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The Darkest Time of Night

by Jeremy Finley

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The Darkest Time of Night by Jeremy Finley
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2018
    336 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Investigative journalist for WSMV-TV in Nashville, Jeremy Finley's debut thriller explores what happens to people's lives when our world intersects with the unexplainable.

"The lights took him."

When the seven-year-old grandson of a U.S. Senator vanishes in the woods behind his home, the only witness is his older brother who whispers, "The lights took him," and then never speaks again.

As the FBI and National Guard launch a massive search, the boys' grandmother Lynn Roseworth fears only she knows the truth. But coming forward would ruin her family and her husband's political career.

In the late 1960s, before she became the quiet wife of a politician, Lynn was a secretary in the astronomy department at the University of Illinois. It was there where she began taking mysterious messages for one of the professors; messages from people desperate to find their missing loved ones who vanished into beams of light.

Determined to find her beloved grandson and expose the truth, she must return to the work she once abandoned to unravel the existence of a place long forgotten by the world. It is there, buried deep beneath the bitter snow and the absent memories of its inhabitants, where her grandson may finally be found.

But there are forces that wish to silence her. And Lynn will find how far they will go to stop her, and how the truth about her own forgotten childhood could reveal the greatest mystery of all time.

The Darkest Time of Night is a fast-paced debut full of suspense and government cover-ups, perfect for thriller and supernatural fans alike.

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"Starred Review. Outstanding debut... Finley's complex portrayal of his heroic lead will carry readers through plot developments that would come across as unconvincing in the hands of a lesser writer. X-Files fans will be enthralled." - Publishers Weekly

"The Darkest Time of Night is a gripping and graceful thriller that conjures moody atmosphere and haunting circumstances into a rich read. Perfect for fans of the X-Files, Whitley Strieber, and Stranger Things, author Jeremy Finley delivers the goods in this compelling novel that will have you turning pages - and turning up the lights." - Michael Koryta, New York Times Bestselling Author of Rise the Dark and So Cold The River

"Strange disappearances, mysterious lights, flocking ladybugs, a single gravestone in the woods – Jeremy Finley weaves it all together into a delightful mystery with a sci-fi twist that makes the unbelievable seem totally plausible. Fasten your seatbelt, lock your doors, and don't go into the woods!" ?Jennifer McMahon, New York Times bestselling author

"A long-overdue Close Encounters for the modern age, The Darkest Time of Night is a top notch, scary and all-too-real debut with Hollywood written all over it. Thrilling speculative fiction at its finest. Finley is a talented new name to watch." - J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Lie to Me

"I can say without reservation that The Darkest Time of Night is an absolute must for anyone who has enjoyed The X-Files. Even if you are not an X-Files devotee (and I am not), you will find yourself engrossed until the last page. The Darkest Time of Night combines science fiction and mystery with family drama and wins on all fronts. A compelling read." - F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author

"The X-Files meets The Good Wife. With a twisty surprise on every page, this seamlessly written and captivating thriller is edgy, unique and incredibly thought-provoking. Jeremy Finley is a star." - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author

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Jeremy Finley

Jeremy Finley's investigative reporting has resulted in guilty pleas, legislative hearings before the U.S. Congress, the payout of more than a million dollars to scam victims and the discovery of missing girls. The winner of more than sixteen Emmys and Edward R. Murrow awards, he is also the two-time recipient of the IRE award, a top national honor given out by Investigative Reporters and Editors. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and daughters. The Darkest Time of Night is his first work of fiction.

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