Darkness Is Mine by Carla Louise Robinson
Source: Author via Voracious Readers Only
Publisher: Annabelle Everly Kennedy Publishing
Publication Date: 31st October 2020
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“One Friday afternoon, senior mining engineer Clay is investigating the safety of Blackwater Mine when he discovers a beautiful woman, dressed in white. Clay’s body is later discovered by the longwall crew, and his death is chalked up to natural circumstances.
However, a few weeks later, thirteen university students arrive, ready to tour the mine. When the cable to the dolly car breaks, it sends the group plummeting to the bottom of the pit.
Soon, it becomes clear that something supernatural is stalking the group, picking off students as its prey.
Trapped under two-hundred-and-fifty metres of stone, will anyone in the group be able to reach the top alive?”
My Thoughts & Review
This book was sent to by the author after signing up to the Voracious Readers Only. I wasn’t too sure what to expect from the book but was instantly drawn in by the front cover and the fact that it was a horror.
After the initial slow start the plot takes off and I was hooked wanting to know more. I found the whole coal mining setting really interesting. I don’t think I’ve read a book set here before.
There are a few tweaks needed but generally found the book to be well written, with some great descriptions, especially of the mines. There was a lot of details and I could really picture what the mines were like. Also, there is a plot twist that I really wasn’t expecting.
I also really liked the mix of characters. They aren’t all likeable but they sure make the book interesting. I wasn’t fan of the main character Kimberley at the beginning but her character definitely grew on me as the book progressed.
All in all, a very good read with lots of potential from this author.
I would like to that Carla for sending a copy of this book in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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