Into the Dark

Fiona Cummins

14 April 2022
400 pages


Shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year 2023

Into the Dark is the gripping crime thriller from Fiona Cummins about revenge, greed, ambition and the true cost of friendship.

‘Complex. Inventive. Twisting. Unsettling’ – Sarah Vaughan, bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal

The Place: Seawings, a beautiful art deco home overlooking the sweep of the bay in Midtown-on-Sea.

The Crime: The gilded Holden family – Piper and Gray and their two teenage children – have vanished from the house without a trace.

The Detective: DS Saul Anguish, brilliant but with a dark past, treads the narrow line between light and shade.

One late autumn morning, Piper’s best friend arrives at Seawings to discover an eerie scene – the radio is playing, phones are charging on the worktop, the cars are in the garage. But the house is deserted.

In fifteen-year-old Riva Holden’s bedroom, scrawled across the mirror in blood, are three words:


What happens next?

Breathless plotting and twist after twist
This kept me reading well Into The Dark last night – so many layers of darkness and twisty complexity
An absolute BELTER of a thriller. A superb plot, brilliantly executed and beautifully written