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Dark Places

Dark Places

546K Reads 8.7K Votes 27 Part Story
Jon Evans By JonEvans Completed

An acclaimed, award-winning thriller, published and translated around the world, now freely available on Wattpad.

Paul Wood is a modern vagabond, a man who chooses to leave the comforts of San Francisco to spend months backpacking through some of the world's most challenging terrain. While hiking in the Himalayas, Paul gets more of a rush than he bargained for when he finds the body of a murdered hiker - mutilated in a way he has witnessed once before, in Africa, years ago and thousands of miles away.

The police in Nepal, anxious to quell a scandal, close the case and declare the victim a suicide. Only Paul is left to search for answers. He reaches out to his farflung tribe of fellow backpackers for help, and his discoveries lead him to a terrible conclusion: a killer is stalking the international backpacker trail, preying on victims in wild places far beyond the reach of any authorities. A killer whom Paul may already know.

Finding the murderer becomes an obsession that leads Paul from Himalayan peaks, through the jungles of Indonesia, across the bleak Sahara desert -- and into some of the darkest places imaginable...


Dark Places won the 2005 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel.

 

Reviews

"You're hooked ... the characters are delightfully delineated ... beautifully controlled ... Evans contrives to slip the necessary specialist net-head detail into the plot without being boring or patronising. He can also pin down a character with a few details deftly brushed in ... A pacy thriller for the 21st century." - The Times

"Anyone would enjoy Evans' clever, relentlessly absorbing debut thriller that becomes a lot more than just another serial-killer mystery." - The Ottawa Citizen

"In this haunting suspense debut, Evans takes the reader on a page-turning adventure across five continents ... (a) spooky, inventive tale." - Publishers Weekly

readingiso2 readingiso2 May 09
It's great to read about a place visited before
                              Can easily imagine the mountains and valleys 
                              Very interesting read
perishme perishme May 26, 2016
Wow i'm surprised that people know about Nepal my country this just makes the reading all but interesting.Very hyped to find out why it includes my country tho
BadAtWritingFiction BadAtWritingFiction Nov 26, 2016
Kinda reminds me about how I feel with my twin sometimes, and with autocorrect at other times
VTMichaels VTMichaels May 27, 2015
Gruesome mental image. Horrible way to die but so far an intense start!
fredk48 fredk48 May 15, 2015
do all people really talk like that
                               I for one don't like it
ladylayne ladylayne Jan 05, 2015
Is he going to turn out to be the killer? Like a schitz or something...or blacks out & doesn't know he's killing people? Possession?