Sunday, September 9, 2012
Let Darkness Take Hold - by Cameron Trost - A suspense novella about getting revenge
Lately, I've been reading works by a number of Australian writers. I have no idea how this happened, but I'm glad it did.
Let Darkness Take Hold is another example of what I'm finding far from home. A suspense novella about a father's obsession with finding the truth about the disappearance of his sixteen year old son. He's long had his suspicions, but lacks the proof to act on them.
By the time fortune smiles on him and he learns what happened, his son has been gone six years and his obsession has cost him his marriage. Now it's time to exact his revenge which comes at a costume party he wasn't invited to.
The costume party is the heart of the story and Cameron has a lot of fun with it and deftly plays with the readers emotions to the point where I wanted revenge as much as the father.
A bit contrived, but still an enjoyable read and currently available for free at Amazon.com. Check it out for yourself.