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 . . .
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
Certain Dark Things is arguably the vampire novel for the 21st century - New York Journal of Books
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 Jose 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
Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the multi-award-winning author of Mexican Gothic (a New York Times bestseller), Gods of Jade and Shadow (one of Time magazine's top 100 fantasy novels of all time), among others, The Beautiful Ones, Certain Dark Things and the forthcoming noir thriller Velvet was the Night, She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu's Daughters). Born and brought up in Mexico, she now lives in Vancouver, Canada.