on for about the first half (thus the ****star rating) then it became at real page turner and difficult to put down.Unique storyline with great character development and realistic dialogue throughout.I look forward to reading more from this author.
  • Kat
    if I hadn't just finished Hangman, this probably would've been a 5/5, and the most unique crime novel I'd read in a while.In fact it was still a very unique idea, overtones of Dexter, a kind of serial killer mentality protagonist, but with morals, and not a sociopath. Clever idea, not too grisly, highly recommended to crime fans looking for something a bit different!
  • Kate
    I'm giving this book 4 stars, but it's really more of a 3.5Y'all, this book is DARK. It is dark in a way that I, lover of true crime stories about serial killers and murderers, can appreciate. Is it unrealistic? Hell yeah. But you aren't going to feel comfortable about the characters in this book. You're going to to feel slightly sick about the ending. And maybe, most of all, you're going to read this book, you're going to feel all the feelings I...
  • Mary Johnson
    I caught a shiver in my right hand, the kind of shake an old man gets, or an alcoholic when he's waking up. It looked a little like it was being jostled by a small, irresistible, and invisible force. I pushed my thumb towards my index finger, imagining the needle there. The needle that had killed. This book was all kinds of creepy. I'm a tough sell on crime novels; when they're done well, they can be wonderfully absorbing, but all too often, they...
  • Jill Jemmett
    This book is a great twist on a thriller. Instead of following the life of a serial killer, it follows the life of a man who digs up the victims of serial killers. He then tells the police where to find them, but this eventually leads him into trouble. This unique plot made the story unpredictable.There were multiple narratives in the story. One was from Martin’s perspective, where he talked about finding the bodies. There was another narrative...
  • Pamela
    Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for advancing me a copy of “Find You in the Dark” by Nathan Ripley. Since I did not finish the novel, I'm unable to provide an honest review. Sorry people, half-way through was as far as I could go. It was a complete bore.
  • Steve Tripp
    I guess I was one of the lucky ones to get a free preview of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I don't think the publisher is going to like me much. I nearly shelved it (hard to do with an e-book) after 50 pages. The premise and story-line was far too dark, the "protagonist's" grave-digging "hobby" (where he gets in trouble) is about the most bizarre central premise for a thriller that I've ever read (and I have read a l...
  • Mcf1nder_sk
    I received this debit novel from Atria Books, and was very impressed with the writing. Ripley is the nom de plume of Naben Ruthnum, who had won a Journey Prize, a Canadian award for a new and upcoming authors' short story published in literary magazines. As i have found to my dismay, sometimes the ability to write a short story does not translate well to novels, or vice versa. Ripley, however has successfully managed both formats quite well...Mat...
  • 2shay
    Wow! This was quite a ride. I enjoyed every page! This ranks right up there with some of the best mysteries I’ve read...and I read a lot of mysteries. This is a completely new to me author, and a new to me hero/anti-hero. I loved Martin from the beginning, unlike Detective Sandra Whittal. I thought Martin is one of those unsung hero types that does a great service. Detective Whittal just thinks he’s a monster.You see, Martin is very wealthy a...