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Don’t Turn Out the Light


“You did nothing.”

Christine Steinmeyer thought the letter she found in her mailbox on Christmas Eve wasn’t meant for her. But the man calling in to her radio show seems convinced otherwise.

Bit by bit, strange things keep happening…it’s as if someone has taken control of her life. Everything holding Christine up crumbles until all that is left is an unimaginable nightmare.

Martin Servaz is on leave in a clinic for depressed cops, haunted by childhood sweetheart Marianne’s kidnapping by his nemesis, the psychopath Julian Hirtmann. One day, he receives a key card to a hotel room in the mail – the room where an artist committed suicide a year earlier. Someone wants him to get back to work, which he’s more than ready to do, despite being on mandatory sick leave…

What if the people closest to us are not what they seem?
What happens when someone takes control of your life and your relationships?
And what is hiding in the darkness?

Don’t turn out the lights…and if you do, prepare for the worst!

After two major successes with The Frozen Dead and The Circle, Bernard Minier explores our most secret nightmares, phobias and obsessions in this thriller about manipulation and control.

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Foreign versions
  • Czech Rep.: Albatros Media (XYZ)
    Germany: Droemer
    Hungary: Gabo Konyvkiado
    Italy: La nave di Teseo
    Latvia: Zvaigzne ABC
  • Netherlands: Xander
    Norway: Aschehoug
    Poland: Rebis
    Russia: Eskmo
    Slovakia: Albatros Media
  • Spain: Salamandra
    Turkey: Pegasus
    UK: Hodder
    US: St Martin's Press

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