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Norman thought he'd hit the jackpot when he met Zach, trading his boring straight-A lifestyle for one filled with parties, drugs and more girls than he ever imagined he'd meet in his lifetime.

But there’s something dangerous about Zach, something not quite right. For Zach has a dark secret, that once revealed will drag his newfound sidekick into a nightmare world mired in d
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Kindle Edition, 238 pages
Published September 30th 2011 by Telemachus Press, LLC
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Eileen
This book was a real page turner for me. It's about Norman and Zach, two high school students whose paths cross one day outside of school. Norman wants to have a friend, any friend, maybe even a girl friend one day. When meeting Zach he gets a lot more then he bargained for. Zach lives by his own rules and does whatever he pleases including murder, taking Norman along for the ride. It was a good choice to read before Halloween. Be careful when choosing a friend!
Mike
Well, first e book i've read! This book is definitely for anyone who can't believe what extremes they would go to, just to be excepted/popular. The disillusion of youth, the attitude of being better than everyone, and the ability to manipulate people (like a puppet master). Found the book entertaining to say the least, twisted and difficult to put down. Just remember....be careful what you wish for!!!
Sheri
A Song After Dark by Grant Palmquist

Norman was a straight A student, not popular and often picked on. When he met Zach a popular "party boy". He thought his life would change. It sure did but not the way Norman expected. He is about to find out the truth about Zach and if Norman doesn't act quick he is going to get pulled into Zach's twisted, sick world.

A fast paced psychological, thrilling story. Norman just wanted to fit in, he was real and desperate for friends. I did like Norman,in society t
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Kara Lauren
I received this book for free through a Library Thing giveaway.

This book only took me two days to read, which means I could not put it down.

We all have met someone destructive in our lives, and some of us are lucky enough to get away from them. Unfortunately, Norman wasn't lucky enough to get away from Zach.

This book is indeed gruesome with a lot of violence and sex. However, it is needed. You see the cold case files documentaries all the time, and this is a wonderful story of what happens bef
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Natalia
Zach's a psychopath i never felt so much hatred for a character before.
P.S. I love the playlist, give more action in the story.
Veena .
A song after dark is another book that I received from story cartel for reviewing. The summary seemed to be very interesting and I had not read a book like this one since a very long time. The book is a psycho thriller based on the lives of two teenage boys who are very different from each other but somehow get together and their lives change. I was very excited when I began reading the book but it somehow did not live up to my expectation. Here is what I think of the book.


Cover-page: the cover-
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Kristin Walcott Figueroa
Though very dark and violent, this book is an excellent read. Given the nature of the content, it certainly is not a book for everyone. It’s an interesting and disturbing example of what a deadly combination peer pressure, bullying, the process of socialization, and parenting can be. As Norman tries to navigate his way through the end of his teenage years, he falls prey to the town “bad boy”, pretty girls, and his parents. We watch helplessly as Norman tries to fight his loneliness and find his ...more
Kathy
If you like horror books, this is a good book for you. If not or if you are new to the genre, this book might not appeal to you. I read it with an open mind. While I have not read many horror books, I read this one because I got it from Library Thing to read and review. The story involves Norman, a teenager who has no social life and few friends, and Zack, a dark persona/teen who befriends him. Norman thinks having Zack as a friend is the greatest thing that ever happened to him, until he become ...more
Susan Ashcraft
Seventeen year old Norman has been invisible his whole life. His parents have shielded him from life, never allowing him to make any decisions or have any friends that might lead him astray from the path they have chosen for him. But Norman is tired of always toeing the line, tired of having no friends and never being able to make his own decisions. Norman has no idea how life changing missing his school bus ride home one afternoon will be.
Zach, one of the popular kids whom Norman has always wa
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Lyle Hansen
I received a free copy of this ebook from Librarything member giveaway and my review was unsolicited. This is the second Grant Palmquist book I have read and again was very impressed. I am a avid reader of horror novels and have found Grant Palmquist to be an excellent writer in the genre. This book made me feel like I was going to the darker areas of my mind. I really liked the story line and the character development. In short this book was about a seventeen year old boy who has been invisible ...more
Katarina Nolte
Another unique and impeccably written dark teen story about a regular boy who befriends a fellow student who is initally presumed to be a rebel type but later on turns out to be a real psycho. ... Book Review: A Song After Dark By Grant Palmquist » Katarina Nolte
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Johanna Panko
Everyone meet Norman, a young seventeen year old, who has no social life, no friends, and no girls talk to him. His parent's are controlling, strict, and wont buy him a car either, so he rides the bus. Any back talk and his father takes a belt to him. Then meet Zach, he has everything. Zach has the life, get's any girl, and he can stay out all night and his parent's wont care. But Zach has a darkness in him that comes out slowly. As Norman leans on Zach to mold him into a cool person who can tal ...more
Krista
OH MY GOD!!! This was freakin AWESOME!! This was my first horror story and it was wonderful. The main character Norman is awkward and lonely and he finally becomes friends with a guy he has wanted to be friends with forever Zach! Who is so freakin scary and gross he makes you want to throw up in your mouth a little!! CATS AND DOGS!!!! Thats all i'm sayin!!! This book is thrilling, scary, gross, and REAL!! It was so scary because it could ACTUALLY happen. This book got the reaction from me that t ...more
Amy Siggelow
I won this book from LibraryThing's Member Giveaways.

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book and I was a little surprised about how dark this book was. It is very well written, in my opinion, and the author seems to draw the reader right into the story. I, myself, like dark, psychological thriller-type books and movies, so this book was interesting to me. I liked how the author wrote from two different perspectives. All in all, I did like this book and am looking forward to reading more from
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Lora
I would have liked to give this book more stars because it should have been a good horror suspense book for me, but because I just can't read about animal torture and killing, it kind of put me off. But as far as the writing style and how the story was put together and the deeper feelings that were explored in this book concerning youth loneliness, acceptance etc. it was well written. If you like dark, creepy, disturbing books, this is the one for you!
Cindy Holdmann
This was an excellent dark thriller. It pulled me in from the beginning and the characters were so well developed. I like the fact that he did it bit by bit. Although it was a bit predictable, it was written very smoothly and fluently. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes good vs. evil books.
Sean Kimmel
Decent story about a young, homicidal maniac and him trying to pass on his ways to an unknowing protege.
Don
Again, Palmquist weaves a story and then lets the ending fade away
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