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Publication Order of Dark Vanishings Books

Dark Vanishings (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Vanishings 2 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Vanishings 3 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Vanishings 4 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Darkwater Cove Books

Darkwater Cove (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bury Her Bones (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispers in the Dark (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vanishing Girl (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Find Her Before Dark (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Breathe (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killwater Cove (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow's Prey (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Collector (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Logan and Scarlett Books

Dusk Corners (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stolen (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Souls (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killer Inside (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Born in Blood (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Dolls (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger at the Window (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doll Collector (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Charm (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispers in the Hollow Room (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of P.I. Nia Carter Thriller Books

Secrets Never Sleep (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crimson Storm (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Scarlett Bell Books

Mind of a Killer (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Storm (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kill Shot (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bone Whisperer (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Ringers (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chasing the Devil (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Hour (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crown of Thorns (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Waters (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Redeemer (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Thomas Shepherd Mystery Books

Grave Girl (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daddy’s Little Girls (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Instinct (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Blood (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Buried Girls (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Carver (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Shadow of the Raven (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Next Girl Missing (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wolf Lake Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Storberry (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crawlspace (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Witch (With: J. Thorn) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Moon Nightmares (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Face of Midnight (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Severity (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Camp Slasher (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Shallow Grave (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Treman Mills (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Autumn in Kane Grove (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quilt (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Publication Order of Anthologies

Beers and Fears: Flight Night(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Dan Padavona

Dan Padavona is a mystery writer born and raised in Cortland, New York. His works include the Wolf Lake series, Darkwater Cove series.

He has also written standalone novels such as Shadow Witch, Crawlspace, the face of Midnight, Camp Slasher, among others. Padavona loved reading fantasy and horror books from a young age, and even up to date, you’ll find him Terry Brooks, J.K Rowling, Jack Ketchum, and other authors who give him the ability to write a great story.

He lives in Binghamton, NY, with his wife Terri and children.

Darkwater Cove

The story features a widowed ex-FBI agent, Darcy Gellar, with a traumatic past. Three years ago, she almost died in the hands of a serial killer, and now struggling with her demons, she relocates her family to Genoa Cove. Genoa, also known as Darkwater Cove, is a small town, and Darcy thought her family would be happy to start afresh after retiring early from the agency. Since the killer is now serving a life sentence in prison after his arrest, she believes the nightmares will end.

A while later, a body is found along the coast, and the suspect is thought to be one man, the killer Darcy, put in prison some years back. Either Darcy arrested the wrong person, or there is an apprentice serial killer. When the killer kills another person, Darcy starts to experience the nightmare she had three years ago.

Residents and law enforcement are unwilling to get involved in the mystery and become hostile, which leaves this harassed mother wondering whether she made the right choice in Georgia. When a victim of the same serial killer gets in touch with her, she becomes more afraid. Is the killer still targeting her? Does she need to be afraid? Is there anyone she can trust around her family?

Darcy is not only unveiling a mystery but also facing a killer who knows her biggest fear. The killer seems to stop at nothing until he kills Darcy and destroys her family. Will Darcy be able to stop the serial killer as she did before?

In this gripping psychological thriller, Dan Padavona wants the readers to uncover the truth behind lies and secrets as they play detective and unveil the new killer’s identity. The author masterfully weaves a series of fear and deceit while throwing some twists and turns to keep you guessing.

Darcy is a flawed character, and you’ll feel like helping her out when she hits the rock as she tries to figure out who to trust. Dealing with teenagers is also difficult for her considering what she’s going through. Having lost her husband, she is left to raise her two kids alone. Her son, Hunter, wants to help her mom, but he is also traumatized by the loss of his father and his mother’s problems. They love each other like mother and son but don’t communicate well at times. The author adds some twists and turns to keep the reader guessing what will happen next.

Her Last Breath

After getting shot while on duty, Detective Thomas Shepherd goes back to Wolf Lake to collect pieces of his broken life. This is the first book in the wolf lake series.

Wolf Lake Inn resort is in Nightshade County and was an expensive and exclusive vacation destination. Thomas is living in peace in the resort until one day, the body of a missing lady’s found on the lakeshore, and people blame a teenage boy with a past of violence.

Might the killer be stalking the resort village? However, Thomas doesn’t believe the teenager committed the crime and challenges the villagers that he wants justice at all cost. As he pursues the real killer, more evidence points to the teenager, and if he fails in the investigations, the boy will be jailed.
Thomas gets to know his next-door neighbors after purchasing his late uncle’s house near the lake. His wealthy parents think he is back to live in their luxurious home and hold the family’s business’s CEO seat. His parents have never wanted him to be a detective and want him to run the business.

Knowing his neighbors, Naomi, and her disabled daughter, Scout, are mourning, Thomas decides to attend an off-duty mission to help them. Will Thomas protect all the people in his life?

Will Thomas clear the boy’s name in time before he becomes the next victim? Dan Padavona weaves a mystery tale that keeps the reader hooked to the end. The characters are well fleshed out and believable to make the story livelier. The author incorporates twists and turns to bring suspense that keeps the reader guessing what will happen next.

Thomas is an intriguing, determined, protective, and hardworking character. He worked out issues very well and never gave up. His interaction with Scout while they worked together is admirable. He also dealt with Naomi, LaVar, Raven, and Chelsey amazingly.

Bury Her Bones

This is the second novel in a gripping serial Killer Darkwater Cove series. The book starts where the first novel ended, and agent Darcy Gellar survives the killer and rescues her daughter. This time, the story is focused on Darcy’s cousin Laurie’s home in Scarlet River. Laurie says that she believes there is someone who’s been following her. The killer appears to stop at nothing until Darcy and her family members are dead.

When a mysterious stalker terrorizes her cousin, Darcy relocates her family to Scarlet River, a town with a history of unsolved murders and kidnappings. Soon another girl goes missing, and the county sheriff ass Darcy to his suspect list.

She’s looking for the psychopath and she realizes that the killer now wants her dead. A trap is set for Darcy and her children, and if the killer captures her in the dark woods while investigating, no one will hear her screams, and no one will find out where he buried her bones. Darcy is left with no option but to find the real killer and clear her name.

Will Darcy be able to protect her family from this killer? Bury Her Bones is an interesting thriller with a lot of twists and turns.

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2 Responses to “Dan Padavona”

  1. Cindy Rhodes: 7 months ago

    I love Wolf Lake & Thomas Shepherd series & would love to see it continue.
    The Logan Wolf & Scarlett Bell series is good but becomes repetitive how Bell does not trust Logan but relies on him constantly trusting him with her life.

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  2. Natalia Burton: 10 months ago

    I’m just about to start reading the last Thomas shepherd book in the series
    Any recommendations on which series to start next from Dan Padavona ? Thanks

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