Whitesands – A John Dark Case

Out on September 26th. Pre-order HERE.


Detective John Dark’s daughter has been missing for two years. In his frantic and unfruitful search for her two years ago, J Dark overreached and was reprimanded and demoted.

Now suddenly back into the homicide department, Dark is put on a chilling case – a man who killed his wife in their locked house and then dressed the body up to resemble a deer, but claims to remember none of it. A few days later an impossibly similar case crops up connecting the suspects to a prep school and a thirty year old missing persons’ case. 

Just as Dark is getting back into his old groove, a new lead in his daughter’s disappearance pops up and threatens to derail his career again.

Time is running out and John Dark needs to solve the case before more people are killed, and while there is still hope to find his daughter.

In the style of True Detective and Silence of the Lambs, WHITESANDS is a thrilling supernatural crime novel.

Johann Thorsson’s fast-moving debut WHITESANDS, packs enough incident for a novel twice its size, until it’s impossible to turn the pages fast enough.

John Langan, author of The Fisherman and Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies

A haunting, thrilling book that has the twists and turns of The Killing, the blend of realism and the supernatural in True Detective, and the heartbreak of The Lovely Bones. A captivating story of love, loss, and justice.

Richard Thomas

A fantastic blending of genres in the hands of a gifted storyteller. Part psychological thriller, part supernatural police procedural—think The Sinner meets Behind Her Eyes, WHITESANDS made my spine crawl and has an ending that felt perfect. More please, Mr Thorsson.

Mark Matthews

An expert blending of detective thriller and dark-tinged supernatural that not only defies genre, but expectations. Heartfelt, horrifying, and the introduction to one of the more interesting heroes of detective fiction in quite a while!

Barry Napier

Tense, breakneck storytelling. WHITESANDS is a dash of Thomas Harris swirled with supernatural elements that leave you speeding through the pages.

Kristi DeMeester