Summary: A socially awkward mall cop forges an unlikely alliance with a teenage delinquent as a last resort in his desperate search for a kidnapped young woman. The pair must venture onto an eerie abandoned psychiatric hospital campus in pursuit of her captors, battling the darkness of the night and their own demons in an attempt to save the woman before it is too late.
Title: Into the Darkness
Author: Maureen Nicholl
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Review: I received this book free from the author in a Goodreads "first- reads" giveaway.
This is a short story that packed a big punch. Reading this book was like watching an episode of "Crimminal Minds" just with a mall cop and a rebellious teenager instead of FBI agents. This novella had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I feel that despite the lack of pages, Maureen Nicholl got the story across. She used a lot of details and and didn't leave any unanswered questions. Well she did leave one but I don't want to spoil anything. I feel like the reader falls for the two Amin characters because they are the underdogs and they come out on top in the end. Plus they have a rather unconventional friendship. I would recommend this novella to readers who like a quick story that gets right to the point and doesn't mess around. Also to readers who are big on crime and/ or who like seeing the underdogs win.