Follow the amazing journey of Tracy Bennett, an average middle of the road girl working on a make-up counter in a York department store with her close female friends. Or is Tracy quite what she seems...
Kathleen Harryman's When Darkness Falls is a gripping account of a psychopathic killer. Written from the killer's perspective, the intent and desire is perfectly compelling and holds the reader enthralled. Make assumptions, draw your own conclusions and then find your theories debunked as the story unfolds. When Darkness Falls is a book that you will not be able to put down until the last page is turned, testament to the human fascination with the criminal mind and the debate over whether serial killers are either evil or mad.
Kathleen Harryman lives in York, with her husband and two daughters, and family dog and cat.
After attending writing groups, Kathleen was inspired to write her own book based around the city where she lives. Stories run through Kathleen's head whilst out walking the family dog. The miles disappear and are replaced with stories that are then brought to life in print. Writing is a natural part of Kathleen, and she enjoys watching the characters come to life.
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!