Dark Light is an old-fashioned suspense, horror mashup with a no-holds-barred, this isn’t going to end well, thrill ride vibe.
You all know, with a spine-tingling chill, about the monsters under the bed, in the attic, or in the closet. But what about other kinds of monsters, the ones that prey on the vulnerable with promises and the illusion of righteousness? This is what confronts Carter Collins, a man returning home to deal with his family’s misfortunes—a father felled by a stroke, a mother who isn’t herself, and a sister who only asks for help under the most dire of circumstances.
Carter is a man with a solid history of making his own way in life, including finding a long-term partner in life with Robert Perez and a career that dreams are made of. The small town of Avebury, Ohio was once home, but nowhere in his homecoming does anything look or feel quite right to Carter. Despite all his misgivings and the bad vibes coming from all the members of his family, Carter is happy to be home.
That’s not a sentiment he gets to keep.
The pace and suspense build slowly, allowing the reader to become invested in this character, then that one, so much so that the shock of what transpires over time will leave you reeling. And beyond that there be spoilers.
Like all well-written thrillers, you may see something coming, but you will be as helpless and as terrified as the characters dealing with an occult madness that seems yanked from today’s headlines. Or you might be wrong, with twists and turns standing what you thought you knew on its ear.
This is an excellent read, a real page turner, replete with people you care about deeply and enough foul play to satisfy the most demanding horror/thriller junky. The ending is suggestive of a sequel and for that I eagerly clap my hands.
Something dark and deadly is spreading in Avebury, Ohio since a new evangelist came to town with his unholy form of salvation. Carter Collins returns home after his father’s stroke. Or was it? Those opposing the Reverend’s “way of the righteous” are being silenced. But the town holds a secret, something evil otherworldy forces want to control. Carter must unravel the real reason he’s been brought home and find his place as leader of the resistance to this invasion. The cost may be high, might demand great sacrifice, but failure might cost the life-force of the planet itself.