Monday, June 20, 2011

Darkness Follows - CSFF Blog Tour Day One - Review

For the first day of this three-day tour, I am posting a review of Darkness Follows.

Darkness Follows (Paperback)Darkness Follows, Mike Dellosso, Realms, Suspense, 2011, 290 pages.

Synopsis: Sam Travis lives in a Civil War era farmhouse in Gettysburg, PA, where he awakens one morning to find an old journal with an entry by a Union soldier, Capt. Whiting, written in Sam's own handwriting. When this happens several more times, both at night and during waking, Sam begins to question his own sanity while becoming obsessed with Capt. Whiting and his bone-chilling journal entries. As the entries begin to mimic Sam's own life, he is drawn into an evil plot that could cost many lives, including his own. Can the unconditional love of Sam's daughter, Eva, break through his hardened heart before a killer on the loose catches up with them and Sam's past spurs him to do the unthinkable?

My thoughts: Apart from the first chapter, I wasn’t too frightened or chilled by this book. That is, until at least half-way through. At that point, it certainly got scary. The characters weren’t developed enough, though, and that made me a bit bored. I often had to push myself to finish it. The ending wasn’t very satisfying, either, in that you don’t learn who the main enemy organization is, and where the murderer came from, and why. The whole ordeal with Tommy appearing to Sam was confusing, and would require another novel to straighten out. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as there will be a sequel. There just wasn’t enough roundabout plot material to make it a pleasing read.

*This book was provided free by the publisher in conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed are my own.*

My rating: 3.5 stars

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Upcoming reviews:
  • Gravestone by Travis Thrasher
  • Ryann Watters and the King's Sword by Eric Reinhold
  • Tombstones and Banana Trees by Medad Birungi and Craig Borlase

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