Posted in Science Fiction, Thrillers

The Dark Above by Jeremy Finley (William Chance & Lynn Roseworth #2)

Publication Info: Published July 23, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press. Hardcover edition courtesy of my local library. Other editions available.

Summary: William Chance is in hiding. Once the focus of a media frenzy after his mysterious disappearance and recovery fifteen years ago, he hasn’t been forgotten. William fears that if he is found, the danger to his family and the world-wide disasters will get even worse.

William makes one mistake and suddenly the media and some mysterious government operatives swarm around his rented trailer in Arkansas. Only his own prior planning, a mysterious little girl with the power to kill and an ardent, wealthy fan save him from capture. As this unlikely trio goes on the run together, Chance’s nightmares increase and the worldwide storms and fires escalate.

Lynn Roseworth, Chance’s grandmother, rescued her grandson from captivity when he was a child. She fully understands the danger to herself and the entire planet if William is held captive again. She and her friend, Roxy, embark on a mission to help William Chance save the world from alien forces.

Comments: I really liked the first book in this series, The Darkest Time of Night. I expected a continuation of the story of Lynn, William and their families. While technically that’s what is in this novel, it lacks the humanity that captivated me in the first book. The Dark Above is non-stop action without character development. Reading it felt like watching a Sci-Fi Thriller film that was so intent on special effects, it lacked depth.

Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Alien Invasion.

My rating: 3.5 STARS

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