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Back Before Dark: Sometimes rescuing a friend from darkness ... means going in after them

Back Before Dark: Sometimes rescuing a friend from darkness ... means going in after them

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by Tim Shoemaker
     
 

Praise for Code of Silence:

“Deliberate, plausible, and gritty whodunit.” –Booklist Starred Review

Taken!

A detour through the park leads Cooper, Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk straight into a trap, and Gordy is abducted!

For the kidnapper, it’s all a game, a way to settle an old score, with no

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Praise for Code of Silence:

“Deliberate, plausible, and gritty whodunit.” –Booklist Starred Review

Taken!

A detour through the park leads Cooper, Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk straight into a trap, and Gordy is abducted!

For the kidnapper, it’s all a game, a way to settle an old score, with no one getting hurt. But evil has a way of escalating, and once his identity is discovered, the rules change.

Despite the best of police efforts, the hours tick by without a clue or a ransom call, leaving everyone to their own fears. Gordy is gone. Cooper descends deeper into a living nightmare, imagining the worst for his best friend and cousin. Hours stretch into days, and talks of a memorial service begin to surface. But Cooper still feels his cousin is alive and develops a reckless plan, changing all the rules. Now the one who set out to rescue his friend needs to be rescued himself. Sometimes rescuing a friend from darkness means going in after them.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the second Code of Silence novel (and sequel to Code of Silence), Shoemaker offers another tale of mystery, suspense, and the peril that can accompany loyalty. Friends Cooper, Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk think they are doing the right thing when they try to help someone near the park. But the good deed results in Gordy's being abducted. When the police are stymied by the crime, Cooper and the other kids do their own investigating, and Cooper's powerful motivation to save his cousin Gordy leads him into a terrifying predicament. The author largely succeeds at building tension and creating truly harrowing situations, though several repetitive scenes and an abundance of descriptive detail add some extraneous bulk and occasionally slow the pace of the central plot line. Readers may guess the kidnapper's identity (aided by some foreshadowing) but they will still be on the edge of their seats anticipating the fate of Cooper and Gordy right till the book's end. Shoemaker gives the proceedings a moral grounding as characters pray, question why God lets bad things happen, and ponder the true meaning of friendship. An author's note and questions for discussion also focus on these themes. Ages 8-12. Agent: Terry Burns, Hartline Literary Agency. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310735007
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Series:
A Code of Silence Novel
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
388,999
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Tim Shoemaker is a national speaker and author of eleven books, including Code of Silence, Back Before Dark, and the third in the series, Below the Surface. His nonfiction titles include Super Husband, Super Dad … You Can Be the Hero Your Family Needs.  Tim has three grown sons and has been happily married for over thirty years. Tim has also been working with youth on a volunteer basis for over twenty years—and still loves it. Connect with Tim on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorTimShoemaker

 

 

 

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Back Before Dark: Sometimes rescuing a friend from darkness ... means going in after them 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was actually better than the first one. But not by much. I like how the book was filled with suspense and action it keeps you right on the edge. I thought it was a great sequel to Code of Silence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great book beside the fact that gordy was kid nspprd by the king. Favorite character threwout the entite book is probsbly lunk because he is very funny and sounds like a great friend.
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
By: Tim Shoemaker Published By: Zondervan Age Recommended: Teen- YA - Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Book Blog For: GMTA Series: Code of Silence #2 "Back Before Dark" by Tim Shoemaker was the second in the series: 'Code of Silence.' This novel is filled with a lots of action that will keep you turning this adventurous suspenseful read. We find from this read that three friends watch helpless as their friend Gordy has been abducted and put into a minivan. What came next? The hours and days later will Gordy be found? What risk will be taken to get him back? This be a mystery story that is all about showing 'good friendship.' Be ready for there to always be a lots of action happening in this read that will take you through a wonderful 'adventure and fear. It is definitely a read that's 'riveting, engaging, entertaining and hard to put down. The main characters were young teens and they were very well developed and so believable 'holding to their 'faith' that really helped make this a excellent read where friends take care of each other.Would I recommend this read? YES!