Gone to Darkness by Barbara Nickless #review #fiction #suspense @barbaranickless


From a Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Newly minted homicide detective Sydney Parnell faces a savage killer whose endgame is to capture her. And keep her.

Iraqi war vet and former railway cop Sydney Parnell is now the youngest homicide detective in Denver’s Major Crimes Unit. In the past, gut instinct has served her and her K9 partner well. But it’s not a trait Len Bandoni, her old nemesis turned reluctant mentor, admires. Not until Sydney’s instincts lead to their first case: a man tortured and beaten to death, then left in a refrigerated train car with cryptic messages carved into his body.

The victim is a well-liked member of an elite club called the Superior Gentlemen. At first glance, the club appears harmless. But beneath its refined surface swim darker currents.

As Sydney; her K9 partner, Clyde; and Bandoni investigate the grisly murder, the three develop a bond that carries them through a shocking series of crimes and a horrifying conspiracy that threatens the detectives’ lives and promises to bring their beloved city to its knees.


Sydney has started her new job as the youngest detective on the Denver Police Force. She has a lot to prove. And when Sydney’s first murder case does not even have a body….she is struggling to find out exactly what is going on.

Sydney is a character after my own heart. She is smart and she is tough. She is a marine for goodness sakes. So, don’t mess with her. But this does not stop some people from trying. When this murder leads her to an elite, underground club her life becomes a target.

And then there is Clyde. Clyde is her K9 partner and he is the best character in the book!

I do not know how I have missed this author. But, I thoroughly enjoyed this read. It moves quickly and I was hooked on the cryptic symbols….you have to read this to find out. Captivating to say the least. I have not read the other books in this series and I will remedy that soon. This is a stand alone read and you do not want to miss it! Plus! It has a dog! I am all about a dog!

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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