Under a Dark Sky
From the critically-acclaimed author of The Day I Died comes a terrifying twist on a locked-room mystery that will keep readers guessing until the last page.
Only in the dark can she find the truth . . .
Since her husband died, Eden Wallace's life has diminished down to a tiny pinprick, like a far-off star in the night sky. She doesn't work, has given up on her love of p...more
She finds an envelope with reservations her husband had made to celebrate their first anniversary at a "dark sky park". She decides to go alone, hoping to shed her fear and return to the living. She has mixed feelings and is depressed and lonely. She gets to t ...more
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This book follows the story of Eden Wallace who lost her husband. Since her husband passed away, Eden finds she is not the same person that she once used to be and is a shadow of her former self. She is afraid of the dark and has trouble sleeping, and even has nightmares. She finds some papers indicating that her h ...more
Terrifying never happened. The book is too plodding for any suspense. That includes Eden's fear of the dark. The author had her tell the reader about her fear but failed to make it believable. That made the setting of a dark sky park worthless.
Twists didn't happen. This was paint by numbers predictable.
Locked room generally means the killer could neither enter nor the room where the murder occur ...more
Eden Wallace's husband, Bix, a war hero, has been dead for nine months when she uses his reservation at Straits Point International Dark Sky Park in Michigan. She's hated the dark for years, but, after Bix's death, she's terrified. The stay at the park may send her screaming back ...more
There are a lot of characters in this and we get a ...more
An accidental interloper, the protagonist must not only figure out who among a group of six friends murdered one of them, but also come to terms with her husband's betrayal and death.
A very minor point--those who know UChicago's curricula will catch the clue the first time it comes up, and while UChicago has turned into a desirable spot, the t ...more
Eden has never been able to get ...more
After the death of her husband, a woman grieves. When she finds a week's reservation at a park among her husband's effect, she decides to go, to shake herself out of the doldrums. When she gets there, it turns out a group of college friends are staying too. Then someone gets murdered.
not quite a psychological thriller, and not quite a pure mystery, this is still quietly entertaining. ...more
The book starts with Eden Wallace reminiscing her husband Bix's death, which only occurred about 9 months prior to the start of her story. Bix had planned a trip for the two of them, so she decides to go to the place by herself to get away; however, even though he had scheduled it a year in advance there were quite a few others there to claim their spot as well. So she is a bit upset because she w ...more
Eden Wallace is a widow with a debilitating fear of the dark, which has taken over her life. When she discovers that, before he’d passed away, her husband had reserved a getaway for them at a dark sky park, she decides to go, hoping she’ll use it to force herself out of her fear. But, immediately, there’s a problem as it turns out her and a group of renters all thought they had rented a house to themselves when in fact they’re all sharing it. So ...more
The situation is made even more complicated by the fact that, since her husband died, Eden's developed a paralyzing fear of the dark. And I don't just mean "sleeps with a light on." I mean "Even when there is a literal murder and police order her to leav ...more
These days, with a busy life outside of reading and far too many books on the TBR, my enjoyment of a book can be marked not just by how quickly I read it but by how obsessively I want to pick it up and want to read it. I stayed up late last night sneaking in a few more pages (chapters) and then woke up early this morning to finish. Under a Dark Sky totally caught my attention with a main character who ...more
When she finds out that her husband had booked a trip to a dark sky park for their anniversary, she decides to take the opportunity to try and work through her fear. A week alone in a beach house at a park devoted to star watching might just be the thing she needs to get on with her life. But when s ...more
Closed Circle Murder Mystery
A Dark Sky Park
Lake Michigan Setting
Dealing With Loss Of Spouse
Audio Performed By Tavia Gilbert
Initially drawn in by the familiar setting of Northern Michigan, (I've not only driven but also walked across the Mackinaw Bridge...which is very cool) I sadly only found this to be an okay read, overall. My favorite element of the story is the setting, actually. Also, if you've read this and you're wondering i ...more
When Eden gets to the guesthouse, she discovers she’s not alone. The guesthouse is communa ...more