Wednesday, June 1, 2011

CFBA: Darkness Follows by Mike Dellosso

Darkness Follows is incredibly haunting. Mike Dellosso draws the reader into the story so quickly you don't know whether to keep reading non-stop or get up and lock all the doors and close all the blinds! I've never read anything by Mr. Delloso before so I can't give you a review based on other books. If his others are like this! I'm going to be looking for his other books!

Sam is a troubled no doing of his own. He had a fall on the job and has some residual brain injury. He also has a troubled past concerning his brother Tommy. His wife Molly and daughter Eva do what they can to deal with his issues but it's tough. Things get even tougher when Eva admits to talking to Jacob. He keeps telling Eva that she needs to tell her daddy that she loves him and that Jesus loves him. 

For no apparent reason, Sam starts writing about a man named Sam Whitfield. He isn't aware that he's doing all of this writing and it's a bit cryptic. Who is this Lincoln person? 

I really don't think I've read a book haunting. It grips you and won't let go until the final word. The mystery of the letters was intriguing and I wasn't expecting the ending the way it fell. I will definitely be checking out more of Mr. Dellosso's books! 

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Darkness Follows
Realms (May 3, 2011)

Mike Dellosso


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Mike now lives in Hanover, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Jen, and their three daughters. He writes a monthly column for Writer . . .Interrupted, was a newspaper correspondent/columnist for over three years, has published several articles for The Candle of Prayer inspirational booklets, and has edited and contributed to numerous Christian-themed Web sites and e-newsletters. Mike is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, the Relief Writer's Network, the International Christian Writers, and International Thriller Writers. His short stories have appeared with Amazon Shorts and in Coach's Midnight Diner genre anthology. He received his BA degree in sports exercise and medicine from Messiah College and his MBS degree in theology from Master's Graduate School of Divinity.

Mike Dellosso writes novels of suspense for both the mind and the soul. He writes to both entertain and challenge. In addition to his novels, Mike is also an adjunct professor at Lancaster Bible College and a faculty member at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer's Conference.


Sam Travis lives in a Civil War era farmhouse in Gettysburg, PA, where he awakens one morning to find an old journal with an entry by a Union soldier, Lt. Whiting…written in Sam’s own handwriting. When this happens several more times, both at night and during waking “trances,” Sam begins to question his own sanity while becoming obsessed with Lt. Whiting and his bone-chilling journal entries. As the entries begin to mimic Sam’s own life, he is drawn into an evil plot that could cost many lives, including his own.

Can the unconditional love of Sam's daughter, Eva, break through his hardened heart before a killer on the loose catches up with them and Sam’s past spurs him to do the unthinkable?

If you would like to read the Prologue and first chapter of Darkness Follows, go HERE

Watch the book video:

Many thanks to REALMS  publishing for providing a copy of this book to read and review. These words are mine alone. I was not coerced in any way to write a positive review. What you have read above are my thoughts exactly on this book.

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