Trudy and Bruce Harrison have enjoyed a lovely few days away and are heading home to their teenaged children. On a whim they stop at a gallery that is hidden on a quiet, rural road. Almost immediately they realise that something is not quite right, but before they have a chance to gather their thoughts they are swept into a nightmare that will impact their lives from that moment on.
Although Trudy and Bruce make their escape and get back to their children and home in one piece, they both know life will never be the same again. The events of those terrible couple of hours refuse to fade and they are both left reeling as they try to cope in their own ways.
The atmosphere in this book is fantastic, with each scene captured wtih great attention to detail. The characters are also very well drawn with three dimensional clarity.
Tightly written with sharp, taught prose and masterfully suspenseful, After the Darkness is a book that will leave you wondering on many levels – how would I cope in a situation like that? Does anybody really get over a traumatic event? And is there really evil lurking in every community, but most of us just don’t see it?