Monday, October 24, 2016

Review: The Dark at the End by Susan Adrian

The Dark at the End by Susan Adrian
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Dark at the End is the sequel to last year's Tunnel Vision, and picks up very soon after the first book left off. The main character, Jake, has the ability to "tunnel" to people -- basically, to be inside them and see everything they do, think, and feel, and can even control their actions. This makes him valuable to government agencies and people doing not-so-upstanding work. When the book opens, Jake and his family are on the run, hiding from everyone who wanted to keep Jake for themselves in the first book. 

Jake thinks he has only one more step and he’ll be free: he has to get the serum to stop his ability to tunnel. But Jake’s contact has been killed, and there's no sign of the serum. Then his mom and little sister Myka are kidnapped, right under his nose. With the government, his power-mad father, and the terrifying Mr. Smith all after him while he still has his power, he doesn’t have anywhere to turn. But he'll do anything to get his mother and sister back.

If you haven't read the first book in this series (Tunnel Vision), I'd start there. Both books are twisty and fast-paced with short chapters. The Dark at the End alternates point of view between Jake, his sister, and his girlfriend Rachel, which adds to the story since the three are often separated. What I love most about these books is the pacing -- just as you think something is going to work in Jake's favor, there's another twist. They're hard to put to down, and I often found myself reading way past the time I should've been asleep. Highly recommended!

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