Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Comes the Dark” as Want to Read:
Comes the Dark
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Comes the Dark

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  228 ratings  ·  11 reviews
The past comes back to haunt the residents of Barrow, Pa., when their normally sleepy town is rocked by the discovery of a local girl's remains washed up on the riverbank. Not since the double murder at the Garrison mansion decades earlier has anything so tragic occurred there. Robert and Erica, the two siblings orphaned that violent night so long ago, find themselves agai ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Signet (first published 1999)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Comes the Dark, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Comes the Dark

Comes the Dark by Michael PrescottDangerous Games by Michael PrescottBlind Pursuit by Brian HarperIn Dark Places by Michael PrescottNext Victim by Michael Prescott
i love michael prescott
1st out of 20 books — 2 voters
The Firm by John GrishamBlood and Justice by Rayven T. HillMad Dog House by Mark RubinsteinGatsby's Smile by Morana BlueStorm Prey by John Sandford
Crime and Thriller type stuff
45th out of 71 books — 25 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 466)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
This was a good little book. Not great but an easy read. The story line is interesting and a little different to the typical murder / mystery. Ending came as a bit of a rush but it balanced out some long parts in the middle.
Read it if you like a murder mystery that is not too juicy, and you want an easy read.
Strange Twist and Turns

I really enjoyed this book - I started reading it at the beginning of the weekend and could not put it down. it has been a long while since a book has held my attention like this one did. I don't want to reveal any of the plot which could spoil it for the next reader. The only negative was there was a little TOO MUCH narrative on mythology that I skimed over which I found a little boring. But other than that, the storyline was good and the action was great.
Overall I really liked the book,but it took me for ever to read.For me personally it was very slow until the end.I felt like the events were to straight forward, or in other words I did nit feel like it was well orchestrated. I gave it a 2 star rating because of the Mythological references. I happen to be taking Mythology,which I really enjoy, and the fact that I new what the characters were talking about made me feel good.
Betty Melton

I have read many books by this author but I must say I was taken by surprise. although a thriller ,, was very different from his other works. I am still deciding if I liked it or not. had some slow moving areas and some way out there moments. Glad I read it in the day time.
Another great read authored by Michael Prescott. This story has so many twists and turns, it takes the reader's breath away. On a dozen occasions, I knew what was going to happen next, something way different happened instead, and I found myself in the character's place, defeated or elated, whichever. You won't be disappointed in this book!
First class as always Mr. P.
the description given does NOT match the book i read.the book i read is indeed titled comes the dark, michael prescott was the author with a cover that matches the one shown.
its a twisted murder mystery with a dark side of mental illness
not the best not the worst..
this was a great book - a real page turner. But the summary up there next to the book cover doesn't go with the story (although that sounds like a good book too...)
Kelly Ross
This book I will read over and over and still love it everytime
Staci Morgan
Ugh, just awful. Why did I even finish it?
Apr 14, 2008 Brett added it
Apr 03, 2010 Kathy added it
Shelves: 2002-read-books
Debbie M
Mona added it
Apr 01, 2015
Allison Coons
Allison Coons marked it as to-read
Apr 01, 2015
A marked it as to-read
Mar 24, 2015
Chelsea marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2015
Pwright marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2015
sandra f kinzer
sandra f kinzer marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2015
Rhonda marked it as to-read
Feb 26, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15 16 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Shiver
  • Blind Justice: A Novel of Suspense (Ben Kencaid, #2)
  • Mesmerized
  • The Tunnels (Kelly Jones Mysteries, #1)
  • The Weatherman
  • Death of a Dutchman (Marshal Guarnaccia Mystery, #2)
  • The Tower
  • All the Wrong Moves (Samantha Spade #1)
  • The Alpine Winter (Emma Lord Mystery #23)
  • Texas Woman (Sisters of the Lone Star, #3)
  • Dead Guilty (Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation, #2)
  • In The Dead of Winter (Ivy Towers, #1)
  • All Fall Down
  • Effigies (Faye Longchamp, #3)
  • O' Artful Death
  • Red Blooded Murder (An Izzy McNeil Mystery #2)
  • Eleven Days
  • Twice (Lydia Strong, #3)
A pseudonym used by Douglas Borton, aka Brian Harper.

Douglas Borton grew up in New Jersey and attended Wesleyan University, then moved to Los Angeles and pursued a career as a screenwriter. After working with several independent producers, he eventually switched to writing novels, a much less stressful occupation. He has published 25 thrillers, starting with horror novels in the 1980s and continui
More about Michael Prescott...
Stealing Faces Last Breath The Shadow Hunter Dangerous Games Riptide

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »

“You’re like the figures you display in your shop. A beautiful thing, shiny in sunlight, but at the core—poured metal, cold stone.” 0 likes
More quotes…