A Darker Place

A Darker Place

Book - 1999
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A dazzling tale of psychological and moral complexity. Anne Waverly's husband and daughter committed suicide in the cult to which she had led them. Now she is driven to infiltrate and expose such groups.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Bantam Books, 1999
ISBN: 9780553107111
Characteristics: 384 p. : 25 cm
Alternative Title: Birth of a new moon


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Apr 08, 2017

Clearly the author knows a great deal about cults. I have never looked beyond news headlines when cults are exposed or closed or sued. This book gave me somewhat of a new understanding about cults in general. It was also so descriptively that I could envision each and every setting the infiltrator (Anne) experienced.

Jan 20, 2015

As a parent, one of the most frightening things is the thought of a child being abused or killed. If it is a religious leader, who has gained their trust and affection, it is even more egregious. Anne a college professor goes into a cult and becomes Ana, a seeker of truth and undercover FBI spy. She has done this before, but this time see meets a child and falls in love with her. Now she cannot do her job, and she places both herself and the child in grave danger. Then things start to get worse...

Robert9410 Mar 02, 2013

This book was "okay." Laurie King definitely writes with great skill. The only problem I had with the book is that not much action takes place. King is good at building suspense. One wonders the "what-ifs" of the plot as one reads. The "drama" that does happen... unfolds not so much in terms of actual physical events, but rather in terms of the characters' reactions to their circumstances within the cult (Change) movement. I came away from this book feeling as though I had watched a movie from the "The Lifetime" channel for women. Just as there are "chick flicks," there are "chick books" and this is one of them.

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