About The Darkest Time of Night by Jeremy Finley
When four-year-old William vanishes in the woods behind his home, the only witness is his older brother who whispers, “The lights took him,” and then never speaks again. With these words, the boys’ grandmother Lynn Roseworth fears only she knows the truth. But coming forward would ruin her family and her husband’s political career.
As Lynn and her best friend Roxy revisit the secrets of her long-buried past to find clues that will lead to William, they’ll get ensnared in a much larger conspiracy. The truth is hidden for a reason, and not even a grandmother’s love may be enough to save her grandson from what is coming for them all.
Author Jeremy Finley was inspired to write this story after interviewing so many families of missing people for stories and seeing how far people will go to try to find their loved ones. He combined this experience with that of his mother-in-law, who was a secretary in an astronomy department, like Lynn, for professors who researched UFOs and were featured in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind“.
Review of The Darkest Time of Night
X-Files. Yeah. If you like X-Files, you will probably like The Darkest Time of Night. For a couple of reasons. First it is very X-Files like except the investigators are not FBI agents. Second reason, if you watched X-Files when it first aired, you are in a certain, er, older generation. The protagonists in this story are also of an age. We can relate.
Lynn’s love for her missing grandson, William, and for Brian, the grandson traumatized by William’s disappearance, set her on the search for the answers. She is relentless as only a grandmother can be. Aid from her long-time friend Roxy, as well as her past experience with an abduction researcher, will lead her down a crazy path lined with secret meetings, codes, black suits, and an ever present past to haunt our heroine. Lynn was the perfect heroine and with Roxy as her sidekick handling some of the dirty work, this partners story is a relentless hunt and chase. Because, the truth truly is out there.
Print (paperback or hardcover) prices are typical, but the Kindle price of this book is a bit steep. So you might find it at your local library like I did.
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