"Good old-fashioned gothic ghost story"
Ever since Kate was a little girl, she saw ghosts but her
parents never believed her and she finally learned to say
nothing about the spirits who drifted in and out of her
When Russell came into the video store in New York City, it
was a case of love at first sight. They married three
months after they met but she never told him about her
ghosts and he remained silent about his first wife.
Russell's twin sister Rosalind convinces him to move back
to the family home in Wrightsbridge, Connecticut. When he
broaches the plan to Kate, she eagerly agrees thinking that
she will finally have a chance to write her novel. From
the time they enter the door of Russell's ancestral home,
he becomes distant and moody, a stranger to Kate. She
believes the ghosts that inhabit the place are playing
tricks with their minds. She intends to exorcise them, not
realizing how powerful they are and that they mean her harm.
WHEN DARKNESS LIVES is a good old-fashioned gothic ghost
story that is very scary. The audience really doesn't know
if it is the ghosts or a human presence that is trying to
hurt Kate. That makes the finale all the more satisfying.
Robert Ross is the latest rising star in the horror
galaxy. Bentley Little fans are going to love this book.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 24, 2002