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In the Dark [Kindle Edition]

Brandon Massey
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Book Description

It began as their dream home . . .

but soon became their worst nightmare . . .

Len and Olivia Bowden had been seeking the ideal home in which to raise their daughter, Kennedy. The classic Victorian in a historic Atlanta neighborhood had everything they were looking for: lots of room in which to grow, friendly neighbors, and best of all, a bargain price, the result of a bank foreclosure. Hardly able to believe their good fortune, they move in and begin making plans for a promising future.

Then the stranger arrives at their front door. An elderly man, strong and imposing in spite of his age, he claims that a con artist deceived him in a mortgage deal, leading to the foreclosure on the house into which they’ve moved. He asserts that the property still rightfully belongs to him--and he demands that they move out within three days. Or else.

When they refuse to give in to his demands, they are confident the incident will blow over, and they take reassurance in their legal rights to the home. But the disturbing confrontation with the old man is only the beginning . . .

Doors open and shut on their own. Footsteps creak across the old floors. And young Kennedy is convinced that she sees monsters lurking in the shadows . . .

As the incidents worsen, they realize that their very lives depend upon finding out what's really going on. But once they finally discover the shocking truth about the old house and its mysterious former resident, it may already be too late.

A gripping thriller that deftly explores the supernatural invading the lives of an ordinary family, IN THE DARK is Brandon Massey at his riveting best.


"I've been waiting a long time for a writer like Brandon Massey."
-- Tananarive Due, award-winning author of My Soul to Keep

"An intense thriller . . . a wild ride!"
-Kevin O'Brien, New York Times bestselling author

“A razor-sharp thriller guaranteed to keep you turning pages well into the night. Start this one on your day off—-you won't be able to put it down.”
—Douglas Clegg, bestselling author of The Queen of Wolves and The Hour Before Dark

"The talented Mr. Massey has the rare knack of grabbing the reader early and not letting go. Massey knows how to ratchet up the suspense."
—John Lutz, New York Times bestselling author

“A taut, involving, and utterly convincing thrill ride.”
—Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author

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About the Author

Brandon Massey is the award-winning author of several novels, including COVENANT, DON'T EVER TELL, THE OTHER BROTHER, and DARK CORNER. He lives near Atlanta, GA with his family.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2041 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dark Corner Publishing (January 9, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,716 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read! November 22, 2013
By chi-one
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You CANNOT miss with Brandon Massey! After waiting for what seemed like forever for a new release, Mr. Massey did not disappoint. Thoroughly enjoyed In The Dark. I have purchased all of his books and will continue to support all of his future works. GREAT job Mr. Massey!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow November 25, 2013
By Brit
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As always Mr.Massey delivered, I'm never disappointed when I buy his books. I will always be a fan of his
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Massey Winner!! December 2, 2013
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With IN THE DARK, author Brandon Massey masterfully delves into the world of Haitian voodoo (or vodou), with a tale that's guarantee to put a spell on you. From the time Len Bowden is confronted by the elderly Dr. Laveaux, the reader is taken on a wild ride, filled with the chills we've come to expect from Massey, and so much more. Bravo, Mr. Massey!! You've done it again!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My first book by Mr. Massey and I LOVED IT!!! December 3, 2013
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This was my first time reading a novel by Brandon Massey and I look forward to reading more by him! Talk about a breath of FRESH AIR in African American fiction!! I am so glad that Amazon sent me a random email telling me about this wonderful book!! I personally am running out of truly good books to read thanks to the overwhelming yet UNDER whelming abundance of low quality .99 cent poorly written 60 page TRASH kindle novels that Amazon tends to recommend to me. Anyone can be an author these days it seems.....but "In THE DARK" does not disappoint and this novel was wonderful!!

This novel opens with successful couple Len and Olivia Bowden moving into their new home along with their young daughter Kennedy. The home is a beautiful old Victorian that Olivia just had to have and Len wants his wife to be happy so....they buy the home and hope to live a happy life. Problems begin when there is a knock on the door the first morning they are in the home... a strange creepy old man makes a strange demand to Len....leave the house in 3 days or else!! From the moment Len closes the door after the strange encounter with the old goon, this book takes the reader on roller coaster ride of suspense that I did not want to get off of! I did not want to put this book down, but work, school and family life called. So I read this book starting Saturday afternoon and just finished today (Tuesday). I have already purchased another Kindle title by this author and I am sure it won't be the last.

