Though they seem to have everything, Hannah Parks has watched her husband, Dallin, become increasingly distant. Her hope is buoyed when the couple decides to start a family, but what Dallin reveals in his sleep one night rocks Hannah to her core. As she starts to investigate a much darker side of Dallin than she ever knew existed, Hannah peels away the layers of a diseased relationship closely tied to her own abusive past. When Dallin attempts to have Hannah abducted, she is forced to run, doing so with the aid of a man named Black—an ex-con and expert at helping people disappear. Together they must keep Hannah safe from her husband's far-reaching grasp, all the while trying to solve the mystery behind Dallin's sudden violence. Does Hannah's dark family history hold the key to her survival?
Conversation with the author: A CONVERSATION WITH CARTER WILSON about THE COMFORT OF BLACK
"From the very first shocking, irreverent, and chilling line, you know The Comfort of Black is anything but your average thriller. It’s an exemplary thriller. A knock-your-socks-off thriller. Wilson’s characters burn through the pages and come to life, taking you on a disturbing journey that you won’t forget for a long, long time."—M. J. Rose, New York Times best-selling author
"Gripping, gory, and terrifying…it’s also impossible to put down, and the shock ending will leave readers reeling."—Booklist
"For a deep, dark, twisted nightmare of a ride, there is no better choice among contemporary novels than The Boy in the Woods. Wilson is without a doubt one of the most talented authors today."—Miami Books Examiner
"The Boy in the Woods is a very strong, stand-alone novel the likes of which seems rare in recent years...it is a horror/thriller in the vein of early Stephen King or some of Dean Koontz’s stronger single novels."—Minneapolis Books Examiner