When Darkness Falls
Darkness Series Book 1
by Kathleen Harryman
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Pub Date 28 Jul 2017 | Archive Date 04 Jul 2022
Are serial killers mad or evil?
Follow the amazing journey of Tracy Bennett, an average, middle of the road woman working in a make-up counter in a York department store.But Tracy is not who she wants you to believe...."I was unable to put it down as the character is so driven, ghoulishly fascinating and wickedly humorous.""Kathleen Harryman's portrayal of a mind warped horribly out of shape is a compelling plunge into the abyss."Kathleen Harryman's When Darkness Falls is a gripping account of a psychopathic killer. Written from the killer's perspective, the story's intent is perfectly compelling and holds the reader enthralled. Make assumptions, draw your own conclusions and then find your theories debunked as the story unfolds. When Darkness Falls is a book that you will not be able to put down until the last page is turned. A testament to the human fascination with the criminal mind.Get your copy!
Other Books by Kathleen Harryman:
The Promise: A World War 2 Historical Novel, The Other Side of the Looking Glass, Hidden Danger, Life's Echoes: Poems on Friendship and Family, Darkness Rising (Book 2 in the Darkness Series)
A word of warning, be careful when you start to read this book because you won't want to stop until its done. There was nothing in this book that I truly did not like and that alone is rare and impressive.
Average rating from 15 members
I could not stop reading this book, I was completely hooked. It really made me think while I was readuing it about the people who serve behind counters in shops and how they could be anybody with dark secrets but we just take them at face value without seeing a darker side. It was twisty and unpredictable as well as being dark and chilling. I loved it.
Out of the ordinary tale of a psychopath and her friends who obviously don't know about the psychopath. The almost stream of consciousness thoughts of the psychopath are highly entertaining as are the interactions of her rather self-centered and somewhat clueless friends. It all makes for a rather entertaining and quick read - great for the weekend or vacation.
4.5 rounded up
First read with this author but won't be the last. Great story, couldn't put it down. Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book
This book was great, the characters were well developed. The plot was interesting. Highly recommend it.
This is my first time reading something by this author so I didn't know what to expect. This is a breathtaking, suspenseful novel that is quite the page-turner and had me on the edge of my seat. It is fast paced and kept my interest till the end. I was pulled in from the very start, actually, right from the synopsis and couldn't wait to see how it ended. The storyline was well crafted and flowed smoothly and the twists and turns within the plot kept me guessing till the end. The unique plot made this a very suspenseful and interesting read. How chilling to see everything from a murderer's point of view! The author did a good job of crafting an entertaining and compelling psychological thriller. She did a nice job of describing the scenes and making them come to life, as if you are experiencing them yourself. The characters are so realistic and believable, I had chills going up and down my spine while reading. It's an utterly gripping tale you won't be able to put down. I would love to read more by this author in the future. A must read for anyone who loves psychological thrillers!
I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley and am voluntarily leaving my review.
Are serial killers mad or evil?
Follow the amazing journey of Tracy Bennett, an average, middle of the road woman working in a make-up counter in a York department store.But Tracy is not who she wants you to believe....
Kathleen Harryman's portrayal of a mind warped horribly out of shape is a compelling plunge into the abyss."Kathleen Harryman's When Darkness Falls is a gripping account of a psychopathic killer. Written from the killer's perspective, the story's intent is perfectly compelling and holds the reader enthralled. Make assumptions, draw your own conclusions and then find your theories debunked as the story unfolds. When Darkness Falls is a book that you will not be able to put down until the last page is turned. A testament to the human fascination with the criminal mind.
This is a brilliant read.
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable.
Great suspense and found myself second guessing every thought I had continuously.
Can't wait to read what the author brings out next.
I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher. This is my own honest voluntary review.
Firstly, I’m not sure if it’s just this ARC copy, but the formatting is messy with letters missing from words, and then popping up randomly further along the page.
Despite this, what an intriguing tale of murder & mayhem! A woman with a traumatizing past literally leads two lives: one, a psychopathic killer, the other, a woman who has no idea she’s a murderer.
My favourite part is the killer spouting true crime & serial killer facts throughout their narration. Comparing their own expertise to that of others, and how they try to evade being caught.
Thank you to NetGalley, Kathleen Harryman, & BooksGoSocial for a copy.
Psychological thriller Imagine the person behind the counters in a department store being a sociopathic murderer? I never thought of that but this book tells about someone who fits that bill. I love this book. It’s an unusual topic for me and I couldn’t put it down thank you to the publisher and to Nead Galli for providing this book to me
This book questions whether psychopathic killers are born or bred/mad or evil. The story takes the perspective of the serial killer as she justifies and takes pleasure in killing various people, as well as her knowledge about the police and forensic science.
The idea of serial killers being mad or evil really got me into this book.
This was an engaging thriller, narrated by a psychopathic killer who gets a rush by creating art from the blood of her victims. The narrator’s voice is both sarcastic and sadistic while their actions are pure savagery.
Tracy Bennett is a quiet, lovely woman who thrives helping others. She has had a traumatic childhood but now has good friends with her. Tracy is also hiding a secret - a dangerous one.
So, good parts! This was a fantastic book that went right into the mind of a serial killer. It was gruesome and incredible. I could have just continued reading it!
My only negative is that the copy sent from NetGalley had words in the wrong places. This was pretty annoying, but the book itself was brilliant!
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