- File Size: 1091 KB
- Print Length: 329 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: WillStream Press (November 27, 2015)
- Publication Date: November 27, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B018OHGLK8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,364,458 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dark Light Kindle Edition
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I heartily recommend this book to all readers who love suspense mixed up with a bit of supernatural. Well done, Mr. Pieters!
Nevertheless, I didn't find this book fascinating. There are two main reasons for it.
First is the jumping from character to character, from setting to setting. I know that it was supposed to create suspense and tension, but it just made the book annoying and the narration - disjointed to the point where I had to consciously concentrate to remember what was going on. Sometimes it jumped from scene to scene every few sentences.
The second reason is that the characters are flat and there are too many of them. Or rather they were too flat and poorly done that I kept forgetting who was who and what their names were. The number of characters is not that impressive. Their backgrounds are nonexistent, their actions are unnatural. For example the main characters just keep "forgetting" there is an unstable teenager with a gun running loose time and time again, and he just pops up when it is convenient. The arrival of Robert (the main character's boyfriend) and things that happen to him are just... he seems like a placeholder for a character who the author intended to use for the dramatic effect but failed. I know nothing about him, I didn’t see much of him or his reactions so I just can't empathize.
Dark Light intrigued me because the story could have been an interesting drama with a preacher (Reverend Hawkin) coming to town and brainwashing many of his church members (Jim Jones came to mind); but, instead, Richard Pieters added a supernatural twist which made the story that much more exciting. With the supernatural twist, things quickly get out of control and no one in town is safe.
Many of the characters are well developed and realistic. The main character, Carter, has come back home to help the family since his father has had a stroke and his mom is acting strange, according to his sister, Susan. He doesn’t really want to be back home but comes back out of a sense of duty. He questions what he’s doing at times but ends up doing the right thing, and being the leader he was meant to be. Susan has some issues with commitment and anger, but she’s a good person at heart. Their significant others are supportive and patient, which is what they need.
There are other characters who aren’t quite as realistic but that’s because they’ve been taken over by the dark side, or the shadows. They were “normal” before the Reverend came to town.
Dark Light flows well, is fast paced and full of suspense. I thought it was a great, and original, book and I definitely recommend it.
The Reverend has mesmerized the entire town of Avebury Ohio weaving his tentacles into every source of power and influence. Everyone has an agenda and sinister forces are everywhere. The story unfolds in a wonderful way. I love that the book is just the right size. Often it seems a story is too rushed and we miss the opportunity to explore the different characters that we encounter. I like the flow and pacing of the story.
The characters are not flat or predictable. The story is so real you forget your reading a book and find yourself talking to the book as some people do when watching a scary movie. There are plot twists, surprises, and always someone to root for and care about.