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Bleak Harbor

(2018)
(The first book in the Bleak Harbor series)
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Their son is gone. Deep down, they think they’re to blame.

Summertime in Bleak Harbor means tourists, overpriced restaurants, and the Dragonfly Festival. One day before the much-awaited and equally chaotic celebration, Danny Peters, the youngest member of the family that founded the town five generations ago, disappears.

When Danny’s mother, Carey, and stepfather, Pete, receive a photo of their brilliant, autistic, and socially withdrawn son tied to a chair, they fear the worst. But there’s also more to the story. Someone is sending them ominous texts and emails filled with information no one else should have. Could the secrets they’ve kept hidden—even from one another—have led to Danny’s abduction?

As pressure from the kidnapper mounts, Carey and Pete must face their own ugly mistakes to find their son before he’s taken from them forever.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Bryan Gruley creates a fascinating calamity of flawed characters, each hiding secrets in the haunting town of Bleak Harbor. His portrayal of an autistic boy’s kidnapping, and the subsequent efforts to find and rescue him, gradually and brilliantly exposes the decidedly dark underbelly of both the town and all those living in it. I dare you to put the book down. I couldn’t." - Robert Dugoni

"Bryan Gruley’s Bleak Harbor is an electric bolt of suspense, packed with twists and surprises. Gruley’s plot races along, powered by characters—big and small—who truly crackle. A masterful follow-up to his Starvation Lake trilogy." - Gillian Flynn

"The myth of the happy family! Bryan Gruley dives deep into twisted psyches, well-hidden secrets, and dark, explosive desires. Welcome to Bleak Harbor. Be afraid." - Tess Gerritsen

"The best book Gruley has ever written and unlike any other crime book I’ve ever read." - Steve Hamilton

"Vivid, spellbinding, and laced with tension, Bleak Harbor’s labyrinthine mystery is packed with characters so real you want to buy them a beer—or hide under your bed to pray they don’t come for you. If you’re not reading Bryan Gruley, you’re missing out." - Marcus Sakey


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Used availability for Bryan Gruley's Bleak Harbor

Hardback Editions

November 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bleak Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
ISBN: 1-5039-0468-7 / 978-1-5039-0468-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

December 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bleak Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
ISBN: 1-5039-0467-9 / 978-1-5039-0467-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Bleak Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
ISBN: 1-978623-27-5 / 978-1-978623-27-9
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


December 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Bleak Harbor: 1
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
ISBN: 1-978623-28-3 / 978-1-978623-28-6
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bleak Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


December 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Bleak Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bleak Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bleak Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bleak Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Bryan Gruley
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU