THE DEEPEST DARK by Joan Hall Hovey
Following the deaths of her husband, Corey, and ten year old daughter Ellie in a traffic accident, author Abby Miller sinks ever deeper into depression. She contemplates suicide as a way to be with them, and to end her unrelenting pain.
In a last desperate effort to find peace, she drives to Loon Lake where they last vacationed together, wanting to believe they will be waiting for her there. At least in spirit. Barring that, the pills Doctor Gregory gave her to help her sleep, are in her purse.
The cabin at Loon Lake was her and Corey’s secret hideaway, and not even Abby’s sister, Karen, to whom she is close, knows where it is.
But someone else does. He is one of three men who have escaped from Pennington prison. They are dangerous predators who will stop at nothing to get what they want - and to keep from going back to prison. Having already committed atrocious crimes, they have nothing to lose.
Unknowingly, Abby is on a collision course with evil itself. And the decision of whether to live or die will soon be wrenched from her hands.
“…Taut plotting, great characters, and chilling suspense make this thriller a book you can’t put down....exhibits a master’s touch— Alfred Hitchcock would be smiling…”
- Book Pleasures Review, Steve Moore
“… 5 Stars - Kept me absolutely hooked throughout… the scene in the motel had me especially engrossed and I'm sure I forgot to breathe during part of it!..”
- Claire mckay - Online Book Club
“…From start to finish, you're completely in her power - suspense storytelling at its best.
The Deepest Dark is a face-in-the-window-at-night scary - a must read!..” Linda Hersey, Columnist, Moncton Times & Transcript