Darkness Lurks by J.L Drake
Rating: 4.5 stars
Read by Sara
Let me start by saying I really enjoyed this book. At first I was a little skeptical with only seven chapters, and how well I could get to know the characters, the plot, etc. Being an author myself I know that it takes time, and I wasn’t sure it could be done in seven chapters, but J.L did something I haven’t experienced in many books. She let me connect with the characters to people I knew, and that gave the book a special connection for me. There’s a lot of banter, and some clear sexual tension between the characters which makes it a fun read. I’m pretty young, and don’t know the police department stuff or if that’s what really happens, but in general it was very exciting and I enjoyed reading it. I kept pick up my phone so that I could read the next chapter, and my phone was dying often from it at work. I enjoyed the different points of view to allow for an all over understanding, and the characters I found entertaining. The only thing I didn’t like was that there were too many men, in my opinion who were infatuated with the main character. I realize she’s very pretty, but adding in a guy from a beach day, okay, someone from school, fine, two boyfriend type deal with the cops, great, but adding in a farm hand who takes a day trip just to see her and then hangs out with her and drives her anywhere she needs to go? There’s too many guys and I’m not sure what it did for the story unless it’s shown in the later series. She’s too trusting through this experience, which almost gets her caught a few times. Just remember: a little caution goes a long way readers. Be aware of what’s going on around you.
Synopsis: Emily McPhee has struggled to overcome her father’s death…