I love getting into the twisted mind of a psychopathic serial killer in a gripping thriller and the aptly named "When Darkness Falls" written by Kathleen Harryman is no exception. I defy anyone to start this suspenseful book and then be able to put it down, I couldn't - it was so compelling and intriguing. Unlike a lot of slasher style books this one had a fantastic storyline that I thoroughly enjoyed and had me hooked till the end.
Set in the city of York, we follow the psychopathic split personality of Tracy Bennet, a very normal girl until a horrible event changed everything mentally for her when she was very young. When the 'Yorkshire Slasher' starts killing people at random everyone believes they are looking for a man.....but are they??
'When darkness falls' over Tracy and her alter ego appears we are subjected to some very brutal no holes barred violence - which if you offend easily then this book may not be for you. Told 100% through the mind of the killer we hear and learn every thought and emotion that leads her desire to kill.
Although at times the murders are sickening there is a very entertaining and interesting storyline that backs it up, making you wonder whether serial killers are really mad or just plain evil.
There is a great relationship between 'normal' Tracy and her friends Abigail and Susie, which at times showed humour and endearment and I particularly liked Abigail - so down to earth and caring.
All in all, an enthralling and thought provoking read that I highly recommend - if you love this genre of book you'll without a doubt adore this story!!
A fabulous 5 stars!