Nathan Ripley is the pen name of literary fiction writer and journalist Naben Ruthnum. His stories and essays have appeared in The Walrus, Hazlitt, Sight & Sound, and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, among other places. In 2015, he won the Journey Prize for his short story “Cinema Rex”, and in 2017 he published a non-fiction essay collection, Curry: Reading, Eating and Race under his own name. His debut thriller, Find You in the Dark was published in March 2018. He currently lives in Toronto.
Find You in the Dark
Simon & Schuster
Find You in the Dark tells the story of Martin Reese, a family man and retired tech mogul who is obsessed with digging up the undiscovered remains of serial killer victims. For years, he has been illegally buying police files on serial killers and studying them in depth, using them as guides to find missing bodies. He doesn’t take any souvenirs, just photos that he stores in an old laptop, and then he turns in the results to the police anonymously. Martin sees his work as a public service, a righting of wrongs that cops have continuously failed to do. However, his work catches the attention of Detective Sandra Whittal, as well as a murderer currently prowling the streets of Seattle.