June 4, 2010
The Truth Lies in the Dark by Kristen Callender
As the title suggests, this story is about uncovering secrets that the people closest to you your entire life have been keeping from you. Not just any secrets, either.
Secrets about your past that you have no memory of--- the plane crash that killed your parents and left you with no memory of life before the accident, what happened in the hospital while you were in a coma between your grandparents and a man named Dom, why you have nightmares about a fire.
I thought the book was well-written and the characters were well-developed. I thought the book moved quickly, which is perfect in a mystery. I saw some of the conclusion coming, but there were a couple of extra tweeks at the end that surprised me and left me feeling satisfied with the story.
I hope that we see more from Kristen Callender. I think she is a writer to watch out for. (And check out the artwork for the cover that was done by her 17-year-ld son, Michael.)
BOOK #: 34
RATING: 4 Stars
FOR CHALLENGES: ARC Challenge, Countdown Challenge, New Authors Challenge, 100+ in 2010
GENRE: Fiction, Crime Novel
PUBLISHER: Bluewater Press (c) 2008
HEY, FCC!: I won this book in an ARC contest.