Title: As Night Falls
Author: Jenny Milchman
Rating: 4 stars
In her isolated home in the shadowy woods, Sandy Tremont prepares dinner after a fight with her daughter, Ivy. Upstairs, the fifteen-year-old keeps her distance from her mother. Sandy’s husband, Ben, a wilderness guide, arrives late to find a home simmering with unease. Nearby, two desperate men are on the run.
After almost twenty years as prison cellmates, they have become a deadly team: Harlan the muscle, Nick the mind and will. Opening the door to the Tremont home, Nick brings not only a legacy of terror but a secret that threatens to drag Sandy with him into the darkness.
Interwoven into the present story of the invasion at the Tremont house is a look back at how Nick grew up. Boy was he creepy! And his mother?! Yikes! These scenes gave me chills. This portion of the story is told in order to reveal the big secret and in my opinion ups the suspense factor to the present day story.
What stuck with me most about this story is Nick … How from childhood he was allowed to do and get away with things because his mother failed to see what he truly was. I’m shaking in my seat now over how evil Nick appeared from the very beginning.
Great suspense and thrills for those who enjoy that kind of story.