Title: Fracture After Dark
Author: Shawn Jolley
Caution: Don’t Read Fracture After Dark if You Like Sleeping
A trap’s been set in the lonely mountain town of Fracture and when night falls, nobody is safe. The death of an unknown woman is only the beginning. Someone is watching from the trees, patiently waiting for their prey to come to them. A teenager and his mom move across the country to an old, blue house miles and miles away from proper civilization. Their new neighbors act strange and mysteries. When the kidnappings begin to occur, nobody seems to care. Vigilante justice must be pursued for the murder of the unknown deceased woman. Several conspiracies must be navigated with the aid of friendly animals, close friends, and historical artifacts. Can the dangerous town be escaped once and for all?
Like Thriller and Mystery Books?
Wish there were more psychological thrillers in the world or just thriller books in general? Fracture After Dark takes the best of suspense novels and strange mysteries to bring you to a small mountain community with a stalker on the loose. Truly, one of the best mystery books you’ll read this year.
Where Strange Mysteries Meet Suspense Novels
If you want to discover why a woman’s body has been found in a field and who put it in a shallow grave, you need to visit Fracture. Just don’t be one of those people who go missing late at night when nobody’s watching.
~I received a free copy for my honest review~
That’s my final impression of Fracture After Dark. The book definitely kept me turning pages. This story is about Eden and his mom who move to a small town named Fracture in order to escape from Eden’s abusive father. The new town is strange and even through his mom’s efforts to get him to make friends, he feels as if the place is wrong.
Then, Eden sees someone burying something in a field and stops to watch them. Curious as to what Eden’s doing, a neighbor boy named Dustin comes to question him. Together, the two discover that the thing buried in the field had been a body. They take an oath to never speak of it again and go to school the next day but the sight of what they’ve seen hasn’t left their mind. Everyone they try to talk to doesn’t believe them and more and more people begin to go missing. Finally, the story wraps up in a cabin in the woods with a major plot twist that I won’t give away in this review.
I enjoyed the overall plot of the story but I had a few issues with the writing itself. While I felt that Dustin and Eden were well-developed characters, Eden’s mother and his teacher, Ms. Kozi, felt stiff and robotic. Quite a few times their dialogue just came off as unnatural and it pulled me out of the story. I also felt as if there quite a few questions I had at the end of the story that weren’t answered.
All, in all, the book is interesting and will hold your attention if you’re a fan of thrillers and suspense.