A Cry in the Dark - Denise Grover Swank

A Cry in the Dark

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 525 Ratings


A woman fleeing her past finds more than she bargains for in a new suspense series by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank.

A woman on the run with no one to trust.  

With the ink barely dry on her new identity, Carly Moore just wants to disappear…but fate has other plans. 

Broken down car, next to nothing in her bank account, Carly is stuck in a Smoky Mountain town that time has forgotten. Drum is riddled with secrets and outsiders are eyed with distrust. Still, it isn’t until she witnesses a cold-blooded murder in a darkened parking lot, that she realizes she’s escaped one nightmare, only to land in another.

As the clock ticks down and more bodies pile up, Carly doesn’t know who to trust. If she doesn’t stop the killers, they just might stop her…permanently. 


What readers are saying about A Cry in the Dark

“Wow! What an incredibly amazing start of new series!” BookBub review, 5 stars

“Story line with so many twists and turns makes you not to trust anyone, and yes, there were moments I suspected almost everyone!” Goodreads review, 5 stars


  • Don’t Read This

    By mspende
    I would give this zero stars if I could. It’s rushed from the beginning and there is zero character development. The “romance” is a forced after thought. The whole book feels forced. I can’t believe it had so many high reviews, because this is easily one of the worst books I’ve read in the last 5 years. And I’ve read some crappy books. Thank God I only wasted $.99. Save yourself time and money, and get a book written by literally anyone else. It will be better.
  • Great read!

    By Ztalady
    I love all the Rose and Neely books. I was excited but hesitant to see Carly’s journey. DGS did not disappoint. 3 books in and I love the characters. Book 4 cant get here fast enough!
  • A Cry in the Dark

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    First time reading this author. It wasn’t an edge of your seat mystery/story. It was just OK.
  • Suspenseful

    By kejames90
    Such a great book, I love reading about such a strong woman dealing with such scary and powerful men. I imagine myself in Carly’s boots and hope I’d be as strong and quick on my toes as she is. So suspenseful as you have so many players and the mystery of finding out who did what!
  • Amazing

    By Waughtal
    Loving this series!
  • I loved this book

    By Tinasb
    I loved this book. It kept you on your toes.
  • Five stars for Carly!

    By Courtney staton
    I am hooked and impatiently waiting for more of Carly’s adventures
  • Wonderfully exciting.

    By Dyonis P
    Carly brings courage and honesty to Drum. This book will keep you guessing and wanting more. I couldn’t put it down as the suspense keeps coming.. great book. Denise Grover Swank did it again, got to my heart with her book.
  • A Cry is the Dark

    By Betty Foley
    Once again Denise has me falling in love with another set of characters. I always hate finishing her books because there is a void in my life until there is a new book. It is fun and exciting to follow Carly into the town of Drum.
  • I usually hate “continuation characters”

    By Megannie's Tunes
    I was hesitant to jump into the new continuation series but spent my summer devouring all things Rose and Neely Kate, so decided to give the new series a go. I love DGS’s character development and story telling abilities. But am tired of series based on other characters that I’m not fully invested in. I read several other of her series after reading the Rose/Neely Kate books, and though I enjoyed them, I felt they did not give me that same have to read the next now moment on the same level as Rose. I feel Carly’s story is set up to do just that! I do love all things by Grover-Swank but Rose, Neely and now Carly are my favorites. ❤️