Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Into the Dark Book Review

Wow, this book started with a bang and ended with a bang! It never stopped moving and it kept you going right thru the whole book. I love it when a book does that! It was an awesome book and I am so glad I get to have a giveaway and let one of you read this book too!

It's not real gory or alot of murders, just a mystery with only one other woman killed, which isn't even the story, but it's all about Emilie Davis and a man's obsession to have her at all costs. And when you find out the reason in the end, it seems rather dumb to me, but hey, crazy people have crazy thoughts! I just don't think I would have been traumatized like he was over something that happened in my past. And it's no excuse to kill people either or hold them against their will.

But, from the moment that the crazy guy sees Emilie's green eyes, he becomes bent on having her at all costs and almost succeeds the first time with a bank robbery gone wrong. But, he is a patient man, and he waits for his second chance. And because Emilie doesn't take this as seriously as she should, he gets his second chance. What will happen? Well, you are gonna have to read the book to find out.

Happy Reading! I know I did this backwards this time but I couldn't help it once I started writing I wanted to get it all out before I forgot something.

Here is a synopsis of the book:
A two-hundred-mile labyrinth of dark storm drains serves as a refuge for the delusional stalker who will go to any lengths to possess fragile, emotionally isolated Emilie Davis. To survive, Emilie will have to confront the secrets of her past she has kept locked away from everyone, including herself. Emilie is a master escape artist—she’s fled a manipulative mother and a controlling ex-husband.  
But it’s impossible to evade a stalker who uses a bank robbery as a ruse to kidnap her. He’s still out there, hiding in the Las Vegas tunnels and dodging police. Emilie’s life careens out of control as her assailant continues his pursuit. She has nowhere to turn but to Nathan Madigan, the hostage negotiator who worked the robbery. Nathan is haunted by his failure to protect a loved one fourteen years ago and dedicates his life to saving others.  
Determined to catch the lunatic hunting Emilie, he finds himself losing his professional detachment. He fears history is about to repeat itself if he cannot protect Emilie from the Taker’s obsession. The police close in on the Taker’s identity as Nathan and Emilie grow closer to each other and to resolving the misery of their own pasts.  
At the height of The Taker’s madness, his attempt to replace someone he’s lost will either kill them all or set them free. 
Author's Info:

Raised in southeastern Iowa, Stacy Green grew up watching crime shows with her parents, so her love of suspense and psychological thrillers is no surprise. She’s fascinated by the workings of the criminal mind and explores true crime on her popular Thriller Thursday posts at her blog, Turning the Page.

After earning her degree in journalism, Stacy worked in advertising before becoming a
stay-at-home mom to her miracle child. She rediscovered her love of writing and wrote several articles for a city magazine before penning her first novel. She shelved the long drama and began working on a suspense book set in Las Vegas, featuring a heroine on the edge of disaster, a tormented villain, and the city’s infamous storm drains that house hundreds of homeless.

Into The Dark is suspense with a dash of romance, and Stacy is hard at work on her next book, a darker, grittier thriller set in the Deep South.

When she’s not writing, she spends all her time with her precocious daughter, supportive husband, and their three obnoxious but lovable canine children.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Ken Ohl said...

take my time. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Gina @ Hott Books said...

This looks fab! I can't wait to read it!

deb c said...

I'm a fast reader,but,that doesn't mean that take time to visualize in my mind what the characters and settings look like.
missdeb1 at earthlink dot net

Stacy Green said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Good luck to your readers!

Gala said...

It really depends on the book

trishaboo said...

If it's a really good book, then I am a fast reader and done in a couple of hours. If it is soso then it takes a while.

Megan Parsons said...

It depends on the mood I am in when I am reading it. If I am relaxed I tend to read faster! makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

Stacy Green said...

Thanks again for the comments. To answer the question, the more into a book I am, the faster I read. Which tends to be a downside because sometimes I miss details and have to go back:)

Anita Yancey said...

I like to take my time and savor a book, even more so if it a really good one. Thanks for having the giveaway.


celina k said...

Generally I am a very fast reader, as long as it's a book that interests me. On the other hand..I will sometimes put a book down, start another, and not pick it back up for a couple of months. Nothing to do with the quality of the book, just the mood I'm in I guess.

Stacy Green said...

Anita, I wish I did a better job of taking my time. I tend to devour:)

Celina, I'm the same. I used to be very much a mood reader, but I've had to change that because reading is so important to a writer.


jenzen69 said...

I am a speedy reader

Kylie Carlson said...

I'm a fast reader- I devour books!