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Find You In The Dark by Nathan Ripley Book Review

Find You In The Dark by Nathan Ripley Really Into This Blog Goodreads

Find You In The Dark by Nathan Ripley Book Review

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Publication Date April 2, 2018

Martin Reese has a hobby: he digs up murder victims. He buys stolen police files on serial killers and uses them to find and dig up missing bodies. Calls in the results anonymously, taunting the police for their failure to do their job.

Detective Sandra Whittal takes that a little personally. She’s suspicious of the mysterious caller, who she names the Finder. Maybe he’s the one leaving the bodies behind. If not, who’s to say he won’t start soon?

As Whittal begins to zero in on the Finder, Martin makes a shocking discovery. It seems someone—someone lethal—is very unhappy about the bodies he’s been digging up.

Hunted by a cop, hunted by a killer. To escape and keep his family safe, Martin may have to go deeper into the world of murder than he ever imagined.

Find You In The Dark by Nathan Ripley Book Review

Serial killers, unsolved crimes & vigilante justice (kind of). Mix that with a foggy backdrop, add in a crooked cop, a detective with something to prove & a suspicious daughter & you’ve got yourself a solid thriller with Nathan Ripley’s Find You In The Dark.

A Creepy Audiobook is a Win for Me

I chose the audio version of Find You In The Dark & listened to it during Halloween week. Let me tell you, there are some super creepy parts. As I’m driving, I realize I’m leaning forward & gripping the steering wheel a bit more tightly. I live in Portland, so the fact it takes place in the PNW makes it all the more spooky to me.

Sometimes I have a difficult time following a fiction based audiobook. Luckily, Find You In The Dark is easy to follow, the narrator is great & I’m happy I chose that route.

Slow Burn with Some Twists & Turns

Nathan Ripley knows how to build the tension. There’s this pressure right underneath the surface. Some may view what Martin does as admirable, but he’s still digging up bones. Then we learn some sketchy stuff in his past. As things begin to turn South, Martin has to move forward.  In doing so, he risks losing everything that matters to him.

The ending gets a little too much & not as believable to me, but I still really enjoy how we get there. Does that make sense?

While I thoroughly enjoyed Find You In The Dark, I’m anxious to see what Nathan Ripley does next. His writing style is fluid, characters are believable yet flawed & he creates a memorable thriller.


I am Into This book! There are times it gave me some Jar of Hearts vibes, which in my book is a GREAT thing! If you’re Really Into anything serial killer and/or enjoy a true crime element, you’ll likely enjoy Find You In The Dark.

Special thanks to Nathan RipleyAtria Books & NetGalley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

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Nathan Ripley is the pseudonym of Journey Prize–winner Naben Ruthnum. Ruthnum lives in Toronto. Visit him at or follow him on Twitter @NabenRuthnum.

Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.

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