In the Dark
by Chris Patchell
on Tour February 1-29, 2016
Book Details:Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Published by: Kindle Press
Publication Date: August 2015
Number of Pages: 426
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Review: The first thing to attract me to this book was the creep factor of the cover. You just know there is something bad going on in the woods. And after reading the synopsis of the book, you want to find out just how bad it's going to get.
In the beginning, the author leaves a bit of teasing doubt as to who the kidnapper/killer might be, but as the story continues it becomes much more obvious. However, that in no way deterred from my enjoyment of the rest of the book. It's not about figuring out whodunit, but it's about whether or not Brooke will be rescued before she becomes the next dead girl.
This book is very fast-paced, and keeps you on the edge of your seat, turning pages as quickly as possible. The characters are very well developed, the scenes are vividly described---it's a winner in every way.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
Rating: Four stars
Author Bio:When Chris Patchell isn't hiking in the Cascade Mountains or hanging out with family and friends, she is working at her hi-tech job or writing gritty suspense novels. Writing has been a lifelong passion for Chris. She fell in love with storytelling in the third grade when her half-page creative writing assignment turned into a five-page story on vampires. Even back then Chris had a gift for writing intricate plots that were so good her father refused to believe she didn't steal them from comic books. Years later, Chris spent long afternoons managing her own independent record store and writing romance novels. After closing the record store and going to college, Chris launched a successful career in hi-tech. She married, had kids but amid all the madness, the itch to write never really went away. So she started writing again. Not romance this time – suspense filled with drama, and angst, speckled with a little bit of blood. Why suspense? Chris blames her obsession with the dark on two things: watching Stephen King movies as a kid and spending ridiculous amounts of time commuting in Seattle traffic. "My stories are based on scenarios I see every day, distorted through the fictional lens. And my stories come with the added bonus of not having to be restrained by socially acceptable behavior." Recipient of the 2015 Indie Reader Discovery Award for DEADLY LIES.