The Darkness Inside

L’appel du vide.

The call of the void. This quote has stuck with me for as long as I can remember. I have always been drawn to the darkness in my soul. All of those repressed memories we don’t want to think about anymore. You know, the ones you force into a metal box and banish them to the deepest, darkest hole in the deepest, darkest part of you. The only trouble is, it’s easy to get stuck there. 

The one thing that makes me sad about this book, is the all the references to sexual assault. A majority of the women (and a man or two) have already shared their heartbreaking stories. Sadly that is a reality of the world we live in. Doesn’t matter if you’re a mother, a cop, a teacher… if the darkness wants you, it will try everything in its power to get you. We need to stay strong ̯ 

But enough about my somber mood. Casey struggles so much with the worst parts of her, but her system is simple. Count the little things you have done today that have made you smile. Cling to those happy moments so if you find yourself lost in the darkness, you will always be able to find your way back. 

Kelley Armstrong knows how to weave a tale so intriguing that you lose hours of sleep. Yearning to unravel the next mystery. The more I read about this tiny Yukon town of Rockton, the more I feel like the hills are watching me… Kidnapping, revenge and never ending darkness are waiting for you. If only you’re brave enough to turn off the light..


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