Let Darkness Come (2009), by Angela Elwell Hunt, is a legal thriller that chronicles an inexperienced lawyer’s defense of a young woman – a trophy wife – accused of murdering her husband.
So I got out my Kindle and did a search on her name, only to find 127 entries. Talk about a prolific author!
I read reviews of Let Darkness Come, downloaded a free sample, and devoured it. Two things struck me: I found the premise fascinating, and the sample was generous enough to let me get involved with the characters to the point where I had to find out what happened to them.
Her brain buzzes with the faint rumblings of a headache while disjointed memories of the morning jostle in her mind. Impossible to believe that she’s sitting in a public place in her robe, pajamas, and slippers. Impossible to believe that Jeffrey lies in the room beyond, lifeless and blue.” (from Let Darkness Come, page 13)
While waiting to get the book – I wanted the paperback – I listened to the CD of Angela’s conference workshop, Writing Lessons from the Front. The author’s wealth of helpful material, supported by her experience and expertise, plus her desire to help aspiring novelists got me interested in her not only as a New York Times bestselling author but as someone who can be trusted.
The book came, and I finished reading it in no time. Not only was it fast-paced and suspenseful, but also creative and thought-provoking. I plan to read more of her work.
Who would like this book
Readers who enjoy legal thrillers, suspense, and a good mystery would enjoy Let Darkness Come. I was glad to find a fast, satisfying read that contains no offensive language.
Thank you, Angela Hunt!
Posted on June 2, 2015