Thursday, April 19, 2012

Darkness Follows by Mike Dellosso

Book Description: 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, Lt. Whiting……written in Sam’s own handwriting. When this happens several more times, both at night and during waking “trances” Sam begins to question his own sanity while becoming obsessed with Lt. 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 Review:  This is not a book that I would normally read since I'm basically a scaredy cat at heart but a friend told me I might enjoy the way Mike Dellosso writes.  
Well, this book is definitely not for the faint of heart.  When Sam after going stir crazy at home while recuperating, travels to Gettysburg, PA.  One night when he can't sleep, he gets up and Boom! something comes through the front window and shatters the night and Sam's life.  Sam sees nothing...this is where my neck hairs, well all my hairs just start to stand up on their own.  
The police come but oddly there are no bullets and no holes!  Everyone including Sam and his wife are stumped!  Then Sam finds his little girl's notebook with a story written in his handwriting about the Civil War and how he needs to help Abraham Lincoln stop the violence.  Sam has flashbacks to his less than the best childhood and well, is just plain hard to figure out what is going on!
The suspense in this read is terrific!  Scary, yes!  And at times a tad to creepy for me.  
This is a great read for a history buff.  
A word of caution*If the bump in the night scares you then don't begin this book at night! 

 *This book was provided for review by Charisma House*
Meet the Author: 
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Mike now lives in Hanover, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Jen, and their three daughters. In addition to his novels of supernatural suspense he writes a bi-weekly column for his local newspaper and is an adjunct professor of writing at Lancaster Bible College. He received his BA degree in sports exercise and medicine from Messiah College and his MBS degree in theology from Master's Graduate School of Divinity.

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Realms (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616382740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616382742

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