Darker Mass Market Paperback – 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
The book starts off with a teenaged girl named Rosemary meeting up with a mysterious stranger named Michael after running away from home. This stranger seems so nice she allows herself to be sucked into his evil plans which is to try to control a brutal power he has unleashed.
After leaving Rosemary behind to face this force, he gets in a wreck near the home of the Young family and from there, Richard has to try to save his wife and daughter with the help of the battered Rosemary Snow. I won't tell anymore so as not to spoil the plot but this is one wild ride of a book. The characters are all very believable and are people you care about. The plot has all the elements of a great suspense novel as well as horror. You never know from page to page just how this one will turn out.
All in all, this is one of the best horror novels I've read recently. I can't wait to read what Simon Clark will write next. If you like being on the edge of your seat and enjoyed his other books, don't pass this one up.
Rosemary Snow meets the mysterious stranger, Michael, who is being pursued by something unknown, something dark. He leaves Rosemary and continues on until he meets up with the Young family, and this is where the book really takes off.
Darker is a blend of darkest fairy tale and the best sort of horror, the kind that makes you want to keep reading and reading without setting the book down. Clark once again creates believable characters who stick in the mind until the story is over. What was really interesting about this book is that the supernatural Beast is not the only horror in the story. Darker focuses on something much more horrific to me: the possible loss of a member or members of your family.
Originally published in 1996, Darker is one of the most sought-after books written by Clark. Kudos to Leisure for reprinting it and giving those of us in the U.S. the pleasure of reading yet another Simon Clark book.
The characters here must face an overwhelming evil force and though we grow to like our protagonists, I found it difficult to truly understand them. Every so often someone would do something I found completely out of character, merely in an effort to serve the story line. Clark shows his hand a bit too much in this one, though the novel remains a gripping read. You simply might be left with too many questions at the end of it.
Most recent customer reviews
Darker is a horror novel with a difference. As with Clark's first story Nailed by the Heart, there is a family unit under threat, but this time the menace is an implacable,... Read morePublished on March 21 2007 by A. J. Cull
This book starts real slow. The back cover of the paperback states that a stranger "pounds" on the door of the Young's
house. Read more
Not Since James Herbert's "Magic Cottage" have I enjoyed a horror novel so much. Clark is a magnificent writer. Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2002