What I’m Reading: As Night Falls

I’ve been on a roll lately getting back in the swing of things listening to audio books.  I have learned to get up earlier in the morning to sew and then lucky me..it’s a double bonus because I can listen to my audio book too.  That half hour for myself in the morning to sew and listen is the best treat I can give myself.  Actually it’s the best treat I can give everyone as it puts me in a much better mood.  I’ve also been teaching a childcare class that’s a half hour away each week so that gives me an extra hour to listen each week…thus, more book reviews lately.

Anyway…I just finished up listening to As Night Falls: A Novel by Jenny Milchman.  I was looking for some type of mystery-suspense type book and this one caught my eye as I was looking.

All in all it was a pretty good book.  It does take place over one night and flashbacks from before.  I think more could have been done to make the mother in the story more believable.  At times it seemed slow and at other times fast.  I know that’s part of a suspense book but I’ve seen it done a bit better.

Here’s what Amazon says about it, “Sandy Tremont has always tried to give her family everything. But, as the sky darkens over the Adirondacks and a heavy snowfall looms, an escaped murderer with the power to take it all away draws close. In her isolated home in the shadowy woods, Sandy prepares dinner after a fight with her daughter, Ivy. Upstairs, the fifteen-year-old—smart, brave, and with every reason to be angry tonight—keeps her distance from her mother. Sandy’s husband, Ben, a wilderness guide, arrives late to find a home simmering with unease.
 
Nearby, two desperate men on the run make their way through the fading light, bloodstained and determined to leave no loose ends or witnesses. After almost twenty years as prison cellmates, they have become a deadly team: Harlan the muscle, Nick the mind and will. As they approach a secluded house and look through its windows to see a cozy domestic scene, Nick knows that here he will find what he’s looking for . . . before he disappears forever.
 
Opening the door to the Tremont home, Nick brings not only a legacy of terror but a secret that threatens to drag Sandy with him into the darkness.”

Amazon readers give this book 4.0 stars.  I think I’d give it a 3.8.

After looking on Amazon for info to write this review about I realized that I did read a different book by Milchman, Cover of Snow: A Novel.  Although this book was okay, I would recommend the other book more.

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