Official Review: Darkness at the Edge of Tomorrow

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Official Review: Darkness at the Edge of Tomorrow

Post by EmunahAn » 04 Nov 2018, 04:57

[Following is an official review of "Darkness at the Edge of Tomorrow" by Holiday Cognac.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Surprising and gripping, Darkness at the Edge of Tomorrow by Holiday Cognac chronicles the events of one stormy night inside an isolated restaurant.

To Barbara and Mr. Holiday, the day starts like any other except for the brewing storm. As the tempest looms closer it drags along the wannabe space travelers with their hideous robes. They are followed by the hippie couple with the quietest baby ever witnessed. Lady Agatha sits at one of the restaurant’s booths waiting for her husband to break the devastating news. John, the racist truck driver, arrives and by his demeanor alone, Mr. Holiday can tell he is going to be trouble. Another person arrives. One person dies and is followed by another, then another. Who is causing the deaths? Is everyone who they say they are?

The best feature of the book, Darkness at the Edge of Tomorrow is its suspense. As the night progresses, the events that are about to follow are definitely unpredictable. Each participant is suspicious of the other’s intentions. Their goals are uncertain and the stories they tell are doubtful. The darkness that begins to creep in makes the tension rise even higher. With each person having their own unique set of experiences and beliefs, it is impossible to tell what will happen next.

The characters are unique and imperfect. Each of them struggles with different issues plaguing their lives. Their differences make this party even more intriguing. They are also from different walks of life. Phil, Lady Agatha’s husband, is well accustomed to the demanding corporate life that the hippies direct blame for the devastation in America. John, the truck driver, has no respect for the hippies and soon enough, a scuffle arises. Since the plot includes snippets of each character’s background, I was able to relate and understand their viewpoints.

The dialogue in the book is used adeptly to tell the story and build each character. The sarcasm that appears in some of the statements and the emotions that are revealed through different conversations makes the story even more appealing. The author also uses subtle humor to make the plot even more interesting. The 1987 setting is suitable for the plot and explains why the people are stuck together until morning without any chance of communication with outsiders. The raging storm also accentuates the apprehension in the restaurant and also foreshadows the shocking events that are to follow.

Darkness at the Edge of Tomorrow by Holiday Cognac is a great read for every reader who appreciates thrilling stories that include murder and which are set in a bygone era. I rate it 4 out of 4 stars.

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Post by Caylie_Cat » 05 Nov 2018, 00:36

This book sounds like a modern take on the tried and true 'death at the Manor'- type murder mystery - full of twists and surprises. It is definitely on my list to read now. Thanks for the interesting review!

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Post by kandscreeley » 05 Nov 2018, 09:31

I enjoy books with suspense but not necessarily horror. This one does sound interesting, especially as it is set in a previous error. I'll have to look into this one a bit more. Thanks for the information.
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Post by fredrick otieno » 06 Nov 2018, 04:17

The characters seems yo be well built and the story line is great, thanks for the great review.

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Post by ekwe1 » 06 Nov 2018, 13:24

this book seems hard to understand but it is a very tragedy book

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Post by Franc93 » 10 Nov 2018, 01:29

There is nothing as fascinating as a good old murder mystery to keep you at the edge of your seat. From your review i can tell that this is indeed an interesting read. I cant wait to find out who is carrying out the killings and why.
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Post by T_stone » 05 Dec 2018, 01:29

This sounds like an interesting book filled with thrills and suspense. Also, the mystery in it is there to keep readers at the edge of their seats. I'll like to read this one. Nice review
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Post by Erika Thomas » 18 Dec 2018, 11:45

This sounds like a fantastic book! It reminds me of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I can't wait to pick this book up! Between the setting in a restaurant in the middle of a storm in 1987 and the difference in the characters' backgrounds, it sounds like it's right up my alley. Thanks so much for the review!

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Post by Ice dragon » 21 Dec 2018, 14:22

Sounds like Cluedo! A good mystery, to keep you guessing over the holiday period.

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Post by Mbrooks2518 » 18 Jan 2019, 16:02

It's always good when a story has well developed characters. From your review, the rising suspense seems to be really well written. I'll definitely be reading this one.

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