The Dark Inside by Rod Reynolds
1946, Texarkana, a town on the border or Texas and Arkansas.
Disgraced New York reporter Charlie Yates has been sent to cover the story of a spate of brutal murders – young couples who have been slaughtered at a local date spot. Charlie finds himself drawn into the case by the beautiful and fiery Lizzie, sister of one of the victims, Alice – the only person to have survived the attacks and seen the killer up close.. But Charlie has his own demons to fight, and as he starts to dig into the murders, he discovers that the people of Arkansas have secrets that they want hidden at all costs. Before long, Charlie discovers that powerful forces might be protecting the killer, and as he investigates further his pursuit of the truth could cost him more than his job…..