Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson
the East Salem Trilogy # 2
Available: October 2, 2012
The evil 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 just murder and betrayal—but angels and demons.
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After thoroughly enjoying the first book, Waking Hours, in this trilogy, I looked forward to continuing the story of Dani, Tommy, and the evil that is lurking in East Salem.
For a trilogy, Lis Wiehl had trouble writing a smooth transition from Waking Hours to Darkness Rising. The story of Dani and Tommy continues, but as details from book 1 are incorporated in, the reader gets lost. The transition "flashbacks" continue into the middle of the book which seems a bit much. If you plan on reading this book, please read book 1 FIRST!
As for the story, I once again enjoyed being immersed in the world of good versus evil. Lis draws you into the eternal battle against evil. Darkness Rising was interesting and engaging. The new characters bring a new dimension to the ongoing saga and incorporates God's ongoing relationship with man.
Due to the choppy and confusing transition from book 1,
I am rating this a 3.5 out of 5.
Again, the story of a supernatural battle waging unseen in our world is still amazing!
To read the first chapter, click HERE, scroll down to "Meet the Author."
Then, click on READ MORE and Chapter 1 will open up.
I received a complimentary e-copy of Darkenss Rising from Thomas Nelson Publishers and the Booksneeze Blogging program for my honest review.