'A powerhouse of a novel that is guaranteed to keep the reader up all night. When The Stars Go Dark is a beautifully written, sharply observed literary thriller with an extraordinary, unforgettable heroine and a twisty plot with a surprise ending. An unconventional, unflinching look at the long shadow cast by trauma and the resilience it takes to survive. This is a novel of both great sadness and great beauty; a gripping story drenched in the exquisite allure of the natural world.'
– Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale
'With this breathtaking novel, Paula McLain proves she can do anything. Exquisitely written, immersive, and atmospheric, When The Stars Go Dark is a tour de force of literary suspense. It pulled me under and left me gasping.'
– Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train and The Exiles
'When the Stars Go Dark is a fantastically propulsive and deeply atmospheric novel that grabs you from the very first page. It’s visceral and hauntingly suspenseful. Paula McLain has proven to be a masterful storyteller no matter the genre.'
– Aimee Molloy, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Mother
'Paula McLain, already established as the master of the historical novel, now explodes into crime fiction with a richly satisfying, tremendously moving mystery – haunting, poignant, lyrical, urgent, unique, unforgettable.'
– Chris Pavone, author of The Paris Diversion
'I loved Paula McLain’s When the Stars Go Dark, which is the beautifully written and positively profound story of Detective Anna Hart... The twisty plot keeps the pages flying, and McLain’s lyrical and poetic prose reveals insight after insight about the human heart, making this riveting read not only an engrossing psychological thriller, but crime fiction of the highest order.'
– Lisa Scottoline, author of Someone Knows