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Anchor and investigative journalist for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Jeremy Finley's debut thriller explores what happens to people's lives when our world intersects with the unexplainable.

"The lights took him."

When the seven-year-old grandson of a US senator vanishes in the woods behind his home, the only witness is his older brother, who whispers, "The lights took him," and then never speaks again. As the FBI and National Guard launch a massive search, the boys' grandmother Lynn Roseworth fears only she knows the truth. But coming forward would ruin her family and her husband's political career.

In the late 1960s, before she became the quiet wife of a politician, Lynn was a secretary in the astronomy department at the University of Illinois. It was there where she began taking mysterious messages for one of the professors, messages from people desperate to find their missing loved ones who vanished into beams of light.

Determined to find her beloved grandson and expose the truth, she must return to the work she once abandoned to unravel the existence of a place long forgotten by the world. It is there, buried deep beneath the bitter snow and the absent memories of its inhabitants, where her grandson may finally be found. But there are forces that wish to silence her. And Lynn will find how far they will go to stop her and how the truth about her own forgotten childhood could reveal the greatest mystery of all time.

The Darkest Time of Night is fast-paced debut full of suspense and government cover-ups, perfect for thriller and supernatural fans alike.

A SIBA Okra Pick for June.

©2018 Jeremy Finley (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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I almost feel bad saying this

I consider myself a decent man; I try to be open minded and respectful of all perspectives. But the main character of this book, due to a combination of silly writing and the narrator's wimpy affect, had me feeling downright misogynistic at times. I was therefore a bit relieved when I found that the author was a man. That way I could chalk up my disgust for the character to a man's poor attempt to speak with a woman's voice. I don't want to get into spoilers, but if you don't feel like slapping the protagonist when she meets that shadowy group in the basement, then I'm not quite sure you're human (I don't know what you're going to do with my memories (whaaa????)). Plus, the narrator's voices for some male characters are downright absurd at times. Imagine a geeky ten year old pinching their nose while they talk, and with a clipped robotic cadence to boot. I don't know that I can finish it. And that says a lot; I'm a sucker for alien stories (or I would be if they didn't largely suck these days). Hokey characters, slow development, ridiculous scenarios in which nobody is a rational actor, and tired clichés make this difficult to swallow.

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Impressive Sci-Fi Mystery I Couldn't Put Down


It takes a great author and just the right narrator for me to finish a novel in two days. I finished this captivating listen in one day, and thanks to author Jeremy Finley, I had a lot of difficulty staying awake during work today.

I often have a hard time suspending belief when reading Science Fiction. In "The Darkest Time of Night," the author puts the reader on the front porch with well developed characters who are credible and likable. They invite you in and you want to stay.

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Couldn’t get through it

Obviously a lot of people loved this book. I tried but for me it was one of those that was so uninteresting that my mind would wander and would realize that I had no idea what I had heard for the last 10-15 minutes. I would rewind and 15 minutes later find that the same thing had happened again. It may have been different with another narrator.

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Worth a read or listen

it was a fantastic debut novel - not as captivating as I'd hoped for honestly.

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Fantastic !!!!

I was hooked from the beginning it kept me on the edge of my seat. I can't wait to read the next one. very well written and enjoyable!

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Would love to see a sequel!

Loved the story, the characters - especially Lynne and Roxie, and the performance. I'd love to see a sequel, and I think the author left the door open for that to happen.

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awesome

One of the best books I've read in a long time and I read a lot of books

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Very good story!

I really liked the characters of Lynn and Roxie. Very good narrator. Would definitely recommend!

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Catches your attention

Not my normal genre but it was a great story. Kudos to the author and the reader.

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I must be reading a different book

I bought this based on other reviews. Two hours into it and I returned it. Page turner? Not even close.

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