RACE THE DARKNESS
Fatal Dreams #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Cursed with a terrible gift…
Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn’t have to question you-he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night-the voice of a woman begging him to save her.
A gift that threatens to engulf them
Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except…there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.
This doesn’t read like your typical debut. It’s dark and at turns downright terrifying, yet the prose is beautiful and lulls you into a sense of being surrounded by these nightmarish experiences Isleen faces. Riveting and living up to its title in pace, Race the Darkness is the perfect paranormal romantic suspense to get you in the mood for the upcoming holiday. If you’re easily disturbed you might want to skip this one as there are many breathtaking moments that just about had me puffing on my inhaler. I still have some unanswered questions but I wouldn’t call them holes, and I was not the absolute biggest fan of Xander, though his character was well written. If you want a book that will make you grip your blanket around your face while also making you a bit heated at times, then this one’s for you.
Recommended for adults only.