cover image Under a Dark Sky

Under a Dark Sky

Lori Rader-Day. Morrow, $15.99 trade paper (416p) ISBN 978-0-06-256030-8

When 34-year-old Eden Wallace, the narrator of this cleverly plotted mystery from Mary Higgins Clark Award–winner Rader-Day (The Day I Died), discovers that her deceased husband, Bix, was planning a 10th anniversary surprise at a remote Michigan stargazing resort, she decides to keep the reservation. With no work to distract her, Eden is still grief-stricken nine months after Bix’s death, and she wants to spend time alone in an environment far from her Chicago home. However, she no sooner arrives at the resort than she learns the intimate cottage she envisioned is to be shared with six 20-somethings gathered for some sort of college reunion. After one of the six is murdered, suspicions turn friend against friend and, by turns, each against Eden. It’s a great setting for a murder, and each of Rader-Day’s prickly millennials feels capable of murder—to say nothing of sleep-deprived, near hysterical Eden. Readers will have fun following the subtle clues. [em]Agent: Sharon Bowers, Miller Bowers Griffin Literary Management. (Aug.) [/em]