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My Darkest Prayer: A Novel

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Notes From Black Reads

If you cannot wait, wait, wait until S.A. Cosby releases his next new novel (in JUNE! Of Next Year!) then take a step back to his first novel, My Darkest Prayer. Here’s where it all started, and you can see the seeds being planted for the books that followed, Blacktop Wasteland and Razorblade Tears. Action, adventure, and our protagonist thrown into detective mode faster than you call “duck!” Cosby takes us through the paces of a mystery and keeps hold to what all his best characters do: Fighting fiercely for friends, family, and the preservation of community.

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author S. A. Cosby’s debut novel My Darkest Prayer is republished in a new edition, with a new introduction from the author.

“S.A. Cosby’s reissued debut thriller proves he was a master from the start…Cosby has in three books emerged as one of the genre’s best living practitioners...its reissue is a brilliant idea.” —Los Angeles Times

“I handle the bodies.”

Whether it's working at his cousin's funeral home or tossing around the local riffraff at his favorite bar, Nathan Waymaker is a man who knows how to handle the bodies. A former marine and sheriff's deputy, Nathan has built a reputation in his small Southern town as a man who can help when all other avenues have been exhausted. When a beloved local minister is found dead, his parishioners ask Nathan to make sure the death isn’t swept under the rug.

What starts out as an easy payday soon descends into a maze of mayhem filled with wannabe gangsters, vicious crime lords, porn stars, crooked police officers, and a particularly treacherous preacher and his mysterious wife. Nathan must use all his varied skills and some of his wit to navigate the murky waters of small town corruption even as dark secrets of his own threaten to come to the surface.

“[A] colorful tale of small-town corruption...[Cosby's] powerful storytelling skills shine through.”
—Washington Post

ISBN-13: 9781250867636

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Publication Date: 12-06-2022

Pages: 288

Product Dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.90(d)

S. A. Cosby is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Razorblade Tears and Blacktop Wasteland. Cosby’s books were NYT Notable Books and named Best Books of the Year by NPR, BookPage, Goodreads, Library Journal, and Deadly Pleasures, among many others. Cosby has won the LA Times Book Prize, the Anthony Award, the Black Caucus American Library Association Award, and the ITW Thriller Award, and been nominated for the Edgar, the Barry, the Lefty, the Audie, and was a finalist for the Southern Book Prize and the Goodreads Choice Award.