Dark Was the Night

Dark Was the Night: A Novella by [Tania Lorena Rivera]

Dark Was the Night by Tania Lorena Rivera was the exact spooky season read I needed! In this unique thriller, we follow Lucy Arnold as she battles her constant fear of the dark and the shadows that reside there. We soon learn that these fears may stem from a long-forgotten traumatic event from her childhood that she has yet to process. But on one terrible Hallow’s Eve, Lucy is thrown into another traumatic situation that makes her memories come flooding back. Will she survive the night and escape her past – you will have to find out for yourself in Dark Was the Night!

Author Tania Rivera sure knows how to write a fast-paced read that captures your attention from start to finish! Let me jump right into this review by mentioning how fantastic the plot and premise of the story are. I enjoyed the interconnecting story of Lucy’s childhood trauma to a present-day event. It shows the complexities of PTSD and how it can follow you and haunt you in more ways than one. What happens in this book is never Lucy’s fault, but it does propose how an event can affect us in the future if we don’t address it.

The plot twist was wholly unique and unexpected! The culprit of the later events in the story has a genuine charm, unlike many other antagonists. I praise Rivera for her creativity in that regard. Although I loved the plot and premise of this story, I would have enjoyed more details around the characters to give them more depth. That was especially the case when it came to their physical appearance. But I am glad to say this is my only complaint, and it does not affect my feelings towards the story as a whole.

Dark Was the Night by Tania Lorena Rivera is a must-read for the autumn season. I give this book a dazzling four out of five stars! Now hurry and add it to your TBR for the month. This is a short but suspenseful horror novel with an eerie atmosphere and an engrossing story.

Pages: 238 | ASIN: B09DFJLPNC

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Posted on November 3, 2021, in Book Reviews, Four Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.


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