This is a psychological, paranormal, and horror book all rolled into one. Kind of an "It's a Wonderful Life" on acid.
Sam Travis is the brain injured husband of Molly, and father of six year old Eva. He is suffering from hallucinations, where a portal of evil connects the past and has a very real demonic power in the present.
So what does a character from the Civil War have in common with Sam and why is he being contacted by this person's journal entries- posted in Sam's own writing? Who is the maniacal killer? (Even HE doesn't know.)
For some reason this book was hard for me to handle: murder, mental illness, animal torture, and a recovering Democrat political candidate... I really wanted Molly, the mom, to take little Eva seriously when she said that she had a shimmery friend named Jacob, who wanted them to pray for Daddy.
I think the book would have had more power if somebody actually said a prayer out loud. When much evil is shown, much good is required to fight it. So rather than just a "yes honey, I'm praying for Daddy", I wanted it to happen.
Mike Dellosso is a really good writer. His forward and afterwards helped me get to know him a bit and I liked him.
Excuse me while I go set up my therapy session.
You will want to read the information following...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mike Dellosso writes novels of suspense for both the mind and the soul. He writes to both entertain and challenge. In addition to his novels, Mike is also an adjunct professor at Lancaster Bible College and a faculty member at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer's Conference.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Sam Travis lives in a Civil War era farmhouse in Gettysburg, PA, where he awakens one morning to find an old journal with an entry by a Union soldier, Lt. Whiting…written in Sam’s own handwriting. When this happens several more times, both at night and during waking “trances,” Sam begins to question his own sanity while becoming obsessed with Lt. Whiting and his bone-chilling journal entries. As the entries begin to mimic Sam’s own life, he is drawn into an evil plot that could cost many lives, including his own.
Can the unconditional love of Sam's daughter, Eva, break through his hardened heart before a killer on the loose catches up with them and Sam’s past spurs him to do the unthinkable?
If you would like to read the Prologue and first chapter of Darkness Follows, go HERE
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