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When the Stars Go Dark

(2021)
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife comes an atmospheric novel of intertwined destinies and heart-wrenching suspense: A detective hiding away from the world. A series of disappearances that reach into her past. Can solving them help her heal?

Anna Hart is a seasoned missing persons detective in San Francisco with far too much knowledge of the darkest side of human nature. When tragedy strikes her personal life, Anna, desperate and numb, flees to the Northern California village of Mendocino to grieve. She lived there as a child with her beloved foster parents, and now she believes it might be the only place left for her. Yet the day she arrives, she learns that a local teenage girl has gone missing.

The crime feels frighteningly reminiscent of the most crucial time in Anna’s childhood, when the unsolved murder of a young girl touched Mendocino and changed the community forever. As past and present collide, Anna realizes that she has been led to this moment. The most difficult lessons of her life have given her insight into how victims come into contact with violent predators. As Anna becomes obsessed with saving the missing girl, she must accept that true courage means getting out of her own way and learning to let others in.

Weaving together actual cases of missing persons, trauma theory, and a hint of the metaphysical, this propulsive and deeply affecting novel tells a story of fate, necessary redemption, and what it takes, when the worst happens, to reclaim our lives—and our faith in one another.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: When the Stars Go Dark: A Novel
Author(s): Paula McLain
ISBN: 0-593-23789-7 / 978-0-593-23789-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

April 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: When the Stars Go Dark: A Novel
Author(s): Paula McLain
ISBN: 0-593-39559-X / 978-0-593-39559-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

April 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: When the Stars Go Dark: A Novel
Author(s): Paula McLain
ISBN: 0-593-34520-7 / 978-0-593-34520-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2021 : USA Audio edition

Title: When the Stars Go Dark: A Novel
Author(s): Paula McLain
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2021 : Canada Audio edition

Title: When the Stars Go Dark: A Novel
Author(s): Paula McLain
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2021 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: When the Stars Go Dark
Author(s): Paula McLain
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2021 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: When the Stars Go Dark: A Novel
Author(s): Paula McLain
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon