Hour of Darkness
Readers familiar with Rowe’s exhilarating plot twists and authentic South African characters will love her latest spine-chilling thriller, Hour of Darkness.
It’s Earth Hour. Around the world people are switching off their lights to mark the global energy crisis. Violent criminals use the cover of darkness to wage terror on the exclusive Constantia Valley outside Cape Town.
A series of disappearances and a mysterious death sees the return of Rowe’s popular Detective Percy Jonas. Percy, with the help of her latest love interest, Detective Ren Tucker, is disturbed by an abduction that evokes her own abandonment as a child. When one of the missing turns up dead, followed by a ransom demand, the hunt intensifies. Links to violent gangsters and shady politicians lead her to the crime-ridden township of Khayelitsha. Soon she is engulfed in a political firestorm, where even her own police force cannot protect her and she is faced with a terrible choice – her very own hour of darkness.
A page-turner from one of South Africa’s exciting new crime novelists.