5 out of 5 stars

When Marissa hasn’t heard from her daughter for a few days, she starts to worry. This isn’t like Brooke at all!! When she still can’t get through to her and hears from her best friend, who hasn’t seen her either, she goes to the police. The police aren’t in a rush to find Brooke, but Marissa pushes them because Brooke needs insulin and she doesn’t have her back up with her. If she doesn’t get it soon she will die!! It’s a race against time for Brooke!

The plot of this was, once it got going, fast-paced and thrilling. This is the first book in a series and as such, has a lot of world and character building to do, but it’s done well enough here that I didn’t mind it!! I enjoyed seeing Marissa’s backstory and learning more about her. I enjoyed getting a peek into the bad guys’ thoughts too. Seeing Brooke going through what she was going through was tough but added extra tension to the story.

Character-wise, they were all well written and developed. Marissa is a great character. She has had a tough time and is just trying to make a living. As any mother would, she does everything she can to find her daughter, but it’s helped when she is approached by a wealthy lady to run a new concept she has. She wants to open a foundation that will help people look for missing people, they will also help the victims of things like this. Marissa accepts and so has extra power to help her daughter.

In all, this was a great read. I flew through it!! It’s over 14hrs long but didn’t feel like it. I am looking forward to the next one!!

The duel narration was perfect! Both narrators read this extremely well, they were easy to listen to and gave a great performance. Both had plenty of tones for the different characters and I enjoyed their narration.

Book Description:

Audiobook: In the Dark by Chris Patchell (Narrated by Lisa Stathoplos & Corey Gagne)five-stars
In The Dark by Chris Patchell
Narrator: Corey Gagne, Lisa Stathoplos
Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
Series: The Holt Foundation #1
Published by Audible Studios on September 27th 2017
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 479
Format: Audiobook
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Marissa Rooney stands in her daughter’s empty dorm room, a half-used vial of insulin clutched in her trembling hand. Brooke has been missing for days. Her roommate hasn’t seen her since that night in the bar. And if Marissa has Brooke’s insulin, it means that Brooke does not.

But Marissa isn’t alone in her terror. A phantom from her past is lurking in the shadows, waiting in the night, and holding her family captive…

In the dark.

I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also by this author: Deadly Lies

About the Author:

Chris Patchell is the bestselling author of In the Dark and the Indie Reader Discovery Award winning novel Deadly Lies. A former tech worker turned full-time author, Chris Patchell pens gritty suspense novels set in the Pacific Northwest.

Writing has been a lifelong passion for Chris. She fell in love with storytelling in the third grade when her half-page creative writing assignment turned into a five-page story on vampires. Even back then Chris had a gift for writing intricate plots that were so good her father refused to believe she didn’t steal them from comic books.

Her novels have been praised by Kevin O’Brien and Robert Dugoni, and her rich complex plot lines and well-drawn characters will keep you turning pages well into the night. When she’s not writing books or watching football, Chris is hanging out with her husband, kids, and two crazy dogs


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