Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £17.39

Buy Now for £17.39

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

New York Times best seller P. J. Tracy returns with Deep into the Dark, a brand-new series set in LA and featuring up-and-coming LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan and murder suspect Sam Easton.

Sam Easton - a true survivor - is home from Afghanistan, trying to rebuild a life in his hometown of LA. Separated from his wife, bartending and therapy sessions are what occupy his days and nights. When friend and colleague Melody Traeger is beaten by her boyfriend, she turns to Sam for help. When the boyfriend turns up dead the next day, a hard case like Sam is the perfect suspect.

But LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan, whose brother recently died serving overseas, is sympathetic to Sam's troubles, and can't quite see him as a killer. She's more interested in the secrets Melody might be keeping and the developments in another murder case on the other side of town.

Set in an LA where real people live and work - not the superficial LA of Beverly Hills or the gritty underbelly of the city - Deep into the Dark features two really engaging, dynamic main characters and explores the nature of obsession, revenge, and grief.

P. J. Tracy is known for her "fast, fresh, and funny" characters (Harlan Coben) and her "sizzling" plots (People); the Monkeewrench series was her first, set in Minneapolis and co-written with her mother. Now with Deep into the Dark she's on her own - and it's a home run.

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books

©2021 P. J. Tracy (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

What listeners say about Deep into the Dark

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    7
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Disappointing

The characters are not likeable, nor are they developed. The story was 'okay' but I won't be bothering to buy any more by this author. There was no spark at all in this book, and I found it muddled and boring.

A huge disappointment after the Monkee Wrench books.

I also hated the narration, it was 'sultry, boring and soporific', she seemed to stuck the meaning out of the words! I would avoid her work in future.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Promising start

It was entertaining even though the story was completely transparent so lacked suspense, I wouldn’t describe it as a thriller, but the narrator was very good. I would imagine this is the start of a new series let’s hope it goes on to be as entertaining as the Monkeewrench series.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great start to new series

I really enjoyed the Monkey Wrench series so was slightly apprehensive about a new series. However this makes a promising start. It was different to the other series but it made for good reading, and I'm looking forward to the next one.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for LBQ
  • LBQ
  • 29-08-21

Terrible narrator

I don't actually know how good the story is because I can't stand this narrator. I might be able to read it, but I can't listen to it.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lee Harding
  • Lee Harding
  • 27-01-21

Monkeewrench Fan

I'm a definite Monkeewrench fan, but this is a whole nother can of tuna.
Just finished Deep.
I must say I was hesitant, but no longer.
Darker, yes.
Complex characters, yes.
Not at all Monkeewrench, but that's what makes it a success.
Brava !
Jump in and entertain your dark self.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lana
  • Lana
  • 18-01-21

Liked the book but not the preformamce

Ms. Craven has a sort of prissy, old fashioned intonation, which would work in other storylines, but not this one. I felt like Sam’s mother was narrating and found it very distracting.

That said, I am a fan of PJ. Tracy and really liked the story. Looking forward to what comes next.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Aimee Kurtzhalts
  • Aimee Kurtzhalts
  • 06-02-21

slow to start but great second half

a trudged through the first third of the book kind of confused sometimes about which character was which but by the time you hit the midpoint it gets great