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Dark Chapter

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best First Book (nominee)
NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

Vivian is a cosmopolitan Taiwanese-American tourist who often escapes her busy life in London through adventure and travel. Johnny is a 15-year-old Irish teenager, living a neglected life on the margins of society. He has grown up in a family where crime is customary, violence is a necessity, and everything--and anyone--can be yours for the taking.

As Vivian looks to find her calling professionally, she delights in exploring foreign countries, rolling hillsides, and new cultures. And as a young, single woman, she has grown used to experiencing life on her own. But all of that changes when, on one bright spring afternoon in West Belfast, Vivian's path collides with Johnny and culminates in a horrifying act of violence.

In the aftermath of the incident, both Johnny and Vivian are forced to confront the chain of events that led to the attack. Vivian must struggle to recapture the woman that she was and the woman she aspired to be, while dealing with a culture and judicial system that treats assault victims as less than human. Johnny, meanwhile, flees to the sanctity of his transitory Irish clan. But when he is finally brought to reckon for his crimes, Vivian learns that justice is not always as swift or as fair as she would hope. Inspired by true events, DARK CHAPTER is both a literary masterpiece and a riveting novel of suspense about of the dark chapters and chance encounters that can irrevocably determine the shape of our lives.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A powerful story, compassionately told." - Ros Barber

"An authentic, courageous debut, told with unflinching honesty and exceptional insight." - A D Garrett

"A must-read...Stunning." - Erin Kelly

"Deftly written, pacey and unflinching, I could not put it down. Winnie Li is a rare talent with an explosive and timely story. Do not miss it." - Marti Leimbach

"I have never found myself rooting for a heroine with more urgency." - Kate Rhodes

"An accomplished debut, an honest and unsparing story." - Cath Staincliffe


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Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Dark Chapter (Center Point Large Print)
Author(s): Winnie M Li
ISBN: 1-68324-638-1 / 978-1-68324-638-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dark Chapter
Author(s): Winnie M Li
ISBN: 1-943818-62-2 / 978-1-943818-62-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Polis Books
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May 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dark Chapter
Author(s): Winnie M Li
ISBN: 1-78507-904-2 / 978-1-78507-904-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dark Chapter
Author(s): Winnie M Li
ISBN: 1-947993-31-3 / 978-1-947993-31-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Polis Books
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November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark Chapter
Author(s): Winnie M Li
ISBN: 1-78507-906-9 / 978-1-78507-906-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend Press
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Dark Chapter
Author(s): Winnie M Li
ISBN: 1-5100-7413-9 / 978-1-5100-7413-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dark Chapter
Author(s): Winnie M Li
Publisher: Avid Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Chapter
Author(s): Winnie M Li
Publisher: Polis Books
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June 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Chapter
Author(s): Winnie M Li
Publisher: Legend Press
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June 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Chapter: Inspired by a True Story
Author(s): Winnie M Li
Publisher: Legend Press
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