There you were, just minding your own business, and suddenly the earth split beneath your feet. Everything good, everything familiar tumbles around you in busted shards, or it’s ash, or is on fire. That’s the scene of the earthquake where Charlie Fox is working, helping to dig out the living and ID the dead. But it’s an all-too-apt metaphor for her personal life, which has shifted in an eye-blink from Getting’ By to Full-On Catastrophic. Again. Absence of Light is somewhat unusual in that it doesn't follow series order, but shows us an episode of Charlie's life that sheds light, among other things, on her relationship with Sean, and addresses the cliffhanger that ended Third Strike.
"Must reading for fans of action-packed, hard-edged thrillers"—Booklist (starred review)
"Zoë Sharp is one of the sharpest, coolest, and most intriguing writers I know"—Harlan Coben