This book was wonderful! Full of suspense and the unexpected with a touch of the supernatural! The author has a great imagination!! 5 stars!! ***The prologue has left me with some questions about its relevance to the story, but the book is so good you won't mind***
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!! December 1, 2013
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I just finished Brandon's latest book and was pleasantly surprised. I thought the story line was well defined and researched. Once I picked the book up I didn't put it down till it was finished!

Thanks for another great book Brandon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 Out Of 5 Stars Great Thriller, But Slow Paced March 3, 2014
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After what seems like forever for Brandon Massey’s fans, earlier this year he finally dropped a new novel In The Dark, that is sure to cause a chill to run up your spine. Ever the master of horror, and suspense in his latest work Massey sets the scene once again in Atlanta, GA with the Bowden couple who can’t believe that they have scored their dream house on the foreclosure market with a great price to boot!

But as usual all that glitters is definitely not gold in a Massey book. Hexs, the supernatural, Haitian voodoo all are a mystery and the very being of the Bowden’s new home. Their luck only seems to go from bad to worse when an elderly man shows up at their front door and warns the Bowdens they have exactly three days to leave HIS home or else…..

What happens in the three days and what will happen after the three days is up will take the reader on a scary and thrilling ride!

The GRID 10 rates Brandon Massey’s In The Dark a 3 1/2 stars out of 5!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Written December 1, 2013
By M. Doby
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As usual the story was well written and easy to read. It kept me on the edge of my seat.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPER SPOOKY December 16, 2013
By Lisa E.
Thank you Mr. Massey for another super spooky story!! This is reminding me of another one of your stories where the 'straight' guy had to protect his family - I LOVE IT!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love his books very nice!
Published 19 days ago by Shurrone Dowdy
4.0 out of 5 stars In the dark, everyone hears you scream.
This is my first novel I have read by Brandon Massey, and now, he forever has a new fan. I fell in love with his style of writing. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Movie/Book Nerd
4.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling
I really love this author. This was one of the first books I purchased for my kindle and I read it in one setting. Read more
Published 27 days ago by tys1987
4.0 out of 5 stars Brandon does it again!
As always Brandon Massey comes through! This book was interesting because of the Voodoo aspect where you understand it as a religion instead of something that is taboo. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Pammy
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not my favorite "storyline" but still a good read.
Published 2 months ago by TLB
5.0 out of 5 stars Massey at his best
This books keeps you turning pages to see what's going to happen next. Don't read it at night, though. 😬
Published 3 months ago by CWriter
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
Really good, fast paced story. I'm looking forward to reading Massey's other books. I especially liked the details about voudou
Published 3 months ago by Karen Highfill
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read!
Very suspenseful, and heart pounding is what I love the most in the books that I read, and this book delivers on that. I was so caught up in this book that it gave me chills! Read more
Published 3 months ago by kathyk
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Massey is a decent writer who I enjoy reading.
Published 3 months ago by Tom Davey
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!!
We read this for my book club. Average rating among all of us was a resounding 5!
We all like Brandon Massey's work.
Published 4 months ago by Shirley E Watson
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More About the Author

I was born June 9, 1973, in Waukegan, Illinois. I grew up in Zion, a suburb north of Chicago.

I originally self-published THUNDERLAND, my first novel, in 1999. After managing to sell a few thousand copies on my own, Kensington Publishing Corp. in New York offered me a two-book contract. Kensington published a new, revised edition of THUNDERLAND in December 2002.

My second book, DARK CORNER, a vampire novel that takes place in rural Mississippi, hit stores nationwide in January 2004.

I've also served as an editor. My first anthology is entitled DARK DREAMS: A Collection of Horror and Suspense by Black Writers; it was published in August 2004. The collection features tales by popular writers such as Zane, Tananarive Due, and Steven Barnes, in addition to stories by rising stars and talented newcomers.

My new thriller, IN THE DARK, will be published in November 2013.

I currently reside with my family near Atlanta, GA.

To stay posted on my latest book news, be sure to visit my website at and sign up for my free newsletter, The Talespinner.

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