Darcy Harbinger sees dead people…before they actually die. Art school grad student Darcy has premonitions of other people’s deaths, but when she tries to warn these walking doomed—or
goners, as she calls them—the news doesn’t go over too well. She’s getting a reputation on campus as a witch, a freak, or even some kind of grim reaper. Are Darcy’s powers of paranormal
prediction a gift… or a curse?
Dead girl walking. A mirror phobia. A murder suspect. In DARK PERCEPTION, when Darcy’s intuition interferes with her painting, she winds up with a gory portrait of a doomed classmate. The girl is livid about her bloody portrayal on canvas—and she’s freaked out by Darcy’s creepy warnings. Despite Darcy’s intention to save the goner girl before it’s too late, she suddenly becomes the number-one suspect in a murder case.
As the evidence against her piles up, so do the corpses. Just one step ahead of the cops, Darcy must investigate and clear her name before she trades her paintbrush and smock for a prison jumpsuit. Meanwhile, a diabolical and clever serial killer gets closer and closer…
Will Darcy find the real killer before she becomes the next victim?
Meet the author:
Anne Marie Stoddard is a USA Today Bestselling Author, Amazon Movers and Shakers and Amazon Top 100 Mystery & Suspense author. She writes funny rock n’ roll-themed cozy mysteries with an edge. After studying Music Business at the University of Georgia, Anne Marie worked for several music venues, radio stations, and large festivals before trading in her backstage pass for a pen and paper (Okay, so she might have kept the pass, too…).
Anne Marie’s debut novel, Murder at Castle Rock, was the winner of the 2012 AJC Decatur Book Festival & BookLogix Publishing Services, Inc. Writing Contest, and the 2013 Book Junkie’s Choice Award Winner for Best Debut Fiction Novel. It was also a finalist for Best Mystery/Thriller in the 2014 RONE Awards. Her second novel, Deception at Castle Rock, was a 2016 RONE Awards nominee for Best Mystery. Anne Marie’s short story, Caper at Castle Rock, is featured in the USA Today Bestselling anthology Killer Beach Reads.
Aside from all things music and books, Anne Marie loves hula hooping, college football, Starbucks iced coffee, red wine, and anything pumpkin-flavored. She is a member of both the International Thriller Writers and is the Vice President of Atlanta Sisters in Crime.
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OMG!!! When Anne Marie told me she was publishing a new, darker mystery novel, I was excited to say the least!
Darcy Harbinger is a quirky character, but only because she can see those who are about to die and how. Though her grandmother calls her “sight” a gift, Darcy sees it as a nuisance and burden. She keeps her powers to herself, with the exception of her best friend and her grandmother, no one knows about her sight. The times she’s has tried to help a “goner”, they haven’t exactly been thankful; going as far as calling her a witch or freak.
I loved this story and can’t wait to read more about Darcy in the near future! It’s a quick read, as it only took me a few hours to read. It keeps you guessing all the way through from beginning to end. I found nothing predictable in this darker, more paranormal story than what she normally writes. There is a lot to Darcy but she is easy to connect to as a protagonist. There are some things I’d like to see happen, but I will wait to see what unfolds throughout the series. She has a besr friend that we would all love to have and is an art major. Her life is definitely interesting.
I think if you read this book, you will truly enjoy it as I have. It will make you wonder if some of the things that happened could have played out a little differently as you are reading.