Bakersfield is a dusty, quiet town, close enough to Hollywood to fill its citizens with the dreams that flicker in the darkness of the movie theatre. Teresa, an aspiring singer, meets Dan Watson, the most desirable young man in town. But when a legendary director arrives, local gossip about Teresa and Dan gives way to speculation about his ground-breaking film of madness and murder. No one suspects that the ill-fated affair between Dan and Teresa will rival anything the director put on the screen. Part noir, part thriller, part love story, What You See in the Dark is a stunning debut novel by a writer of extraordinary talent.