Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads: Review

Posted October 4, 2016 in review Tags: ,

Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads: ReviewRace the Darkness by Abbie Roads
Pages: 352
Series: Fatal Dreams #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also in this series: Hunt the Dawn, Never Let Me Fall
Also by this author: Hunt the Dawn, Saving Mercy, Never Let Me Fall , Dangerous Dreams
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First in a gripping paranormal romantic suspense duo by a Golden Heart finalist debut author whose clinical work gives her chilling insights...
Cursed with a terrible gift...
Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn't have to question you—he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night—the voice of a woman begging him to save her.
A gift that threatens to engulf them...
Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except...there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.

Race the Darkness totally took me by surprise. While I expected a bit of supernatural elements, the book really dives into the paranormal in a way I hadn’t expected. Xander gained his ‘power’ after being struck by lightening. He referred to it as the Bastard in his brain. He can hear everyone’s thoughts all the time. You can imagine how exhausting this would be. Plus, he lives in a world where people don’t really believe in superpowers. Then there is Isleen. She has been calling to Xander in his head, but he thought it was a hallucination. Once he saves her, there is an instant connection. She can see murders happening in her dreams. But, she also can calm Xander and ease his pain from hearing everyone.

Isleen is so naive because she has been held captive for many years. The entire time she was held captive, her grandmother told her Xander would come for her. That is what allowed her to preserve. When she finally met Xander, she really did feel like she knew him. There are so many twists and turns in the story you will have to pay careful attention in order to keep up with it!!

Race the Darkness mixes supernatural powers, paranormal events, and a modern day setting that doesn’t believe in the existence of supernatural powers to create a story that is both beyond belief and totally realistic. Once you start reading, you will not be able to put this book down!

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Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, Virtue Falls by Christina Dodd, Semi-charmed by Isabel Jordan…then you will probably like Race the Darkness!

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About Abbie Roads

Seven Things about Abbie Roads:

1.  She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?

2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.

3. By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.

4.  She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?

5.  She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.

6.  She’s represented by Michelle Grajkowski of 3 Seas Literary.

7.  Her first book RACE THE DARKNESS was a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Pick for Fall.

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5 responses to “Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads: Review

  1. How do you always find great-sounding paranormal or suspense books?! I love that this is twisty. It sounds right up my alley. Usually the instant connection trope can be frustrating for me, but considering the situation here, I think I can get behind it. Great review, Sam!

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