I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Rise the Dark (Mark Novak, #2) by Michael Koryta
Published by Little, Brown and Company on August 16th 2016
Genres: Supernatural, Thriller
Mark Novak's greatest mystery may be his own...
Rise the dark. These were the last words written in Lauren Novak's notebook before she was murdered in a strange Florida village. They've never meant anything to the police or to her husband, investigator Markus Novak. Now the man he believes killed her is out of prison, and draws Markus to the place he's avoided for so long: the lonely road where his wife was shot to death beneath the cypress trees and Spanish moss in a town called Cassadaga.
In Red Lodge, Montana, a senseless act of vandalism shuts the lights off in the town where Sabrina Baldwin is still trying to adjust to a new home and mourning the loss of her brother, who was a high voltage linesman just like her husband, Jay. As the spring's final snowstorm calls Jay deeper into the mountains, chasing the destruction on the electrical grid, Sabrina is abducted by Garland Webb, the man Markus Novak believes killed his wife. Drawing them all together is a messianic villain who understands that you can never outpace your past. You can only rise against the future.
In order to review as many books as possible without stressing myself out, these super mini- tweet style reviews are going to help balance my usual review style. I love reviewing books, but sometimes writing a long review is daunting, and then I end up not reviewing the many, many books I’ve read. All my Short and Tweet reviews will be 140 characters or less (except when they are a bit longer). Thanks to Tif from Tif Talks Books for the idea!
A good thriller with a bit of a supernatural twist! The plot and characters definitely freaked me out, and there are shades of a modern day Manson family and current events that are probably going to continue freaking me out. ;)!
* also, I did not read book 1 in this series (which for once I’m kind of glad because I gather that the main character spent a lot of his time in caves, which, no thank you, I’ve seen The Descent so caves and I are on a permanent break), and even though that usually makes my bookworm skin crawl (gasp! Reading a book series out of order? The horror!), it actually worked for me here. I don’t know if I’ll go back and read book 1 (because caves), but I’m very much looking forward to book 3!
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