was born in Italy. After her degree in English and Drama at Goldsmiths,
she worked for a classical music retailer and as a bookseller
in her local bookshop. She started in films as an editor's apprentice
in a 35mm cutting room and since then has worked on many award-winning
UK and US pictures, from small independent projects to large studio
productions. V.M.Giambanco lives in London and THE GIFT OF DARKNESS
is her first novel.
For more information visit www.vmgiambanco.com
On Twitter: @vm_giambanco
THE GIFT OF DARKNESS
Olympic National Park, Washington State. In the hour before dawn, a man races through the pitch black forest. One day soon his ultimate purpose will depend on that single run: slow enough for those who will hunt him to follow, and fast enough so they will not catch him before his work is complete.
Seattle. Two weeks before Christmas a family is found murdered
in their home, the killer has left a message carved on a doorframe:
thirteen days. This is how long he is willing to give Homicide
Detective Alice Madison to understand his purpose and to fulfil
her part in it.
Alice Madison ran away from home as a child, one breath away from
committing an unforgivable act; as an adult, she found her peace
chasing the very worst humanity has to offer.
Twenty-five years ago three boys were kidnapped and taken into
the woods, one never came back. Now, to stop a psychopath Madison
must go back into those woods and into the unsolved mystery of
the Hoh River Boys. Madison must forget her training and follow
her instinct to the terrifying end as enemies become allies and,
in the silent forest, time is running out to save a child's life.
THE GIFT OF DARKNESS will be published in the U.K. and Commonwealth by Quercus starting in June 2013.
Foreign rights to U.S.A. and Canada – Quercus U.S.A.,
Germany – Droemer-Knaur,
Italy – Nord (Italian website for the book: www.ildonodelbuio.com
France – Editions Albin Michel,
Holland – Luitingh Sijthoff,
Spain – Ediciones Pamies,
Israel – Keter Books,
Japan – Shueisha.