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Until Dark Mass Market Paperback – December 2, 2003
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Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
“A heart-pounding book that had me enthralled from the first page to the last.”
New York Times bestselling author of The Harbor
Top Customer Reviews
WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT: Stewart has a knack for developing strong, balanced, and interesting heroines, and Kendra Smith is no exception. She's imminently likable, and it's impossible not to root for her.
WHY YOU WON'T: Despite able actions sequences and some interesting twists, it is apparent very early on who the perpetrator is and why he's targeting Kendra.
BOTTOM LINE: Lite on the suspense, but heavy on character, this frothy brew is great for whiling away a few hours on a rainy day.
As the murders continue, the suspect is able to alter his appearance, making him more of a threat. And in an unusual twist, Agent Stark discovers that the victims are all wearing gold cross necklaces and hair clips similar to Kendra's. The suspense continues to build and becomes multidimensional when the serial killer leaves a clue relating to the murder of Kendra's brother Ian over a decade ago. While the romance between Adam and Kendra seems underdeveloped, the chilling murders, complete with the astounding conclusion, transform this novel into a pulse-pounding read.
Agent Adam Stark brings Kendra the package of information that lures her into the investigation into the deaths of these young mothers. Kendra and Adam share a history, sadly disrupted when her mother died. With her back in his life, Adam's determination to protect Kendra and their mutual work brings them closely together.
Life has a tendency to sidetrack me, despite my best intentions. So when a book waits until this long to receive a review, and I still feel the urge to rave, it is certainly one to remember! UNTIL DARK dazzles readers with richly realized characterization that spring from the page, from the spunky heroine to the identity of the serial killer in this fascinating police procedural. With rich emotional nuances, subtle yet creative plot devices, and a romance brewing in the midst, UNTIL DARK provides a fast paced read impossible to put down, coming very highly recommended.
The FBI contacts Kendra to help construct a sketch of the "Soccer Mom Killer" so dubbed as he targets single moms who have a career and also are involved with their childrens' lives. Kendra throws herself into this assignment as an attempt to get on with her own life. This difficult assignment is made almost impossible as Kendra must work with an old flame, Special Agent Adam Stark. Are the sparks still waiting to be ignited or were they truly extinquished?
As the bodies mount, Agent Stark discovers that the women have a connection to Kendra, as they all have a cross and butterfly hair clips worn in the same style as Kendra. Kendra's baffled as she's not a single mom, can hardly tell a basketball from a soccer ball but she learns that "You can run from your past but you can't hide from it....."
It is her unique level of talent that causes the FBI to bring Kendra in on a terrifying serial killer investigation. Someone is killing average housewives and leaving few clues. As Kendra works with Agent Adam Stark, the man she once upon a time loved, two things happen. First, the passion Adam and Kendra once held for one another rekindles, and two, it becomes apparent that the killer is someone with a tie to Kendra.
**** Ms. Stewart gives her readers a complex and terrifying mystery, one that shows how a small detail can change or destroy life. Nothing is unimportant. A thriller hangs on the villain, and in Until Dark, the killer's diabolic qualities makes it a true chiller. ****
Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.
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Mariah Stewart delivers again with a wonderful character-driven thriller. Until Dark will keep you riveted throughout the fast paced story until the shocking revelations come at... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Amaz Susiemccown
I am a big fan of Mariah Stewart, and have almost all of her books! I look forward to a new one when she writes one! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sharon L. Olson-Neva
I totally enjoyed this book! I read it to the total exclusion of everything else I had to do for 2-3 days -- yeah, retirement has its moments! Read morePublished on July 24, 2014 by Grainry Antiques
Like the Author but not this book at all.. Don't recall what the book was about at all... She a good author but have moved on to other authors that I like more...Published on June 14, 2014 by RedRuby
It was suspenseful until the end. I didn't see it coming! This is A good one to read. Good ending!Published on April 20, 2014 by Vrwj5
This book was one you don't want to put down. I really enjoyed it. It keeps you on the edge of your chair.Published on January 23, 2014 by blouie35
I love books by Mariah Stewart. This book kept my attention and I was hoping for a follow up but I am going to look for it. Right now I have many books to read.Published on May 30, 2013 by J. Menard