The chilling tale of two innocent sisters who are abducted, terrorized for hours, raped, and finally thrown from an isolated bridge into a dark canyon in the middle of nowhere on a dark night in 1973. One miraculously survived. The other did not.Years later, author and journalist Ron Franscell--a chidlhood friend and next-door neighbor to the girls--can't forget his hometown's most shocking story of abduction, rape, and murder. Exploring the nature of a small town's memory and the poison of survivor guilt, THE DARKEST NIGHT races toward a shocking ending. The result is one of the most provocative true-crime stories of the decade, told by one of the nation's finest narrative journalists.