Horror books are not normally my chosen genre. So when I was asked to read a couple of books for this feature, I was slightly concerned that nightmares would ensue or, even worse, I would be bored senseless!
Both of these fears have proved unfounded, and although I really did enjoy Dark Passage, I wasnt at any point actually frightened, I wanted to keep turning the pages (or pressing the Kindle buttons), as I was intrigued as to what was going to happen next!
Tyson Barratt was just five years old when his world changed! Remembering very little about his abusive early childhood, it is not until the nightmares start, and his world falls apart that the pieces of a very old jigsaw start to fall into place.
At 38 Tyson has for the last six months hardly slept a moment, and every moment he has managed as been rammed full of horrible nightmares. The medical trial for Noxill, a drug for insomniacs seems to be good to be true, and perhaps it is! Meanwhile locked away in a mental institution is Brenda Barrett, apparently comatose strange things are happening around her. Can Tyson figure it all out in time, so he can save his own son and their lives?
Dark Passage is well written, the characters all have a decent amount of flesh on their bones and each talks with his or her own voice. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It really is very good, and it has a sting at the end, which I failed to see coming.
If it wasn’t for the lack of scare, I would give this books 5 stars. Its one of the best stories I have read in a long time!
About the Author……in his own words
"Don't be fooled by my warm smile and sparkly eyes. There are voices in my head and they've been whispering dark sweet nothings into my ear since I was a child. Not long after my psychiatrist released me into the general population again, I knew the only thing I was qualified for was writing down what the voices said. I'm kidding of course. Or am I? Read one of my free short stories and find out for yourself."
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