Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz – Darkness Comes

darkness comes

About the Book

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Also known as Darkfall
  • Publisher: Headline; New Ed edition (24 May 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747235201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747235200
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.3 x 17.9 cm

Summary

Who is more foolish – the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light? Baba Lavelle is a stranger in New York. A stranger with a mission to break the Mafia stranglehold on the city’s drug traffic, and take it over himself. He has no guns, no army of hoods, no friends in high places. But he has the Power – magical, ancient, and terrifyingly brutal. The power that thrives in darkness…

‘Darkness Comes’, or ‘Darkfall’ as it is published in America, is a gripping read, following police Lt. Jack Dawson and his partner Rebecca Chandler as they hunt down Baba Lavelle, a dangerous madman with voodoo powers granted to him by the dark gods. The hunt intensifies when Lavelle tries to force Jack off the case by promising to kill his children unless he quits in his pursuit of Lavelle.

Koontz is an expert writer, creating a fast-paced, exciting book that makes you really empathise with the characters, as well as believing what is happening to them. A brilliant book that had me checking over my shoulder for days after finishing it!

My Rating

This supernatural thriller gets a 5/5 – for inventivity, for the dialog and mostly for the action scenes!

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