A violent encounter in a deserted parking lot is FBI agent Sam Pierce's only clue to the menace who is stalking child psychologist Jocelyn Gold. A random event? Or a client's revenge? When darkness falls, the danger deepens...
What a disappointment. Although I was totally turned off from the generic title of "When Darkness Falls", when the book started I was immediately intrigued. The beginning started off with a bang and was quite promising and suspenseful. However, the further into the story I got, the less I cared about the characters and the less interesting the plot was. Honestly, the bad guy was so predictable, and there were no twists whatsoever. Just because it is a short story doesn't mean you can't take the time to build proper suspense. If you are looking for a suspenseful short story, you've got to check out "The Ravine" by Ray Bradbury, the master of short stories in my ever so humble opinion. He shows that a well developed short story can be done, it doesn't need to feel rushed, as this one does. This book was also a Christian book, and I have enjoyed reading many a book from that genre, so long as the religious references feel natural and fluid. However, those are not the words I would use to describe "When Darkness Falls". The references felt jerky and forced, along with a lot of the dialogue. I'm not normally one to totally rip apart a book, but this one was just not good. I am so glad I got it free on my Kindle, if I had paid for this, I would not be happy at all. I'm torn between the 2 lowest ratings, but I think I've got to rate this a 5, Don't Even Bother. Harsh but true.
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