A Song After Dark

A Song After Dark

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by Grant Palmquist
     
 

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Seventeen-year-old Norman thought he'd hit the jackpot when he met Zach, trading his boring straight-A lifestyle for one filled with parties, drugs, and more girls than he ever imagined he'd meet in his lifetime.

But there’s something dangerous about Zach, something not quite right. For Zach has a dark secret, that once revealed will drag his newfound

Overview

Seventeen-year-old Norman thought he'd hit the jackpot when he met Zach, trading his boring straight-A lifestyle for one filled with parties, drugs, and more girls than he ever imagined he'd meet in his lifetime.

But there’s something dangerous about Zach, something not quite right. For Zach has a dark secret, that once revealed will drag his newfound sidekick into a nightmare world mired in death and destruction.

Be wary of strangers and careful what you wish for.

Sometimes A Song After Dark can be chilling to hear.

Praise for A Song After Dark:

"A Song After Dark certainly shows that the young writer has his best foot forward in portraying cruelty and violence, but with refreshing character depth." ~ Chris Hallock, The Chiaroscuro

"A Song After Dark by Grant Palmquist is . . . not for the faint of heart." ~ Black Sun Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032809852
Publisher:
Grant Palmquist
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
282 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Grant Palmquist is the author of the science-fiction novel Azure and four horror novels: A Song After Dark, Permanent Winter, Dirge, and The Seer. His short stories have appeared in Chizine, Dogmatika, and Underground Voices. He lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, and is currently at work on a novella entitled Sinkhole.

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A Song After Dark 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Sheri-A-Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
A Song After Dark by Grant Palmquist Norman was a straight A student, not popular and often picked on. When he met Zach a popular "party boy". He thought his life would change. It sure did but not the way Norman expected. He is about to find out the truth about Zach and if Norman doesn't act quick he is going to get pulled into Zach's twisted, sick world. A fast paced psychological, thrilling story. Norman just wanted to fit in, he was real and desperate for friends. I did like Norman,in society today there are many "Norman's". I really liked the story line, quite original. Filled with nail-biting tension and surprises, I could not put it down. Well written, it felt as if I were part of the story, I like that in a book. Those who like (Psychological)suspense/thrillers/murder will enjoy A Song After Dark.
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avidreader012 More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent dark thriller. It pulled me in from the beginning and the characters were so well developed. I like the fact that he did it bit by bit. Although it was a bit predictable, it was written very smoothly and fluently. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes good vs. evil books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this ebook from Librarything member giveaway and my review was unsolicited.  This is the second Grant Palmquist book I have read and again was very impressed.  I am a avid reader of horror novels and have found Grant Palmquist to be an excellent writer in the genre.  This book made me feel like I was going to the darker areas of my mind.  I really liked the story line and the character development.  In short this book was about a seventeen year old boy who has been invisible his whole life. His parents are very over productive and don't allow him to do anything! But Norman rebels and is befriended by Zach a fellow classmate that is very popular with the ladies. Zach goes on and becomes a bad influence on Norman and Norman finds himself struggling to decide how far into Zach's dark world he wants to go.  This book made me feel disturbed inside in a good way like some of Jack Ketchum's books!  I highly recommend this book and look forward to more books by Mr. Palmquist.
S_Moore_MD More than 1 year ago
WOW. I could NOT put this book down! This new author has a fresh, unique voice. The quality of writing is simply outstanding. The story is compelling and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Although the main characters are teens, this is not a "teen" novel by any means. The themes explored are dark and forbidden, and Palmquist does not shy away from edgy topics and uncomfortable truths about murder and the will to power. The amazing thing about this book is the many layers it contains -- you only need to look below the surface of the gripping plot to see many themes explored, such as isolation, loneliness, one's place in ever-changing and confusing world, and the nature of God and the church. Other themes, such as dynamics between the sexes, are more subtle, and show a superb understanding of the nuances within relationships. This book is also a biting social commentary -- few books I have read bring to light the uncomfortable truth about our conformist society and how the drive to fit in at all costs can destructive to one's soul. On the other hand, is the alternative, total anarchy and the will to power, any better? Read this book and find out for yourself!