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Long After Dark

3.96  ·  Rating Details  ·  50 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Harry Fremont hasn't slept in days. He's down with a terrible flu: runny nose, fever, a sore throat, the chills, and worst of all, a horrible cough that keeps him up all night. His wife Kelly is away on a business trip and their son Garret is at college, leaving Harry alone in the house. Though worn out, Harry has been unable to sleep...and things are starting to change. H ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Delirium Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Trev Twinem
Jun 12, 2015 Trev Twinem rated it really liked it
Harry Fremont is not a well man and it's more than a passing case of "man flu", his faithful dog Marlon is dead, his son Garret is not at home and even his beautiful wife Kelly has deserted him, for as part of her high flying career she must spend a work weekend away....or does she? As the minutes and hours pass Harry's sickness and growing paranoia reaches new levels. Does his wife love him?, did she ever love him?, what are the ghostly figures that he sees from the corner of his eye...that are ...more
May 12, 2014 Kimberly rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Harry is a man, sick with the flu, who hasn't slept in days. Anyone who's ever been in this situation will identify with Gifune's accurate descriptions of the symptoms suffered by those who have been severely sleep deprived. On top of all of this, the stability of Harry's life begins to crumble around he really seeing those "men" in black, the strange symbols around his home, or are they merely hallucinations caused by his insomnia? And what of the address that keeps popping
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
The writing in this book was very good. A dark vision, like nightmares that blended into nightmares. I'm not sure I understood what was going on after all, and that's hard to swallow. Sometimes it's good to question and ponder, but in this case, it was unsettling and unfulfilling. If the reader wants a story that is more about fears, regret, and doubt, with a pervasive sense of nebulous menace, they will probably appreciate this. For a complex mix of horror and emotional angst that ultimately ma ...more
Lisa Cleveland
This was one heck of a story. I love the slow build up, and the fact that I was wondering if Harry was crazy from not sleeping, or if there really were supernatural elements going on. Unfortunately the ending was so ambiguous that there really were no clear cut answers. I hate that! I don't know if I'd recommend this book, but I do know that because Mr. Gifune is such a talented writer that I will be reading many more of his stories.
Kari Dennis
Strange stpry

The book was eerie and creepy, just lacking somewhat. The characters were well written, and the story was fast paced.
Kim Higgs
Apr 18, 2016 Kim Higgs rated it it was amazing
Wow, this guy really knows how to write! This story was fantastic!
Christopher McDevitt
Of course there were the true believers who thought everything was real and often refused to acknowledge facts to the contrary, and the totally closed-minded (who often falsely labeled themselves "skeptics" ) who refused to accept anything as real and approached everything from a point of disproving it rather than having an even remotely open mind. The truth, as in most things, Harry felt, was more than likely somewhere in the middle.

Sometimes love runs so deep it hurts, but when it turns to ang
May 20, 2014 Bill rated it it was amazing
Harry Fremont has the flu and has not slept for days. Things are getting weirder by the minute. Harry can see things others cannot see. He wished he couldn’t. Now all he has to do is figure out what is real and what is only in his mind. Not as easy, as it sounds.

Another great tale from one of the masters. Gifune builds tension and a growing sense of dread with his characters that is palpable. And he loves the rain. 4.5 Stars. Highly Recommended!
Douglas Castagna
Apr 15, 2013 Douglas Castagna rated it it was amazing
Poor Harry Fremont left at home with a bad case of the flu. His wife, away on a business trip, his illness worsens because of his insomnia. He cannot reach his wife, his mind seems to get away from him...

Very fast paced and unsettling. A stellar one from Gifune.
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Called "One of the best writers of his generation" by both the Roswell Literary Review and author Brian Keene, Greg F. Gifune is the author of numerous short stories, several novels and two short story collections. His work has been published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies all over the world, and has recently garnered interest from Hollywood. His novels include The Bleeding Season, D ...more
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