Murder Among Friends Book Group: "Under a Dark Sky" -- & Lori Rader-Day Will Join Us!

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Details

Lori Rader-Day is joining our Zoom discussion on her Anthony award-winning novel, Under a Dark Sky ! As members already know, we can count on Lori for both her humor and insightful commentary. This mystery was both an Edgar and Lefty nominee as well as an Anthony winner. International, best-selling author Jeffery Deaver has seen it as:  “A brilliant concept, brilliantly told! Under a Dark Sky is a novel that you simply can’t put down…” 

Goodreads has said, "From the critically-acclaimed author of The Day I Died comes a terrifying twist on a locked-room mystery that will keep readers guessing until the last page.

Only in the dark can she find the truth . . .

Since her husband died, Eden Wallace's life has diminished down to a tiny pinprick, like a far-off star in the night sky. She doesn't work, has given up on her love of photography, and is so plagued by night terrors that she can't sleep without the lights on. Everyone, including her family, has grown weary of her grief. So when she finds paperwork in her husband's effects indicating that he reserved a week at a dark sky park, she goes. She's ready to shed her fear and return to the living, even if it means facing her paralyzing phobia of the dark.

But when she arrives at the park, the guest suite she thought was a private retreat is teeming with a group of twenty-somethings, all stuck in the orbit of their old college friendships. Horrified that her get-away has been taken over, Eden decides to head home the next day. But then a scream wakes the house in the middle of the night. One of the friends has been murdered. Now everyone—including Eden—is a suspect.

Everyone is keeping secrets, but only one is a murderer. As mishaps continue to befall the group, Eden must make sense of the chaos and lies to evade a ruthless killer—and she'll have to do it before dark falls…

Join us as we talk with Lori about how she came to take up the challenges of a locked room mystery (reminiscent of John Dickson Carr) and a Christie-worthy plot, and made them her own in a contemporary story.

Please note- this discussion will be held online via Zoom. If you have questions or would like to attend the discussion, please email Patricia (

Copies of  "Under a Dark Sky" by Lori-Rader Day may be picked up in the building or via Curbside Pick-Up. Please check our catalog for availability and to place a hold.

For more information, please see the Murder Among Friends blog.

Event Type(s): Book Discussion Group
Patricia Ruocco
(630) 971-1675 ext. 1503