- File Size: 553 KB
- Print Length: 311 pages
- Publication Date: August 12, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005H7LNDO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,754,003 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As hardened as Detective Anderson appears to his colleagues and the crooks he tracks down, "Into the Dark Desolate Night" lets us into the detective's innermost thoughts. We get to see how he deals with the pangs of loneliness, the subtle things he notices that he files away in his mental database and the immoral judgement calls that he makes in the name of justice. It's those facets of his attitudes and behaviors and keep this novel from being bland. Instead, the author John Darling breathes a life into Detective Anderson that is unique yet familiar.
I found the female characters interesting in this novel. Although the women who help him are attractive, there is no sexual tension between them and Anderson. Instead, he forms direct and indirect relationships his clients - and even the victims. This creates subtle story arcs that makes "Into the Dark Desolate Night" less of a murder-mystery-whodunit and more of a tale of a man navigating his emotions within a profession that requires him to objective.
If you are a fan of mysteries, "Into the Dark Desolate Night" is a great read. If you like characters that you can grow to love and learn as the story progresses, this is a great novel. John Darling crafted an enjoyable reading experience with characters that are comfortable like family by the end of the book, with Detective Anderson leading the charge.
The stories are great mysteries all with surprises and very fast paced but none of them are alike. Anderson grows on the reader and the author's attempts at humor come off perfectly. For short stories the scenes are set well and there are no details left out that make you wonder what happened. No stone unturned, as it were.
I really enjoyed reading this book and will keep it on my shelf to read again. I just loved this guy and his unique way of solving murders and just looking at murders will keep me coming back. These are fast reads but very enjoyable. I can't wait to get into the next set of Detective Anderson novels.