Broken by the Dark: An Edge of Your Seat Murder Mystery

Broken by the Dark: An Edge of Your Seat Murder Mystery

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by Dennis Lively
     
 
Jason took a step back so the victim could be loaded in the van. He switched off the recorder and just listened to the conversations around him. He was still, listening and thinking. He didn't move or speak until after the back doors of the van had been slammed shut and the van started to pull away.

"What are you thinking?" Frank asked after a moment.

"The

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Jason took a step back so the victim could be loaded in the van. He switched off the recorder and just listened to the conversations around him. He was still, listening and thinking. He didn't move or speak until after the back doors of the van had been slammed shut and the van started to pull away.

"What are you thinking?" Frank asked after a moment.

"The sweatshirt wasn't hers." Jason rarely stated the obvious.

"That's all?"

Jason took a slow breath. "The killer is very, very good at what he does. It is extremely difficult to kill someone with strangulation or blunt force trauma without leaving obvious evidence behind. This guy's showing off, showing us how smart he is."

The tension is just starting to increase. Will Jason be able to see the end of this terror?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490382999
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/07/2013
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Broken By The Dark: An "Edge Of Your Seat" Murder Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
tiffanydavis2 More than 1 year ago
Broken by the Dark, by Dennis Lively, is a murder mystery that will keep you turning pages into the late hours of the night.  It follows Jason, a detective, while solving current criminal events is learning that there is part of his past that is dark and slowly opening to him as well.  It's hard to tell too much of this story without spoiling it.  The characters are are very realistic and are easy to relate to.  I found myself growing attached to some of them throughout the book.  The story line is very intense and will keep you on the edge of your seat.  There were many times that I caught myself saying, just one more page/chapter and literally reading until I just couldn't read any more.   Great job to the author.  My only advice would be to find a better editor.  I found quite a few errors throughout reading the book, and it was slightly distracting to me.  This is the only reason that I'm rating the book a at 4*'s and not 5.  The story line is fantastic, the characters are great, the book kept my attention throughout, but unfortunately so did the errors.  Other then this, great job to the author.  I would definitely read more by Lively, and I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a page turning murder mystery!
Bev_Ash More than 1 year ago
Broken by the Dark is a novel about Detective Jason Stanton. An assailant killed his mother and blinded him when he was eleven. But with the help of his mentor, Captain Frank Bertram, his psychologist, Anne, and his girlfriend, Megan, he has been able to live a fairly normal life. The book starts with a murder of a woman and soon escalates into a decent suspense story. However, this book is not just a suspense story, but a story of how a man deals with the many tragic losses in his life. Although the book could use a good editor, it has a fulfilling plot that brought the whole story together nicely. The author, Dennis Lively, did a great job bringing the characters to life and making you feel for them. A couple of times it even made tears come. I really liked this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes murder/suspense novels.
Shaka2U More than 1 year ago
Dennis Lively produces a great action filled suspenseful mystery novel in Broken by the Dark.  His ability to give you every bit of detailed and background information in as little words as possible was well appreciated.  A quick synopsis, the main character is Jason, a man blinded during childhood who turns out to be a very good detective.  Jason solves crimes for a living, he was blinded as a child by a man infatuated with his mother.  Jason does not let "blindness" take over his life, he has learn to live it and has become a very successful detective.  A series of crimes strike the town that start to bring back troubling memories from Jason's past.  This novel tells the story of how Jason gets through the nightmares and handles some of the worst crimes against humanity. Dennis Lively, plot and character development is amazing in the mystery novel.  Yes there is small portion of romance but it does not overshadow the main plot, the mystery.  Lively's writing style is simple yet his story really flows like a novel.  It is written as if this is only a small portion of Jason's life.  Lively could really make  a long series with Jason as the main character.