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Professor Anne Waverly teaches religious studies at a respected university. Middle-aged and slightly lame, she spends her days in lecture halls and offices. But occasionally, she works for the FBI. As Ana Wakefield, an eager seeker of higher truths, she infiltrates cults. Now, leaving the security of academia, she is on her way to Arizona in a battered VW bus. Her assignment is to investigate a group called Change. As Ana gathers information, she is pulled toward a fiery confrontation with the charismatic leader of the cult. But her growing attachment for two of the group's children may require her to make a greater sacrifice.
Through Alyssa Bresnahan's rich voice, Ana, FBI agents, and cult members stand out against the darkly compelling fabric of the text.
©1999 Laurie R. King (P)1999 RECORDED BOOKS
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By Donna on 12-12-08

A Darker Place

I usually like Laurie King books and settled down to hear this one--but WOW I did not expect to be reading the best book ever. This was the first time I could "feel" the pain and mixed emotions of the main charatures. I will read other books for now then curl up to read this one again. For me this was the best book of 2008.

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By Puppyluver on 03-04-08

One of my Favorites

This was my first Laurie R. King book, but I am truly a big fan now. It was beautifully written. Supported with historical and geographical descriptions and facts, it totally had me from the start. The story is timely and believable, with down-to-earth lovable characters and, of course, crazy villains. I didn't want it to end, though, and wish there had been an epilogue. Definitely a great read! P.S. to Ms. King: More about Ann and Glenn PLEASE.

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By Annie V on 08-23-15

Too Long

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would make it shorter. There was lot of "padding". The story was reasonable but over-long and over-worked.

Would you recommend A Darker Place to your friends? Why or why not?

No. It was easy to see where it was going from the start.

What three words best describe Alyssa Bresnahan’s voice?

Pleasant Expressive Dark

Could you see A Darker Place being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Definitely not.

Any additional comments?

I stuck with it but regretted it.

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