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Into the Darkness by Sibel Hodge Review

Title: Into the Darkness

Author: Sibel Hodge

First published July 3, 2018

296 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 4.33


Violet possesses an extraordinary ability – she can hear the whispers of the dead. Their voices call to her, begging to be found, and Violet has never been able to ignore them.

Her unique talent allows her to sense the imprints of those who have been murdered and the killers who roam free. But when she stumbles upon the body of a young woman, Violet’s secret is out, and the FBI takes notice.

Her life is thrown into chaos as she tries to keep her ability hidden while helping to solve the case.

As if that isn’t enough to deal with, Violet’s relationship with her best friend, Jay, has become complicated now that they are a couple. When Jay starts spending time with his new friend, Violet is left feeling alone and uncertain.

She turns to the past to fill the void, delving into the tragic history of a local family. But as she uncovers a shocking truth, Violet realizes that she has put herself – and those she loves – in grave danger.

Will her ability be enough to save them all? Or will she pay the ultimate price for her curiosity?

About the Author

If you’re a fan of bestsellers, you might have heard of Sibel Hodge – the author of Look Behind You, Untouchable, and Duplicity. Her books have been a hit, selling over a million copies worldwide and topping charts in countries like the UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada, and Germany.

Sibel writes in a wide range of genres, and is also known for her advocacy for human and animal rights. Her work has been recognized by various awards and prizes, including nominations for the Harry Bowling Prize, Yeovil Literary Prize, and Indie Book Bargains’ Best Indie Book of 2012, and winning Best Children’s Book in the 2013 eFestival of Words.

Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave, one of Sibel’s novellas, has made it to the top forty books about human rights by Accredited Online Colleges.

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Editoral Review

Sibel Hodge’s Into the Darkness is a gripping and harrowing thriller that will leave readers on the edge of their seats. A prolific author, Hodge has published numerous novels spanning different genres, including suspense, mystery, and crime fiction.

Into the Darkness, first published on July 3, 2018, is a stand-alone novel that follows the story of Danni Morgan, a young woman who discovers a dark and sinister secret that shatters her reality and threatens her life. Set in a small town in England, the novel begins as Danni moves back to her hometown after years of living abroad.

She is a successful photographer and hopes to start a new life by opening her own studio. But as soon as she arrives, she realizes that things are not as they seem.

A string of murders has plagued the town, and Danni suspects that her past might be connected to the crimes. With the help of a detective and her childhood friend, Danni delves deeper into the town’s dark history, uncovering secrets that reveal a web of corruption and deceit.

Hodge’s writing is sharp and evocative, drawing the reader into Danni’s world with expert pacing and vivid descriptions. She expertly weaves together multiple plot threads, keeping the suspense high and the twists unexpected.

The characters are well-drawn and relatable, with their flaws and insecurities making them feel like real people. Danni, in particular, is a compelling heroine, with her determination and courage making her a force to be reckoned with.

What makes Into the Darkness truly stand out is its exploration of power dynamics and corruption in small communities. Hodge’s portrayal of the town’s elites and their sordid secrets is both chilling and thought-provoking, shining a light on the insidious ways in which power can be abused.

The social commentary is subtle but effective, making the novel both a thrilling read and a reflection on contemporary issues. While the novel is undeniably well-crafted, it does have some weaknesses.

The climax feels somewhat rushed, and a couple of plot points feel contrived. However, these flaws do not detract from the overall quality of the book.

For fans of suspense and thriller novels, Into the Darkness is a must-read. It is a gripping and haunting journey that will keep readers captivated until the very end.

Highly recommended.