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Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is just trying to survive its heavily policed streets when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood-drinkers, is smart and beautiful – and very dangerous. Domingo is mesmerised.

Atl needs to escape the city quickly, to get far away from the rival narco-vampire clan relentlessly pursuing her. Her plan doesn’t include Domingo, but little by little, she finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his undeniable charm. As the trail of corpses stretches behind her, local cops and crime bosses both start closing in.

Vampires, humans, cops, and criminals collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Atl and Domingo stand little chance at all of making it out alive before the city devours them all – but they are determined to try . . .

Reviews

Silvia Moreno-Garcia's gritty novel is steeped in the history of Mexico City and vampire lore and yet manages to deftly re-invent the bloodsucker . . . Certain Dark Things packs a wallop
Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts
With its vibrant prose and stellar world-building, Certain Dark Things is one of the best books I've read in years
V.E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author
Silvia Moreno-Garcia pulls zero punches, bares all the fangs, and goes for every throat in the room with Certain Dark Things
Stephen Graham Jones, author of The Only Good Indians
A delicious, elegant, gritty vampire noir. Moreno-Garcia has created a world that pulses with life and terror and honesty
Daniel José Older, New York Times bestselling author
A fresh, stunning interpretation of vampire lore . . . Silvia Moreno-Garcia's writing is unforgettable
Christina Henry, author of Alice and The Ghost Tree
Silvia Moreno-Garcia carves out the heart of Mexico City, and then eats it, in this riveting noir-punk reinvention of vampire lore. Certain Dark Things is exquisitely vicious and brutally beautiful
Ann Aguirre, New York Times bestselling author
Certain Dark Things is dark, inimitable, and so very, very cool. Unmissable
Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Osama
Certain Dark Things is arguably the vampire novel for the 21st century
New York Journal of Books
With dark and delicious elegance, Moreno-Garcia delivers a satisfyingly bloody vampire story with a tantalising twist
The Globe and Mail
Moreno-Garcia's characters are vivid and compelling, as is her prose. As a novel, it's fantastic: honest, wrenching, compassionate, and brutal
Tor.com
She has invented a complex world in which humans run around half in terror or in subjection, and half in love with countless subspecies of modern-day vampire...Will you be gripped to the last page? Oh, I expect so
The Times
Having read several Moreno-Garcia books in recent years you can be guaranteed of two things: great character creation and not knowing what the book is going to be. This book has a crime noir feel with some urban fantasy thrown in.
SFBOOK REVIEWS
Is there anything Silvia Moreno-Garcia can't do? Long before she wrote Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night, Moreno-Garcia penned this gritty novel about vampiric drug cartels
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