As Halloween night approaches, Lucie begins to struggle with her old anxieties and her secret fear of the dark. When three unknown intruders enter her home in the dead of night on Halloween of 2009, Lucie must fight the greatest battle of her life. She must confront her fears head-on to save her daughter from harm. But as Lucie struggles to come to terms with her past for her child, old traumas and deeply buried memories start to resurface, haunting her on this terrible night.
Written by debut novelist Tania Lorena Rivera, this book follows the story of a protective and dedicated mother, Lucie Arnold, who lives with her four-year-old daughter and husband, Michael. The story explores the internal struggle of a courageous mother suffering from nyctophobia. Nevertheless, when her child is in danger, Lucie pushes herself to save her daughter from harm while fighting her own demons from the past. The riveting story features a leading protagonist who is deeply and genuinely flawed, evolving beautifully through obstacles and plaguing traumas.
Dark Was the Night is an exceptional suspense that shines in its prose and stylistic elements, a story that will keep the reader guessing at every twist and turn. Not for the faint-hearted, the book is a fantastic read that keeps up the suspense while touching on difficult emotional topics as well. It delves into the subject of motherhood, trauma, fears, and relationships throughout the story. This thrilling tale provides the perfect escape and an unforgettable reading experience for readers as they follow Lucie’s journey throughout this terrifying Halloween night. 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.