Book Review: In the Dark by Loreth Anne White

How far would you go for revenge?

Me??? I’m petty but I’m also lazy. I also don’t think I have the poker face ability to hide my true intentions. I also slip easily.

Me: Yes, thank you all for gathering to join me at the murder house.

Guest: Uh, did you just say murder house?

Me: No Bob, I said we’re going to chill and listen to some Modest Mouse. Now if you’ll just come this way….

8 guests have been invited to stay at a secluded mountain lodge. There’s the promise of a luxurious vacation, relaxing spa, and a chance to expand their already burgeoning careers with a once in a lifetime opportunity.

When they arrive nothing at all is what is appears. And it quickly becomes apparent that this isn’t the majestic getaway they were promised.

It’s a trap and they are lambs led to a slaughter.

Each guest is linked to a crime. One crime, one death, one rainy day that turned the asphalt crimson and instantaneously changed dozens of lives.

Each guest is harboring a secret. And the secrets are like a flood and the dam is about to burst.

And when it goes – who will survive?

I’ve been in a reading rut as of late. You might have noticed from my lack of posts and commenting. It’s been tough. My depression is heavy around the holidays and it sucks lol. To the shock of nobody what is helping me get through this is murder mysteries and thrillers lmao. I just…don’t know why I’m programmed this way but I am. I guess I needed something high voltage to get me going again and the last three books I read have been fairly high in the murder factor and have pushed my interest to read again.

This book held my interest from beginning to end. I’m a sucker for secluded getaways with MURDERRRR. I love the idea of heading up to my room and hearing a scream and a thud and OH WHAT HAPPENED??? PROFESSOR FLUTTERSHY HAS BEEN STABBED IN THE BALLROOM? WHAT GLEE.

This book is heavily fashioned around the style of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. I’m an Agatha Christie fan but I’ve never read this one and I have a feeling I should soon since this is the second book that has strongly referenced it.

In The Dark is an unraveling of sorts. It starts with the lone survivor so right away, we know a lot of death is going to take place.

The chapters are made up of The Search Party and The Lodge Party. We find out what occurred while these 8 people were trapped on a mountain together and murdered one by one by one and we read about the efforts to retrieve the bodies in between. Intense doesn’t begin to sum it up.

Loreth Anne White does a great job in establishing the characters and the emotions. She has a way of creating plot that holds you tight and doesn’t let go until the bitter end.

I was holding my breath until the acknowledgment page. It is nonstop. This is my first book from this author and it definitely won’t be my last. Thanks for the icy grip on my heart and the reminder that I am the one to be making plans to secluded mountainside getaways.

Ya’ll won’t catch me slipping.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ 4/5

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13 thoughts on “Book Review: In the Dark by Loreth Anne White

  1. When you said poker face all I thought of was the song, lol. Honestly though, I couldn’t murder anyone. I’m just too nice and sweet and my conscience would devour me if I did. I’m a feel bad kind of person, lol. This book does look interesting and I am glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. “OH WHAT HAPPENED??? PROFESSOR FLUTTERSHY HAS BEEN STABBED IN THE BALLROOM? WHAT GLEE.” + that gif gave me serious life!!! Hahahaha oh Amanda, I love this review. I love your love for murder!!! 🀣 This one sounds really good. The premise gives me The Hunting Party vibes but this one maybe sounds a bit more exciting lol also that cover is seriously creepy?! I’m excited to check this one out. Big big 🐼 hugs and positive thoughts being sent your way lovely 😘

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