WALTER DEAN MYERS A NEWBERRY HONOR BOOK Somewhere in the Darkness is a novel by writer Walter Dean Myers. Jimmy Little is a teenager who finds it difficult to attend school even though he is intelligent enough to graduate with honors. One day Jimmy comes home from school to find his father, Crab, waiting for him. Crab has escaped from jail and wants to take Jimmy to Arkansas where he believes an old running buddy can prove to Jimmy that Crab never killed anyone. When they arrive, Jimmy discovers that the truth does not matter as much as the search. Somewhere in the Darkness is a novel that looks closely at the relationship between a father and son that has been complicated by bad choices.