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Something in the Dark by [Cowan, Pamela]
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From the Author

Dear Reader,
One of the places I lived as a child was an apartment for military (Army) families. In the basement was a laundry room, a long hallway, and a fallout shelter. The heavy, metal door was wired open, I believe to keep anyone from being locked inside. But what if a child figured out how to unwind the wire holding that door open and did get locked in? What if they weren't let out right away? What if they grew up with a fear of the dark? What if their anxiety drove them to lose consciousness? What if, every time they did, a friend or loved one died? Those were the what ifs that drove "Something In The Dark." It was my first novel. I've since written three others. I feel the prologue is a bit slow and if I were to rewrite it today I would do some pruning. Which is a pretty good way to put it, since the protagonist, Austin, works with plants. 
I hope you enjoy learning the result of all those what ifs, and that you don't figure out the ending too soon. My second novel, a suspense thriller set in the same fictional, Oregon county will be coming soon! 
Thank you!  

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Austin suffers from achluophobia--a paralyzing fear of darkness. She seems to be coping well, until she's accidentally trapped in a windowless room and the lights go out. 


Needing help to overcome the panic attacks that leave her unconscious, she starts seeing a not unattractive therapist. Her search for healing is sidetracked, however, when she realizes that each time she has an attack someone close to her is killed.
As the body count rises, Austin is driven to find the killer, but where should she begin her search? Is someone seeking revenge? Has a serial killer come to her quiet Pacific Northwest town? Or, has something sinister followed her from childhood--something she met once before--in the dark?

Product Details

  • File Size: 736 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: June 18, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056UH1C4
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This is a "who's doing it" type murder mystery thriller that keeps the reader guessing who the killer is all the way through.
There are plenty of red herrings to throw you off and at one point I had 4 suspects in mind.
About halfway through I realised something that the author had done, which is done in films of the same genre on a regular basis, which told me who the tormentor was.
I can't say more than this without spoiling the story.

There are a couple of other points in the story where the author has followed the typical "film" plot but even with this, you question yourself as to whether you've got it right or not, until the Author is ready to reveal.

The story starts off quite slow as the author sets the scene and introduces us to the characters but the pace picks up once the killings begin.
A great story with good, indepth characters.

I look forward to reading more books by PJ Cowan.
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What if you found yourself locked into a bomb shelter in the pitch blackness with no way of escape at the age of six? Crazy ideas spill through your mind and threaten to eat at every ounce of your sanity. Nineteen years later, Austin Ward while trying to maintain a sense of normalcy fought against her fearful mind as it threatened to bury her alive in the darkness. Each time the lights go out, you think you are another step closer to the truth only to have P.J. Cowan yank you down another dark alley. SOMETHING IN THE DARK is an excellent psychological thriller that keeps the reader guessing until the very end. I do not want to say more as the true thrill of the story is Ms. Cowan keeping the reader in the dark. Psychological thrill seekers should find this novel one big roller-coaster of unexpected twists, turns, and loops.
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This was a compelling thriller that draws you in right from the very beginning and has you firmly in the palm of its hand until the end.

Austin suffers from achluophobia--an irrational fear of the dark--or rather of what imagined dangers the dark may hold. In Austin's case, a traumatic experience when she was seven triggered her condition, one that follows her into adulthood, and when she is locked into a room with no light, she is finally compelled to seek treatment in therapy. Despite her initial reluctance that's peppered with a smattering of cynicism, she succumbs to the realisation that help is at last going to come in the form of her somewhat good-looking therapist, Mark.

But the path to a cure is violently and shatteringly thrown off course by the murders of those near and dear to Austin. She is committed to finding the killer of those she loved, but the dead ends she encounters fills her with some doubts...who wants to do this to her and why? Or, what exactly are the effects of her condition when it takes hold?

This is a thriller with a capital T. It's pointless thinking you've got the answer, because you are sent down so many cul de sacs only to find yourself having to do countless U-turns.

Cowan's characters are all well drawn, and she does a wonderful job of describing an idyllic area in Oregon: the beautiful, serene backdrop is a perfect and striking contrast to the darkness and tragedy.

A tense, convincing and powerful psychological thriller. I'm certainly going to read more from this author.
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I saw this as a free offering and went to Amazon to read the description. As soon as I read it I knew I was going to download the book. As a child of an Army Officer I, too, lived in a huge apartment building for military families. In my case in Germany. There was a dark basement for laundry, storage cages for each family and a bomb shelter. Enough similarities for me to say "oh yeah, I have to read this." I was not disappointed. All my childhood fears of that basement came rushing to the forefront of my mind while reading the story.

Well written and crafted with enough scare factor to keep the pages turning the plot leads the reader into the fears that lurk in the mind of all of us. How we deal with those fears and the choices we make are at the root of this entertaining character driven story.

Karen Bryant Doeirng
Parents' Little Black Book
MistBlueEeyore@gmail.com
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This is an excellent psycho-thriller. The whole time I was trying to figure out "who done it" and just when I'd make up my mind, the author would throw a wrench at me. There's enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, but not too many to lose your interest.

This is an author that will stay in my radar for a long time. Recommended read.
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Something in the dark will quickly pull you in and keep you guessing. Plenty of twist and turns to keep the reader entertained. Thanks for a great, well written, story!

* I would recommend this book.
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Fantastic story. Full of suspense. Kept me guessing whodunit clear to the end - and I was wrong. P.J.Cowan is a master at suspense and mystery as well as with her descriptions. I could actually believe there is such a place as Blue Spruce, Oregon. It was as though I had been there when I had finished the book. This is a great read and pulls you in quickly.
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