Start reading Until the Darkness Comes (Pi John Craine) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Until the Darkness Comes (Pi John Craine)

Until the Darkness Comes (Pi John Craine) [Kindle Edition]

Kevin Brooks
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £6.99
Kindle Price: £3.59 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £3.40 (49%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Whispersync for Voice

Now you can switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible audiobook. Learn more or scan your Kindle library to find matching professional narration for the Kindle books you already own.

Add the professional narration of Until the Darkness Comes (Pi John Craine) for a reduced price of £3.49 after you buy this Kindle book.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £3.59  
Paperback £6.99  
Audio, CD --  
Audio Download, Unabridged £18.28 or Free with 30-day free trial
Kindle Summer Sale: Over 500 Books from £0.99
Have you seen the Kindle Summer Sale yet? Browse selected books from popular authors and debut novelists, including new releases and bestsellers. Learn more

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Purchase any Kindle Book sold by and receive £1 credit to try out our Digital Music Store. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product Description

Book Description

'Waiting, watching. I'm good at it. It's what I do. I wait and I watch.' The compelling new novel from the author of A Dance of Ghosts.

Product Description

PI John Craine has come to Hale Island to get away from it all - the memories and the guilt, and a past that just won't let go.

But within hours he stumbles across the dead body of a young girl on the beach. When the police arrive the body has inexplicably disappeared. Or - in his already tormented state - did Craine imagine it in the first place?

Determined to get at the truth, Craine starts asking questions. But it seems no one on the island is talking. And all too soon he finds himself tangled up in a deadly network of fear and violence.

Someone has a dark secret to keep, and Craine is getting in the way...

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 563 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (24 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ROGG46
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #115,434 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4 star
2 star
1 star
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed! 31 May 2012
By Jan
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I really love Kevin Brook's young adult fiction and have found that these books are enjoyed by even some of our most reluctant teenage readers, so I was delighted that he had started to write a series of crime thrillers for the adult market. I am so disappointed.

John Craine is like so many private investigators that we find in this genre. He is a loner, he drinks too much, takes far too many drugs, is tortured by the past and constantly talks things over with his wife who died violently many years earlier. The plot takes place on an island where John spent childhood holidays and where he encounters, for the first time a young half-sister, who also seems to take far too many drugs and seems to be involved with some very unpleasant people. John thinks he sees the body of a young American girl, who has been staying at his hotel with her parents, lying in the old pill box on the beach, but by the time the police arrive the body has disappeared. The hotel manager informs him that American family checked out earlier than they had planned, but John is convinced that they have all come to harm and sets about trying to find out what happened.

This story just did not work for me. There is a lot of violence, and even though I knew I wasn't going to be reading a Miss Marple-type of story, I found this hard to read. I really couldn't warm to the character of John Craine and it seemed to take a long while for the plot to get going. I hope Kevin Brooks finds new fans with this new series of books even though I don't think I shall be reading any more of them myself. On the one hand I really do applaud this author for trying something new, but I just hope he continues to also write terrific books for his young adult readers.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad 10 July 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great read pity it us the end of the trilogy . Would like it to go on .
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good thriller 7 Jan 2013
By Lisa P
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have read Kevin Brooks' first book in this series which I really enjoyed and couldn't wait for the second. I wasn't disappointed. I love the main character John Craine - he is quite a damaged individual but he doesn't play the sympathy card and just gets on with what life has thrown at him. The story was good, well paced and intriguing. I didn't find it predictable and having read many books with a private detective as the lead I still think it is one of the best books I read last year. I am looking forward to the third in this series.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read. 26 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Although it's the first book by Kevin Brooks that I've read which leads on from another book, this story still stands well as an entirely separate book. Anyone who enjoys the darker side of literature, and doesn't mind a bit of gore will enjoy any book that Kevin Brooks has written, this book being no exception to that.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category