Saturday, August 24, 2013

Review: The Waking Dark

The Waking Dark
The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It all happened on one day in the small town of Oleander Kansas. Twelve people are dead. Seven were murdered and five of the murderers committed suicide after, but one of the killers did not die. She remembers before and after, but the actual act is a blank segment of her memory. The town does not know what caused the townspeople to become murderous, but they know they must move on. Nearly a year later a storm tears through Oleander and the killing begins again. As the madness overtakes the people, there are five survivors of the first killing day who believe they may be able to stop everyone from destroying themselves.

This group of young people has very little in common, except the wish to live and the hope to save the people of their town. Can they discover the cause of these killing urges? Are they immune to these feelings or must they also fight the killer inside them? The Waking Dark will cause the reader to question what lies buried in their subconscious. Is there a dark side to everyone? Can it be triggered? Wasserman takes the reader on a trip of terror with this group of unlikely heroes. This read make hearts beat faster and eyes fly along the words quickly. Readers will be pulled in from the start and push on to know the secrets of this small town and the fate of its inhabitants.

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