• Secrets in the Dark

  • Black Winter, Book 2
  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (248 ratings)

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Secrets in the Dark

By: Darcy Coates
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
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Publisher's Summary

Winterbourne Hall is not safe. Even as Clare and Dorran scramble to secure the ancient building against ravenous hollow ones, they face something far worse: Clare's sister has made contact, but she's trapped, and her oxygen is running out.

Hundreds of miles separate Clare from Beth. The land between them is infested with monsters, and the roads are a maze of dead ends. Clare has to choose between making a journey she knows she might not survive, or staying safe in Winterbourne and listening as her sister slowly suffocates.

At least, whatever her choice, she’ll have Dorran by her side. And yet there are eyes in the dark. There are whispers in the mist. There is danger lurking in the snow, and one false step could end it all....

©2020 Darcy Coates (P)2020 Darcy Coates

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Pretty good

I like this series, however, if I'm ever in an apocalypse with someone like Clare I will sacrifice her first, she is getting on my nerves.

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This book was awesome!

This book made me feel all emotions. I sometimes disliked Clare when she is was being Annoying and not knowing how to be street smart at times. This book ended on a high for me. I almost was really upset if it had gone the other way. Yet it didn’t... whoa was it cutting it close. Can’t wait for the next book.

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Next? Please?

I can’t wait for book 3 to be available here!!! Oh an hopefully be the same narrator!!

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These books!!!!

I don't know how many times I have read and listened to the black winter series now, but I can honestly say they are absolutely without a doubt my favorite books I have ever read and I have read well over a thousand books at this point. They are well written. the characters and world are so developed that you live it right along with them. the love story between Clare and Dorran is so beautiful it is breathtaking. they don't love each other because of everything that has happened. They were always going to love each other even before the stillness. I whole heartedly believe no matter what they would have found each other.

if you haven't read the first book (voices in the snow) stop reading this review now because I am going to be throwing out spoilers.

The hollows are absolutely terrifying! people think zombies are scary HA. zombies are nothing compared to the hollows. damn near indestructible, ravenous, will eat anything including each other. They are what nightmares are made of. I can't imagine the sleepless nights Ms. Darcy Coates had while writing these books. What creates the hollows is even more terrifying because it could absolutely happen. All it would take is one scientist making a mistake and that is it for all of us. Without Clare and Dorran's love story these books would be so painful bleak and realistic they would be unbearable. even with their love story parts of these books will leave you feeling crushed with sadness over what could happen to this world.

angela dawe is an absolute gift to narration! her range for voices is phenomenal! Her regular speaking voice is wonderful. She could narrate the worst book and make it bearable!

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Just Have An Imagination

Let's see what the next book brings. Narration is great. Just enjoy the ride and remember it's fiction.

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Overall very good book!

I really liked this book The author, Darcy Coates, who I have read about ten or so of her books so far, changed it up a bit from hauntings to an apocalyptic scenario-which had me "on the edge of my seat" quite a few times throughout the duration of the book. I would have loved to have a little more romance between the two main characters; nothing incredibly graphic, just to know they had made love, or even if they were waiting...just to have a better idea of where they were in their relationship. The only other issue I had was, **SPOILER ALERT!!!** (PLEASE do NOT read any further as I am literally about to talk about the last paragraph of the book!), when Beth saves Claire and Doran's life at the very end...getting NO background as to what had happened to her when she left her bunker, where she found the bus, how she knew her sister would be at the tower, etc...I was thinking, there has GOT to be a book 2, or that at least there was NO WAY the book was really actually about to end...and then it did. Kind of felt left hanging like I did at the end of the Sopranos, when it just-

**I'm an IDIOT. Lmfao...Right after I posted my review I realized that this IS a series, and my dumb butt started with book two! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Please disregard the part of the review that felt like it cut off at a weird part, because I'm a dork and didn't pay attention!😂

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I love it

I love the story and the performer is bringing it to life for me

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Female protagonist suddenly becomes stupid.

