Friday, August 10, 2018

Under A Dark Sky: A Novel by Lori Rader-Day

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

“Fans of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None will be riveted by Rader-Day’s latest psychological thriller, which makes you question who you really know and trust and whether you should be afraid of the dark.”—Library Journal,Starred Review

A brilliant concept, brilliantly told!” –Jeffery Deaver, New York Times Bestselling Author

Only in the dark can she find the truth . . .

Since her husband died, Eden Wallace’s life has diminished down to a tiny pinprick, like a far-off star in the night sky. She doesn’t work, has given up on her love of photography, and is so plagued by night terrors that she can’t sleep without the lights on. Everyone, including her family, has grown weary of her grief. So when she finds paperwork in her husband’s effects indicating that he reserved a week at a dark sky park, she goes. She’s ready to shed her fear and return to the living, even if it means facing her paralyzing phobia of the dark.

But when she arrives at the park, the guest suite she thought was a private retreat is teeming with a group of twenty-somethings, all stuck in the orbit of their old college friendships. Horrified that her get-away has been taken over, Eden decides to head home the next day. But then a scream wakes the house in the middle of the night. One of the friends has been murdered. Now everyone—including Eden—is a suspect.

Everyone is keeping secrets, but only one is a murderer. As mishaps continue to befall the group, Eden must make sense of the chaos and lies to evade a ruthless killer—and she’ll have to do it before dark falls…

my thoughts:

What a thrilling read! I just LOVED Lori Rader-Day's novel, Under A Dark Sky.  It was such a fun and exciting book to get lost in. There was plenty of drama and suspense with a beguiling mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat. What a great story!!

Eden's husband has died and she is mired in grief.  She is also afraid of the dark and turning into a person she barely recognizes.  So, when she finds a reservation to a dark sky park that her husband made for their upcoming anniversary, she decides to face her fear head-on.  Except, once at the retreat house, she finds that she won't be alone (something she had been looking forward to).  It seems that a group of college friends have planned a reunion and are staying at the retreat.  Eden decides that she will just stay the night and leave in the morning.  However, one of the college friends is found dead - murdered in the night.  Seems like everyone in the house is now a suspect, including Eden.  Yikes! As the story unfolds and more drama occurs, Eden finds herself trying to figure out what is going on, all the while facing her fear of the dark.  Talk about a thrill ride!!

I would happily recommend Under A Dark Sky to fans of Lori Rader-Day's novels and anyone looking for their next great read - you will LOVE this book!!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Under A Dark Sky
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Lark said...

I've never read any of Lori Rader-Day's books. This sounds like a fast, fun read. Have you read her before?

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Ti said...

This sounds pretty good but also sounds like a horror movie plot.