Once again, award-winning horror master David C. Cassidy takes his readers into a realm of terror, a world unlike any other. With the inspired flair of Clive Barker and the pulse-pounding beat of Stephen King, The Dark is a supernatural thriller that will leave you breathless, reminding us all that for all we desire there is always a price, the currency in suffering and sacrifice.
IT KNOWS WHAT YOU WANT. IT KNOWS WHAT YOU NEED.
In denial over his father's death in a horrific accident, Kelan Lisk has grown fearful and withdrawn. For this meek and bullied child, a burning desire to tame a deadly sledding hill consumes him, drawing him inside a wondrous place where anything is possible ... including his father. But as this strange new realm spills into this one, twisting an innocent little boy into an agent of evil, the world is forever changed, devoured by an even greater evil--the Dark.
Praise for The Dark:
"While reading The Dark, you're going to wonder why David C. Cassidy isn't the household name that Stephen King's or Dean Koontz's are. The writing and story plot are on par with both of those illustrious authors."
"The Dark is a lean, mean psychological thrill ride that offers generous shades of horror masters such as King or Koontz."
"Cassidy doesn't write scenes--he puts you in them."
"Terrifying, gripping, The Dark is a taut read that will make you want to keep turning the pages." @goodreads
Read from May 23 to 26, 2015
Wow! This was a huge book of just utter creepiness!
They call it The Dark.. it reels you in and takes your soul.
Little Kelan was in the car with his father when they wrecked and his father was killed instantly. He is devastated thinking it's his fault. His mother Susan and brother Eric try to help him but he just can't get over it. So he starts going to a place everyone calls, The Run. It's a big hill you sled down and try not to land in the river, you either stop before it or if your lucky you can fly over it. Kelan is terrified of the run and he always runs into his bully Arnie when he's up there and gets tortured and so forth. Kelan stays out late one night and meets what he thinks is a new kid that seems kind of weird but is nice to help and says he can make the run. Kelan is so happy to have a friend that he sleds down the slope and does make it over the river. But little does he know this is the beginning of horrible things to come. The Dark steals little kids and brings them to a world they think is all fun..until... it's not! The Dark also takes out as many adults as it can.
You can go back and forth in this world until it takes you for good.
This book has so much creepiness and gory parts you can just feel The Dark's eyes on you!! It makes you not want to go out in the woods again that's for sure.
I recommend this book to any horror fan. It's a good 500 pages, but it's worth it and doesn't drag at any point, it's just too creepy for that and there is way to much going on with a group of people.
I look forward to more of this author's books! 4 Stars