I wish this had been better. I enjoy the story line, but can't stand the thoughts, attitudes, and actions of the main characters. Would like to finish the story, but I'm not sure I'll be able to do it without excess eye rolls and frustrations.
Edited to add: I made it through, and the last 2 minutes of the book were enough to convince me I might enjoy the next one. Finally, someone with a brain!
SPOILER ALERT ABOUT WHY I DISLIKED THIS ONE:
If you ask someone to kill a monster, they are not then a murderer for doing it. Also, if you find the only person who might have the answers to everything, maybe incapacitate them while they are down rather than ensuring they will never be able to transmit the knowledge necessary to solve the problem. <giant eyeroll>

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Pretty good

There are a few things in the book that yanked me right out of the story. The most glaring being the car engine swap. You just can't swap any old engine with another. It doesn't work that way. Also engines are heavy. You can't just pick it up. You also can't put in an engine in minutes. Not possible.
Yep, that stupid thing yanked me right out of the story.
Authors, please do your research.

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Great story

Loving this story. Sounds like something that could really happen. When do we get the next book on tape??? Hate having to wait for it to come:(

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  • Ingrid
  • 03-27-21

Fantastic

I so enjoyed this fast paced sequel and can’t wait for the next instalment. I am quite new to this author, but am loving her stories.

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  • JULIE C
  • 10-24-20

Secrets in the dark by Darcy Coates

Brilliant I’m on the edge of my seat couldn’t stop listening can’t wait for next instalment

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  • Katt collins
  • 10-01-20

brilliant!

loved it! please let there be a book 3 on beyond, best series I've listened to in ages.

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  • Broken
  • 03-02-22

Amazing

Awesome follow on book. Can't wait to start book 3 ❤ Great narrator too.

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  • Sharon
  • 05-04-21

Fantastic 2nd entry. Did not slow down.

Another great installment. Another round of twists and turns. Such great character development from the off, you're in there with them from page one. I'm not a reviewer who likes to give storylines away but what I will say is it's fast paced, well thought out intelligent writing that keeps you on the brink holding your breath many times.
The narration in this book is stellar. The narrator does a wonderful job of both male and female voices. adding the ring inflection. The accents are spot on and she's not overly dramatic to sell the story. Top notch.
Great listen all round really. can't fault it. XxX

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-30-20

The best series of books I have ever read!!

Wow what a writer! Darcy is amazing - the suspense the description and what a story!! I have just finished book 2 and am about to go and try and find book three! I hope she has written it already and its ready to buy!
I hope someone picks these books up and makes the movies from them!! Wow Thank you Darcy Coates!! You are a genius!!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-31-22

A definite must listen

The developing relationship between the two main characters is beautiful, I absolutely love it. Can't wait to start on the next book

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  • 04-07-22

OMG what a story!😱👏🏽🤗😁

First of all, Angela Dawe deserves the biggest praise EVER for her absolutely OUTSTANDING reading! She has an amazing talent and does male voices SO good too!😱👏🏽 She does SO many different characters voices and does them so so well👏🏽 I don’t know if she has/is an actress but wow she has an amazing talent at this! She has made this series for sure! I think that maybe if it had been a different narrator they might not have been as good? She is just SO meant for this series!💯🤗 also Angela has worked so hard doing all these books and never once has she sounded bored, tired or whatever, so a HUGE well done to her!💯👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽😁 and Darcy omg what a REALLY clever series!😱 you are a very very talented author!! Loving these books, now on to the 3rd one! Wow this was soooo good! Totally hooked! Thank you for amazing books Darcy!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️ thank you audible for an AMAZING book! I highly recommend!! 10/10 but start with 1st book…that is a MUST🤗xxx i have now purchased more of DCs books! LOVE her writing ✍🏽 And now a huge fan!!! 🤗💯💯♥️😊

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  • Hayley fell
  • 06-27-20

good read

good book series dose drag on a bit but still very good book .. .