Dark Exposure

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Quinn Hastings should’ve died when she was seventeen. Five years ago, she survived a kidnapping that left her with dark memories and a murderous secret. Now at twenty-two years old, Quinn works hard to bury them by hitting the road in her vintage 1970s Mustang to photograph heavy metal concerts throughout her home in Upstate New York. At concerts, she can forget the past and pretend to be somebody normal—somebody who doesn’t see monstrous visions of figures donning black skull masks or hear screams through the walls.

 

Quinn discovers that her hallucinations point back to Right Path, a former youth facility turned residential mental health center. And home to an underground disciplinary committee where teens and young adults are taken, never to be seen again.

 

When her best friend is sent to Right Path, Quinn reluctantly rejoins the program, determined to protect her, and make sure no one suffers at their hands again. Upon arrival, Quinn uncovers the program’s methods have escalated to include psychological torture in order to keep their patients in line. She must blend in with the program’s strange dark culture around her and fight to hold onto her dream of becoming a successful concert photographer. But the more immersed she is in Right Path, the more she risks exposing her secrets, including the truth about the kidnapping, to everyone she knows. Including who she really is.

For Fans of...

The Haunting of Leigh Harker

Sharp Objects

Carmen Maria Machado

Audience

Men and women 18-45 interested in psychological horror, hard rock/heavy metal, photography, cults, and gothic horror

Status​: With Alpha Reader