Monday, August 07, 2017

Dark Hours, by Sidney Williams.

Dark Hours, by Sidney Williams. Crossroad Press. Hard copy Print. 183 Pages.


Dark Hours is a relatively short novel but packs a lot of tension and atmosphere into its space—and adds a good amount of action. I would classify it as a horror/thriller. It does a good job of combining the best attributes of both these genres.

Allison Rose is a student journalist at Pine College, a small school that has seen better days. An escaped killer is suspected of hiding out on the campus, where the woman he murdered once went to school. Allison is contacted by someone who claims to be the killer, and he wants to give her an exclusive interview of his side of the story.

But is it really the killer, or someone else playing a sick joke? Along the way to answering that question, we find out that everyone seems to have secrets in this game, and in a savage bout of cat and mouse played through the basement level of the college library, all those secrets get spilled while Allison struggles to survive against a dangerous and cunning foe.

I read Dark Hours in print form, as a hardback from CrossroadPress. It's a very nice physical package as well, with a dynamite cover. The author, Sidney Williams, has written numerous novels, most of which I’ve read, and many short stories as well. I’ve never read any of his work that I didn’t enjoy, and I highly recommend Dark Hours.

14 comments:

Blogoratti said...

Great and honest review, thanks for sharing and greetings!

Sidney said...

Thanks for the kindness!

Cloudia said...

Thank You Charles

sage said...

Although not my genre, the book sounds interesting. Thanks for the review.

Charles Gramlich said...

Blogoratti, thumbs up.

Sidney, good job, man

Cloudia, cool

Sage, no prob.

Riot Kitty said...

Having been a reporter I think I would enjoy this, even if I had never been promised such an exclusive ;)

Charles Gramlich said...

Riot, there's still time of course. :)

^.^ said...

I walk 2 blocks to work every nite at 2300hrs, friend Graemlich ... Easy as pie in the summer as when I am asked for a smoke by someone, I just give ... 1 cigarette, sometimes the whole pack plus the lighter if I suspect a killer is asking ... Even easier as pie during winter cuz nobody is walking to work in -35C but me ... Love, cat.

oscar case said...

Nice review, Charles.

Erik Donald France said...

That's great for Sidney!

Scary scenes in the library . . . all too vivid!

Greg S said...

Thanks for the recommendation. Sounds like a good book.

- Greg

Charles Gramlich said...

Cat, most of the time in grad school I was able to walk to work and I liked it.

Oscar, thanks, man.

Erik, I've been in some scary libraries.

Greg, thanks

roth phallyka said...

Sounds like a good book.


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Charles Gramlich said...

Roth, it was indeed