Dark Was the Night

Lucie Arnold is a mom plagued with paralyzing nyctophobia. One Halloween night, three masked intruders force their way into her home, where she is alone with her four-year-old daughter, Natalie. The intruders cut the lights and the phone lines, and they separate mom and daughter. Realizing this is not a typical break-in and that these individuals have dark intentions, Lucie must hatch a plan to escape her own house with her daughter. A terrifying game of cat and mouse ensues as Lucie navigates her gloomy surroundings and her debilitating fear of the dark.

Book Reviews

“Dark was the Night by Tania Lorena Rivera is a heart-stopping suspense novel. It is a sensational thriller that had me on the edge of my seat until I reached the explosive conclusion.” – Susan Sewell for Readers’ Favorite

“A mystery that starts with Lucie’s inability to face darkness quickly turns into a nail-biting, cat-and-mouse game between the violent intruders and a mother determined to protect her child.” – The Prairies Book Review

“Rich in detail, this is a fascinating slow-burn suspense story that will leave you in awe of the power of a mother’s love and how it drives women to achieve the impossible.” – Jane Riley for The Book Commentary

“Although I loved the plot and premise of this story, I would have enjoyed more details around the characters to give them more depth. That was especially the case when it came to their physical appearance. But I am glad to say this is my only complaint, and it does not affect my feelings towards the story as a whole.” – Literary Titan

“Themes of mental health and family secrets are woven seamlessly and skillfully into the heart-pounding plot. While brief, and told with direct clarity, the story builds with confident purpose to its climax—and to a truly shocking twist that will leave readers satisfied.” – BookLife Reviews

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