Fresh from a tour promoting her last book, reclusive true-crime writer Lydia Strong receives an anonymous cry for help, begging her to find and protect Tatiana Quinn. Maybe the plea strikes close to her heart; maybe her investigator’s intuition ignites. She takes it on. But this simple case of a missing teenager soon becomes much more. Someone wants Lydia to drop the case, someone anxious enough to engineer the reappearance of one of Lydia’s most dangerous adversaries. Now, in addition to tracing the roots of Tatiana’s disappearance on a trail across the country and eventually overseas, Lydia must find the man who wants her dead.
©2003 Lisa Unger (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"The suspense is almost unbearably high...an intelligent thriller, with a love story [that] adds a poignant and beautiful relief to the omnipresent evil that pervades the rest of the pages." (New Mystery Reader)
I am an artist, living in Cairns, Queensland, Australia right next to the Great Barrier Reef. I listen to audiobooks everyday while making art and on into the night. I really like mysteries with a good serving of suspense on the side that keep you wondering right to the end. However, I won't say no to any entertaining and well written book which has been read by an excellent narrator.
I have always enjoyed Ms Unger's work, and when these early books she had written were released as audiobooks, I must admit I was nervous about trying them. Luckly my worry was unfounded and although the plot of Darkness Gathers may have been a made bit overly complex with lots and lots of action surrounding it, altogether it was an excellent read with some good twists and turns to continually surprise and pique ones interest. Certainly worth a credit.
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