This is book number 3 in the Alaska Wild series.
Dark Night marks the third book in the gripping, atmospheric Alaska Wild series from Paige Shelton, in which Benedict, Alaska is met with some unexpected visitors…and then disappearances.
Winter is falling in the remote town of Benedict, Alaska, and with the cold comes a mysterious guest. The dreaded "census man," seemingly innocuous, is an unwelcome presence to those members of this secretive community who would prefer to keep their business to themselves. Meanwhile, thriller writer Beth Rivers has received her own unexpected company: her mother. The last Beth heard, Mill Rivers had gone underground in search of Beth’s kidnapper, and Beth can't help but be a little alarmed at her appearance: If Mill was able to track down her daughter, who knows who else might be able to?
Beth doesn't have time to ponder this for long, after a battered woman stumbles into the town bar one night, and her husband is found dead the next morning. Suspicions immediately turn to the census man, but when he, too, goes missing, everyone in Benedict—including the police chief—is suspected, and Beth and Mill must work to uncover the truth.
"Splendid....With the tension of the thriller and the clues of a whodunit....Shelton's talent sizzles."
—Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
"Atmospheric and dark...The isolated town of Benedict, with its eccentric characters, is the true star of this engrossing mystery." —Library Journal
"Twistier than a path through the dark Alaska woods....Suspicions shift and suspense builds in this novel of discovery, growth, relationship building and investigatory hijinks....Captivating." —Shelf Awareness
Praise for Thin Ice:
"[A] riveting story with an unusual setting and cast of characters." —Library Journal (Starred, Pick of the Month)
"A page-turner with an unusual location." —Kirkus
"Readers are left wondering up to the last exciting page what the answers are, and will eagerly await the second in this new Alaska mysteries series from the author of the Scottish Bookshop mysteries." —Booklist
"[With] murder, mayhem and heroics...[and] an intriguing cast of characters." —Anchorage Daily News
"Riveting. Suspenseful and intriguing...Shelton's fans are sure to enjoy this compelling departure from her typical writing style." —Shelf Awareness