In Daniel Judson’s The Darkest Place young men are being found drowned in Long Island bays. One victim’s parents hire a private PI, and he and other characters, most notably college proffessor and author Deacon Kane, become involved in these twisted crimes. Kane’s life has been unraveling since the accidental death of his son, who drowned as well. The story is a thriller, but it was hard to care about the characters or the outcome of the story. Overall, the book was a bit of a dud.