A Map of the Dark (by Karen Ellis) … amazing story that will force you to experience strong emotions

One of the best aspects of this book is that detectives were represented as “real” people, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. The characters are richly developed and you find yourself feeling strong emotions on their behalf.

The abduction that starts the book has you focused on one person, but there are trickles throughout that provide clues that things are not as they seem. Don’t make assumptions. You might be wrong.

Else is an amazing individual and I ached for her as she struggled to deal with her past. I cheered her on and kept wishing that she would open herself up and develop meaningful relationships. And then you add Lex to the story. He was an amazing person and his history was touching. So much of that and his brother, David, made him into the person he was as an adult.

There were some great twists at the end that elevated my opinion of the book even more!

Thank you to NetGalley and Mulholland Books for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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