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The Darkest Hour by Katherine Howell
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Apr 27, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: aussie-authors
Read from May 02 to 04, 2012

Paramedic Lauren Yates was working alone one night in the middle of Sydney, when a man ran from an alley directly in front of her ambulance. Jamming on the brakes, coffee going everywhere, she succeeded in avoiding him. When a second man followed, seemingly in a panicked state, she stopped, shaky from fright, to see what was going on. What she found horrified her... the dead body of a well known paedophile! Hearing noises, she investigated, and came across a person from her nightmares... Thomas Werner, Lauren’s sister’s ex-boyfriend, also the father of her niece. He pinned her to the ground, partially choking her while warning her to say nothing if she wanted her family to remain alive.

Some months later, Lauren and her partner Joe were transporting a stabbing victim to the hospital when he told Lauren that the man who had attacked him was Thomas Werner. Lauren’s nerves were getting the better of her as she didn’t know what to do with the information she held, knowing she’d lied in court! Then the guilt hit her, as she knew that if she’d told the truth initially, this stabbing victim would still be alive.

Detective Ella Marconi was assigned to the case, and when Lauren tried to change her statement about the patient’s dying words, she realised that Lauren had something serious to hide. Meanwhile, Lauren, her sister Kristi and niece Felise (Flea) needed to stay safe. And Lauren wasn’t sure what to tell Kristi, as her memories of those earlier, dark days were traumatic for her.

Ella had problems of her own, and when more bodies began to appear, they realized that somewhere, someone had more information than they should....the race was on, could Ella and the team of detectives keep Lauren and her family safe...could Ella keep herself safe?

This thriller is non-stop action, with multiple twists and turns keeping you on your toes until the last page is turned. It was a brilliant read, and I’ll be following along with the 3rd in this series shortly!
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message 1: by Shelleyrae (new) - added it

Shelleyrae at Book'd Out So gald you are enjoying these Brenda!

message 2: by Brenda (last edited May 10, 2012 08:54PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Brenda They're great thanks Shelleyrae! I'll be starting #3 when I finish my current ARC:)

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