DRAWN INTO DARKNESS
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 5th 2013
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHO YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE?
Darkness lies closer than you think.... Newly divorced, estranged from grown sons who do not answer her calls, Liana Clymer leaves everything for a fuchsia cottage in the Florida swamps. With only a dog for companion, she heads to meet the only neighbors in sight - the blue house across the street.
But minutes after teen Justin answers the door and wins her over with his shy kindness, his face appears on TV, a child kidnapped two years ago. Worse, Justin’s abductor has no intention of letting Liana go. Liana will fight tooth and nail to survive and save Justin. But can she thwart a wily, depraved psychopath for whom abuse is a way of life...and killing is routine?
Lonely, she goes across the street to introduce herself to her neighbor.
Justin is a shy, timid teenager who seems nice enough but the Uncle Steve who's watching NASCAR appears evil and mean. She sees no women to become friends with so she turns to leave. Just as she did, a commercial came on TV. Justin had been kidnapped several years ago.
She realizes too late that she's trapped, no way out. She is held captive by a psychopath who thinks that abuse is the only way of life. I'm sure that murder meant nothing to him.
O.K., this would have been alright years ago, but these days, introducing yourself to strangers in their home is looking for trouble. The story is a narrative woven in with other narratives. Lianna's is a very brutal and evil one.
The book tells how with courage and faith you can keep yourself alive as Lianna did. You can also help others in the process with that strength. Liana struggles not only for herself but for Justin, the young man she's learned to care about. She's finding a bond with Justin that she just never found with her own sons.
The author, Ms. Springer wrote a realistic tale of exactly what happens every day. Children and women, mostly are abducted and held against their will. This story told of reality. It could happen to anyone, and it does. Although the story is a dark mystery thriller, it was written well and with such realism, it was as if you were closely related to the characters. One of the best thrillers I've read in a while. I would recommend this book to thriller and mystery lovers that like a little of the dark side. Beware darkness may be next door.
I would give this book 5 KEYS.
I was given a complimentary copy of DRAWN INTO DARKNESS by Nancy Springer
from NightOwlReviews for my honest opinion.No other compensation took place.