Sunday 2 September 2012

Darkness Rising (East Salem # 2) by Lis Wiehl - Book Review

Title: Darkness Rising (East Salem # 2)
Author: Lis Wiehl & Pete Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Publication Date: 2nd October 2012
Pages: 352
Format: E-Book - PDF
Genre: Paranormal
Source: ARC via NetGalley


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The evil that's in East Salem is no longer content to hide in the shadows. The stakes-and the darkness-are rising.

Dani Harris thought there wasn't much left that could surprise her after serving as a forensic psychiatrist in East Salem. And Tommy Gunderson has faced few challenges in his life that he couldn't overcome by either physical strength or his celebrity status.

But as they race to uncover what's really happening behind the high walls of St. Adrian's Academy, it becomes clear that supernatural forces have been at work here for generations. And now their focus is on making sure Dani and Tommy don't interfere.

When the unseen becomes seen, faith is the only weapon strong enough to fight in a battle involving not only murder and betrayal-but angels and demons.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

When I requested this book from NetGalley, the blurb did not make it clear this was the second book in a series. If I had seen that, I may not have selected it, as I hate coming into a story part-way through.

There certainly were some aspects of the plot that needed prior knowledge; although, luckily many were explained enough you could get by with just the bare minimum. I do feel I might have acquired a better sense of the characters if I had read their earlier story though.

That said, I still found the story fairly enjoyable and interesting if a tad predictable at times. The pacing was well maintained and the book just about held my interest. Given that some of my feelings may well stem from coming in when the story had already started, I have given this book three stars and would not be adverse to going back to book one and then looking out for book three in due course.

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