Pristine sand beaches and luxury condos make Sunset one of Michigan’s most popular tourist hotspots. While it might be a vacation paradise for most visitors, it was a living hell for Molly Parsons. The daughter of a crackpot religious fanatic, Molly grew up miserable and poor on the ugly edge of town. After finally escaping Sunset and swearing she’d never return, Molly heads for the mean streets of Detroit and falls into a job she loves – as a bounty hunter. When a case leads her back to Sunset, Molly ends up in the arms of the man of her dreams. She returns to live in her hometown and takes on a new career as a detective for the Sunset Police Department.
Sunset is usually quiet in the early spring. This particular spring, however, fear grips the town after a total stranger is brutally murdered under the Main Street Bridge. Is it a random killing? Or does it point to something much more sinister?
The town turns to Molly Parsons to discover the truth, but is she really up to the task? Crippled by grief over her husband’s death and haunted by terrifying visions, Molly is at the edge of madness. In spite of mounting obstacles, she is determined to find the killer.
As the lies and the bodies pile up, Molly learns Sunset is far from paradise. Under its surface lurk deceit, blackmail, abuse, and murder.
If you like the novels of Karin Slaughter, John Sandford, and William Kent Krueger, you will love Dark Sunset.
“McGarvey’s first novel is a near-perfect fusion of character and setting. It’s a real page turner … Molly Parsons is a beguiling character who fully deserves to be the star of a long, successful series of return engagements.”
~ Don Hutchison, author of The Great Pulp Heroes