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.
“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