On Halloween night, fourteen-year-old Dana Tower is the victim of an accident that sends her to the brink of death—and beyond. She manages to survive her injuries, and returns to the realm of the living. Yet she doesn’t return alone. Hijacking their way into the mortal world are three malicious entities, Shadow Beings that hunger for the human soul. But a fourth and very different sort of entity crossed over along with the Shadow Beings, and he may be Dana Tower’s only chance to protect herself and her friends from being consumed by the darkness.
In Jeffrey Thomas’s latest effort “Lost In Darkness” from Bad Moon Books he again surprises me with the direction of this novel. What I love about Jeff is his ability and talent to change things up from book to book. He can be as visceral and bloody as they come, but he can also write a moving atmospheric tale steeped in the supernatural.
With “Lost In Darkness” Jeff manages to accomplish just that.
A 14 year old girl is hit by a car on Halloween night trying to saver her friend. She has one of those near death experiences. Yet, hers is completely real and three dark beings attach a ride back to the land of the living with her, along with another being from the realm of the dead.
What I liked most about this book were the characters and the storyline.
The characters were vibrant and real, the interaction between the three teenage friends was believable and life like.
Jeff took the ages old idea of “what comes after” and put his own macabre twist on it and with the “Shadow Beings” came up with some really great and interesting creatures.
The story started quickly and I was immediately drawn into the story. Jeff kept me turning the pages quickly, wanting to find out what happened next.
All in all another superb effort by on of the best writers working in dark fiction today and a little different than what I have read from Jeff in the past, not that I have read everything he has written…yet.
If you are looking for a book with great characters and a fresh, frightening twist on “what comes after” you must read “Lost In Darkness” and I highly recommend it.