Night Terrors, by Mark Lukens, is about a killer who has an actual motive. He's not out there, killing because he can get away with it. Well, he's getting away with it, but there's a purpose. It's not quite explained, but it's there. What makes the story cool is that, others know he's coming; he's the Shadow Man, and he can connect with his victims in a way that makes this a sheer ride of terror.
Especially for Tara...
I enjoyed the story- mostly because of the connection between Shadow Man and his victims. There was something, eerily heavy in that. I liked the story, but it didn't keep me the way I thought it would.
The story began like a nightmarish movie and I knew after the first few paragraphs that I'd be caught up, but I sorta fell way. It was Tara more than anything. She was a strong character, one I related to in not wanting to play the victim, but she sorta did that anyway. Her strange ways of handling such a paranormal situation alone just didn't make sense to me. I also didn't like that Shadow man came off more like a guy who could do some unreal things, instead of something more. I can't say too much without offering up SPOILERS, but dang! I was kinda let down.
The story in itself is pretty good. It's my first by Mark Lukens, but I think I'll try him out again. I'm moving on to the next read. Cheers!
Amazon Digital Services
July 26, 2014
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